His oxygen saturations were 88! I know, it was too cool. Dr Gooi believes it is because his heart function is really great and his Pulmonary Artery branches are such a good size. He was very thorough with the echo and was really impressed with Sam's development and heart. So way to go God and way to go Sam!
Dr Gooi is now referring Sam to a new cardiologist at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. However we won't need to go and see them for another 6 months. Dr Gooi is invaluable and we will miss his care. He diagnosed Sam's condition in utero and provided us with the most hope of any of the doctors we saw leading up to that. When we head back up to sunny QLD, you an bet that we will be requesting him.
And no, Sam's heart is not new, but it is functioning the best we have ever seen. There is much hope in God's promises.
Jack also had an appointment this week, his first trip to the dentist. He had no plaque or scale and only one small area of decay in his back molar, which they filled on the spot. I thought that was pretty good for five years old. We were so proud of him sitting up in the chair and being brave. Top work Jack!
Sam waiting for Jack in the dental van...patient little boy. For once he gets to be the onlooker.
And for those who asked, here is a photo that I took of Jack's attempts to make me feel like a princess. Read more about it here.