Tuesday, April 15, 2014

There IS Such a Thing as Too Much Heart

Dear Ellie,

Your heart rate is beginning to concern us.  It's always been a good bit faster than other babies, even when you were in the uterus.  Lately, though, you're heart rate has been especially high.  Sometimes its nice and low around 150 per minute, but for prolonged periods of time, you'll rise to 190 or 200.  Whenever we handle you, it spikes even higher to 220 or 230.  To give you some perspective, 200 is considered concerning for any prolonged period of time.  You have a whole set of tests scheduled for tomorrow morning to investigate the issue: an H&H and X-ray and EKG.

We'll just have to wait and see.

1 comment:

  1. And we are all on pins and needles waiting to hear. Bathing Ellie in prayers as we wait. Any news?