So anyway, the tests were scheduled for today. Sammi was nervous. I guess the idea of "seeing your own heart" is a little scary if you imagine it through the eyes of a child. But, I explained to her that it would be just like when we used to look at David on the screen at the doctor's when he was growing inside me. She remembered how fun that was :) And since I've had both tests myself numerous times in the past, I was 100% in comfortable reassuring her that there was absolutely NOTHING to be afraid of. And of course I assured her, I'd be by her side the whole time.
When it was time, she was very brave.
And that's her Looney Tunes "hospital gown", by the way.
Very stylish, I must say ;)
The whole ordeal took about half an hour, but seemed even shorter than that. Sammi was mesmerized by the sight of the valves of her heart fluttering like butterflies on the screen. When it was over, they gave her a big, red sucker, and she announced that she thought the test was actually "really super cool" and she couldn't wait to tell her friends at school all about it. Everything looked good on the scan as far as the technician could tell...so thank God...all is well, unless we hear otherwise in the next few days after the cardiologist reads the report. I don't expect a phone call, though...I really feel good about this now. And as we drove home listening to my 80's cd, when "We Are the Champions" came on (which yes, I know, is from the 70's), Sammi giggled and declared herself a "Champion of Health"!
Gotta love her!