Friday, June 12, 2015

Quite an eventful day.

The day started off with a trip to visit Bilal's cardiologist. The last time he had a follow up was almost 2 and a half years ago, so this one was due for sure, but not overdue.

First came the EKG, and then pulse oximetry.

And then it was time to meet Dr. C for the exam and echo. Trust me, even though he looks very serious in the photo, he loves Dr. C and enjoys his visits a lot.

Basically everything is the same as it was at the last visit. Cardiac function is great, echo shows no right ventricular enlargement and the valve continues to have mild to moderate leakage. The fact that the right ventricle has not enlarged, means that his heart is tolerating the leaky valve with no problems right now. So essentially, everything is stable and very good. If a valve replacement is needed in the future, his cardiologist is predicting that it might be as far as 3 decades out, and he believes that by then, he may be able to have it replaced by catheterization instead of requiring open heart surgery. All is good! We are cleared for another 2-3 years, yay! Thank Allah, we feel so blessed!

And in other news, Bilal tested tonight at the Dojo, and was awarded his first degree back belt! Just one photo to share now, and more on the test later.


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