Friday, August 13, 2010

if this is friday, it must be cardio. just cardio, though.

as the title implies, we went to cardio in london today for an echo. they were looking at asher's arch, to see if that is, in fact, the problem.

turns out, it isn't.

so the theory goes, anyway.

the echo found no "significant obstruction in the aortic arch." which means, for those who don't live in cardiology clinics (and of whom i am often insanely jealous) that blood is flowing nicely through the arch, as it should be.

which means that the arch is not the cause of the dizziness, fainting, and other miscellaneous cardiac symptoms.

dr w said to discuss with neurology next thursday when we see them. the hope is that they can explain the symptoms. and if they can't...

and if the symptoms continue...

i am to call dr w and she will order a cardiac memo so that we can find out exactly what asher's heart is doing when he has these episodes. the test usually lasts 4 to 6 weeks, which means that they should be able to find something, if there is something to find. there is usually a wait to get one of these devices, about 3 to 4 weeks.

so basically, we are now in yet another "wait and see" pattern. who knows? asher seems to be doing much better these days, so all the hoopla of the last couple weeks may be over. at least, i hope it is. i'm getting pretty tired of cardiology, believe it or not. 

and a quick update on Ali: he was transfered to SickKids this morning. generally, he is in pretty rough shape (hence the transfer). please continue to hold him and his family in the Light, and i will continue to keep you posted. thanks.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Interesting - the cardiac memo is new to me. Is it worn like a holter for 6 weeks? Hopefully it gives you the information you're needing :) Glad to hear that his arch looked good, cause when they look at arches, I start to feel queasy. Glad another arch repair is not in the near future.