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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.
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.
Heidi, mama to 5 kiddos and an lost 11.25.13 at 11w5d
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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