Morgan is intrigued with stories. She’d much rather hear a story of my past than be read a book she’s heard a 100 times. One story she’s heard a couple times is the story of “breakfast in bed”. I tell her how Nana would often wake MommaSissy and I up with breakfast in bed. She always says, “Can I go!” That’s her way of letting me know that she thinks that’s a good idea! This morning I thought I’d surprise her with breakfast in bed. I blended up a quick smoothie and brought it to her with all her animals, babies, and of course her new flashlight. I think the thought of breakfast in bed was more exciting than the breakfast itself. After the first sip she said, “Can I get some water instead?” She’s such a squirrel… who’d rather have water than a smoothie!? Oh well, I tried!
Justin went with me to the doctor this morning and Aunt Gaye came over and watched the girls (what a blessing!). The doctor was probably in the examining room with us for 30 minutes which made us feel so good and not rushed. She listened to every concern we had and answered every question we had to best of her ability! She didn’t seem alarmed by my low EF percentage (or low heart squeeze), which made me feel a lot better. She told me that my racing heart wouldn’t cause a heart attack, nor would any kind of palpitation. She’s going to get us into the cardiologist in the next couple weeks and hopefully we can get everything figured out before we leave Tallahassee. It is already considered a “preexisting condition” so our next challenge will be with the insurance companies. We discussed anxiety and it’s effects on the heart. I explained how the heart palpitations definitely cause me a great deal of anxiety but now we’re going to try and figure out if they are a result of anxiety! We explained to her where we are in our life right now; moving, two young children, starting a company, etc and she said all of this could be a contributing factor to some of heart stuff but not necessarily the low squeeze percentage. She’s going to try to get me in to see one of the 2 cardiologists who read the first echo cardiogram. Thanks for your prayers and we’ll keep you posted!