Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Andrew To See The Heart Specialist!

A mother's worry's never go away do they?? As you all know Hunter has to have some medical things done to his private parts. He had an appointment on the 15th of February but they cancelled it and it is rescheduled. It is nothing major but it will be very painful for him.

Now Andrew has to go see a heart specialist. He is having heart palpations or something like that. His heart beats way too fast at times. He has just started this, he can just be sitting here watching tv and it will start beating real hard and fast. At times it gets almost up to 200 and then it will slow down and skip a few! My brother has this same problem and his started about the same age as Andrew! He has been on heart medication since he was around 16. Now my sister has a problem with her heart too. Hers just beats too fast all the time. She is also on medication and she is only 23. The doctor is doing a referral for Andrew to the heart specialist, so I'm not sure when his appointment will be, I should find something out tomorrow. More than likely they will put one of those monitors on him for a few days first and then go from there. That is what Andrew's doctor said they would do. But it should be controlled with medication and he will have to take it for the rest of his life. This is not something that he will have to have surgery for just something that the medication will regulate, but still when it is your child you still worry. I have been worried sick since I found this out today, but I have been trying not to show it too much around him. He doesn't need to worry about it right now. I love my boys more than life it's self and just wish that I could take away their pain and worry. I guess that is just part of being a mother.

I finally finished doing the applique on my January block of Baltimore Blues. I started doing the applique on this block today which is the February block. I don't have alot of it done yet, I HATE doing those tiney circles!!!
That is about all of the quilting that I got done today. I would love to get this block finished before Friday if I can. Mom will be coming home on Friday!!!!! I can't wait to see her! I just miss her so much while she is gone.

I think I will work on my block a little more before I set down with the boys to watch American Idol.
Kristie

17 comments:

Michelle said...

Kristie,
I will keep you all in my prayers. Know that God is holding you in His hands, and he will guide you to the people who can help. Talk to Him, and he will soothe your soul.

Your quilt block looks GREAT!
Michelle

Cindy said...

So sorry to hear about your boys :0( I will keep you all in my prayers and hope you can all stay strong by being there for each other. My son had to have kidney surgery on both his kidney when he was three months old. That was as close to hell on earth that I ever have been and never want to deal with anything like that again. It's bad enough when it's you or your husband, but it's just unbearable when it's your children.
God bless,
Cindy

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

This is the very reason that Mother's are the most special people on earth. No one can love the way a Mother loves her child. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Prayer is a great gift and I do believe they are always answered. Keep us all posted.
Regina in MI

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I love your block...my thoughts are with you and your family keep safe..

Moneik said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hopefully the medication will take care of the problem. So glad you caught it early.

Gina said...

Tell Andrew I'll be thinking of him.
I know the thought of him being on medication is scary but if it means he can lead a normal active life then that's worth it.
It's only normal that you feel worried, that's what being a mother is all about.Isn't that what you said to me a few weeks back.
We're all here for you

love and hugs xxx

Screen Door said...

Don't worry till you have to...We'll keep you guys in my prayers...

Amelia said...

Prayer will get you thru this situation. If it can be controlled with medicine that is wonderful.

The block looks great...but why wouldn't it - you are so talented!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Such a pretty block!

The important thing is that you are taking care of it. Will keep your son in my prayers as well as his wonderful Mom.

Michele said...

Oh, Kristie, what a rough time.

Is your brother close enough that he'll be able to help Andrew work through this - kind of a mentor for what he'll be dealing with?

Floss said...

So sorry to hear about your son heart condition. I feel for him. I had rheumatic fever as a kid and they are forever running test on my heart. Thank goodness they haven't found anything, but as heart conditions also run in my family, I don't mind. Hopefully the doctor can sort this out.

Connie said...

You and your children are in my prayers. Boy, motherhood ain't for sissies, is it? My daughter was born at 25 weeks gestation and weighed 1 lb. 10 oz--her time in the hospital with all the tests and procedures......you think you're going to lose your marbles, but you get through it--and they (the kids) get through it too--humans are resilient and tough. So I'll add my prayers to all that toughness and I'm sure you will all come through it fine!

Quilting Pirate said...

My first thought was how scary! And I'm sure it still is very scary, but there is some comfort to know that is runs in the family. Please keep us up to date. You and Andrew is in my thoughts.

Quilting Pirate said...

My first thought was how scary! And I'm sure it still is very scary, but there is some comfort to know that is runs in the family. Please keep us up to date. You and Andrew is in my thoughts.

Guðrún said...

I do hope that everything will turn out right for Andrew and Hunter.

Jen said...

Everything will be fine. Just wait to see what the results are. He's young, they'll get him sorted out. =)

jillytacy said...

I hope all goes well with your boys and both of them are on the mend. Medical technology is a great thing these days. On a happier note...your Baltimore Blues quilt is beautiful.