Colin had an echo done, which was non-sedated. The technician and I were worried about a 1 1/2 year old sitting still for it, but he did great. At first when I put him on the hospital bed, he cried, so I laid with him. He laid on me, watched cartoons, and ate a lollipop and let the echo tech do her job. I was very proud of him.
Then they took his height and weight - 29 inches, and they had just under 20 lbs but pediatrician has just over 20 lbs.. So basically he is 20 lbs. Which they are happy with, he has gained over 2 pounds since our last visit. His cardiologist says because I am small and Katherine is small, Colin might just not have it in his jeans to be a big baby anyways.
The goal still is to have his next surgery (step 3 - Fontan) at 4-5 years old, as long as Colin's heart remains as is. If he regresses, it will be sooner, but his doctor really wants him to be as big as possible. It was a great visit, a little long, but well worth it!
We are so fortunate to only live 15 minutes from the # 3 Pediatric Heart Center in the nation. I love and feel confident in the care Colin receives. It really helps out with such a stressful situation to know you are getting the best care available. So we continue on our journey with very blessed news. There will be appointments in the future where we have to handle more than this, which makes these appointments a gift. A gift we are very thankful for!