Thursday, October 11, 2012

Finally Perfect!

This is Seth at Cornbelly's last night. He's had more adventures
 in his short 3 month life than many kids get in years.
Okay, not really perfect. Seth will always have to visit a cardiologist. And there is always a chance for a complication like an aneurysm or another narrowing as the aorta grows (or doesn't).

But at Seth's first appointment since his angioplasty, Dr. Hoffman declared that Seth's blood pressures looked great. His gradient is at about 3. (The ratio of the difference between pressures above and below the coarctation-- it was 37 before the angioplasty, and 5 after.) Finally, Seth catches a break!

Seth doesn't have to go in for 4 more months, and the doctor even said that "the chances of Seth having further procedures and complications are very low now."

After this great news, we were so excited that we decided to keep Seth permanently. Of course, we celebrated with a photo shoot. Here are a few of our favorite pics:
Look at that punum!
(Check your Latin dictionary)

Seth doesn't look thrilled here, but he really likes his brothers. 

Hey ladies! (This photo goes best with a Marvin Gaye song.)


  1. Yay! I was going to call to see how his doctor visit went, but didn't want to bug you! Cute pictures! Have fun over fall break!

  2. Great news! He's so adorable!

  3. That's awesome! So glad he is better now.

  4. He has always been perfect! I totally see you, Natalie, in the last picture of him!


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