Charlotte and I braved the humid Alabama weather to get her periodic pump check.
First she got radiated and electrographerated.
Had some play time with her friend Kianna.
... and later, a familiar face showed up!
Doctor Colvin listened...
...and then it was off to get hooked to the Holter.
And then she's done for another year!
(and you know this one can't miss a photo op)
The Holter monitor records heart activity while she's wearing it. After 24 hours, we take it off and send it in to be analyzed. To help the analyzer, we keep a log of her activities that could explain any unusual readings.
Charlotte's log read something like this:
10:45 - start monitor
11:00-11:15 - nap
12ish-12:30 - lunch
1:20- 2:00 - climbing/falling/climbing/falling/climbing/falling...etc.
2:30 - heard beeping sound, found she had unpacked monitor and was pushing buttons, hope that doesn't matter
2:30 - accidentally scared the crap out of her when I discovered her doing this
napping bouncing on bed
2:50 - crying
2:55 - ticked off
3:00 - really pissed
Anyway, it was a good visit with nothing but good news. The PDA is all but closed and not something we're going to even think about anymore. She will not need pacing at all for the following year and maybe not even for two or three more. She's strong and healthy!