Birthday, seizure, wisdom teeth.....

25 years ago on October 18 at 8:30 am I was born. My birth had been planned so my dad and my moms doctor wouldn't miss the deer hunt.

I had originally wanted to do a huge bash for my birthday but other events changed that. So instead my birthday started off with going back to work after my maternity leave. It was a pretty normal day at the clinic, I got gifted with a pretty cool laceration. :) After work Tavis, the girls and I went up to my sister Jenn's for a little party with her, her hubby, and our friends Brandon and Ceason. All in all it was a pleasant birthday spent with the people I love most. 

The next morning, we were awoken by Peyton throwing up, but thank goodness it was only something she ate cause it didn't last long. Then we had a delicious pancake breakfast followed by a nap for everyone. After napping we got ready to head back home. First we had to stop at Walmart on our way out. Now I'm not entirely sure what happened next I remember waiting for Steve for about 30 minutes so we checked out the christmas stuff and baby stuff, when we finally met up with him we started getting groceries. After a little bit of time I told Jenn she needed more milk I had used the last of the gallon that morning, so I walked down to get milk. This is when it started. While I was walking down there it started to become hard for me to focus my vision, then I started feeling light headed, grabbed the milk and went back to everyone who were now in the frozen food section. I vaguely remember telling them I was feeling lightheaded, the next thing I know I'm waking up in an ambulance. Apparently I had had a seizure, one that lasted about 2-3 minutes. I was taken to American Fork Hospital, they ran a EKG, a CT, Heart monitor, blood work, everything came back normal. So now I have to see a neurologist and hopefully get answers. 

A few days later, I beat my body up some more and got all four wisdom teeth removed and my two furthest back bottom molars. Such a stupid and painful decision.

So all in all my 25th year of life has been adventurous. :)

Harlie's Heart

We had decided to wait to share this until we knew more, and now we do.

Harlie was born at 2:06am on 9/21/13. When the nurse and pediatrician checked her at noon they heard a loud and distinctive murmur. All babies are born with a hole in their heart because blood doesn't need to go to the lungs to get oxygen while in the womb and so the hole is to bypass the. This hole usually closes within 24 hours after birth. So at first they didn't make any mind of it. The next day at the noon check, the pediatrician was still hearing this murmur, very loud, very distinctive. We had been planning on going home that day, but he asked us to stay one more night, so he could check the murmur again the next morning. So we stayed another night, not really sure what was going on, and she was checked again the next morning. When he still found the murmur present he ordered an Echocardiogram. I got so scared thinking I was about to be discharged without my baby. We got the echo done and she did fantastic (taking an hour), then we waited for the results. The cardiologist who was interperting the echo was taking a long time to read it. Another night was creeping up on us and I had been discharged the pediatrician decided there was no reason based on how she was doing otherwise to keep her another night just because someone else was taking their time to get us results. So we were discharged home and made an appt to see the pediatrician the next day for the results.

The next day we found out that Harlie had a moderate to large muscular ventricular septal defect (VSD). Meaning the hole in her heart was larger than normal and was not closing like it was supposed to. But because it was muscular there was a good chance of it still closing on it's own without surgical intervention. Follow up was suggested at Primary Children's Hospital with a pediatric cardiologist. Which is what happened today and why we wanted to wait.

We wanted to know more about what was going on before sharing it. Today we were blessed with good news. The hole sounds like it is closing on it's own. We will have to continue follow up's at PCH in 6 months to see if it is continuing to close on it's own sufficiently. I feel so blessed for this good news and so lucky. Thank you to everyone who prayed for us.

This is what her condition is:

The blood in the RV is low pressure and is pumped to the lungs to be oxgenated -> it is returned to the LA then to the LV which is high pressure because it has to pump the oxgenated blood throughout the body. The hole is in the wall separating the RV and LV. Because one is high pressure and one is low pressure, Oxgenated blood is being pushed into the RV and not all of it is going through out the body has it should. This will normally cause poor circulation and "wet" lungs. The hole in Harlie's heart is closing enough that it is not effecting her at all.