Will and I spent my birthday morning at the Rady Cardiology Center. He is such a trooper and endured over 3 hours of testing and waiting. First was the echo, which is basically an ultrasound of his heart and major arteries. My usual sleepy head was wide awake for almost the entire 45 minute test, but remained calm and even held the pinkie of the echocardiographer. We then moved on to the EKG, where almost every inch of his chest was covered with probes, but there was hardly a peep of discomfort from him. Next was the chest x-ray and then we met with the cardiologist. He confirmed that Will is doing well and his heart is compensating despite its challenges. The official diagnosis is Tetralogy of Fallot with a complete atrioventricular canal defect and his PDA, which normally closes in all infants soon after birth, is still open and will probably remain open until his surgery. It's crazy to think that with all these abnormalities, Will looks like a perfect, beautiful newborn baby.
Daddy went back to work tonight, so it's just me and the two boys. Thank goodness for baby slings, because I've been wearing a happy, sleeping Will while Trader Joe's shopping, cooking dinner, and bathing and playing with Ben. I think all of those volunteer baby holders in the hospital spoiled this little guy.