Monday, January 27, 2014

A special little heart

  Eden had her two year post operation cardiology appointment today. She has been medically cleared and has the heart of a normal 6 year old. I am in awe as I type this because I see the  hand of God all over this child. It is such a relief to finally be able to say that her little heart is completely healed.

Eden was 2 months old when she was diagnosed with Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). We were told that if she didn’t grow out of it that she would have to have surgery, which she did at age 4. You can find more information about SVT here and Eden's story here. Essentially, Eden’s heart raced for no reason. We never knew when or how often Eden would have and episode. During one ER visit her heart was recorded beating 278 beats a minute. That is a dangerously high level. She had surgery in January of 2012 to ablate (or destroy) the tissue that was causing her heart to race.

Eden has done remarkably well since her surgery. Even though she is petite, she is growing well. Her growth spurts are possible because her heart isn't struggling with being tachycardic and dealing with medication. 

God has been so gracious to allow us to be Eden's parents. He has taught us many lessons though her illness and recovery. She is such an amazing little girl and has such a special little heart.