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September 22nd, 2008, 03:49 PM
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How did you know your child had a heart condition?

Or what lead to the diagnosis?
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September 22nd, 2008, 08:16 PM
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It was picked up on my 20 week anomaly ultrasound.
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September 23rd, 2008, 10:41 AM
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Alexis was in the NICU after birth and had an umbilical line placed. On the X-ray to check placement of the line, they noticed her enlarged heart. An echo was done and that's how we found the VSD.
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September 24th, 2008, 04:26 PM
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Maddie had her blood (iron) test at WIC at about 11 months. It was 19.X (can't remember the tenth place #). They referred us to the doctor. They did the test, and it was really high, so they did a CBC. Her hematacrit (sp?) was 56%. They sent us to a hematologist. While at that office, they did the finger oxygen test-it was 66%. They sent us right away to St. Joseph's hospital, where they did the echo and gave us the news.
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September 24th, 2008, 06:11 PM
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Girl_interrupted (sorry I don't know your name!), that must have been very scary to find out like that!

Coral had an echo in the NICU pretty much as a standard thing since she was significantly early. They saw the PDA then, and after that kept track with repeat echos in the NICU. We took her to a congenital heart institute on her due date and there they discovered the PDA had closed but she also had the ASD.
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September 26th, 2008, 11:19 AM
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They detected a murmur at birth
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October 2nd, 2008, 02:00 PM
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they detected a murmur when he was 3 wks old.
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October 3rd, 2008, 05:06 AM
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The doctor that examined her first at the hospital heard a lot of noise and ordered an echo and ekg right away. We didn't know what to think because she LOOKED so normal. I love the clinic associated with the hospital, they were and still are amazing!
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