Caroline had her four year checkup and immunizations a few weeks ago and our doctor noticed a slight heart murmur. We were aware of this since she was born, but it had never been anything enough to draw concern in the past. Still our doctor wanted it checked, just to put it to rest. We visited a pediatric cardiologist. She is an incredibly kind and gentle doctor who actually lived and worked in Bethesda, Maryland for several years. After Caroline's exam she explained that there is a some tissue growing over one end of her aortic valve that shouldn't be there and if it continues to grow it could cause damage due to disrupting the flow of blood. She decided the next best step is to have a second opinion, this time with another cardiologist that she said, "she'd trust her children with". This is not life threatening, but if it was to progress could become serious. We have that appointment on Tuesday, 9 March. At this time, Caroline can continue life as normal, but it is something that will have to be followed up. We are thankful for the country we live in and the opportunity to get this checked. We trust the Lord will use this situation for His glory. We will keep you posted. We would appreciate your prayers for Caroline.
We appreciate your support and prayers,
Russ & Cathy