Medical Update


‘Just a quick recap of Rudy’s appointment with Dr. Harake today…

There is no official word yet regarding decannulation.  Dr. Harake hoped to talk with Rudy’s surgeon, Dr. Brian, later today.

Regarding Rudy’s heart, Dr. Harake heard an irregular heartbeat so after the routine monthly echocardiogram, he ordered an EKG or ECG (of which, btw, Rudy IS NOT a big fan).  The irregular heartbeat was detected on the EKG printout but it only measured a few seconds of activity so Dr. Harake has ordered a Holter monitor test to monitor Rudy’s heart for 24 hours to determine whether or not the irregular heartbeat is a hiccup that is putting Rudy at risk as this point.  The Holter monitor test is scheduled for September 20th and once Rudy is hooked up to the portable monitor, he can go about his business at school and home while being tested.  Our next regular appointment with Dr. Harake is scheduled for Oct. 12th.  We’ll keep you posted…


11 Responses to “Medical Update”

  1. Allison & Mike Kenyon Says:

    We’ll pray for you as you wait for these tests. 15 days seems like a long time, and hopefully the irregular beat will not be a huge risk for Rudy. Praying!

  2. Jeannine Williams Says:

    Praying God’s continued grace during these days for all of you!

  3. Diana Trautwein Says:

    So grateful for your updates, Trish. Praying for peace in the meantime.

  4. Justin and Victoria Nelson Says:

    Thinking about and praying for Rudy, and all of you. Lots of love to our favorite family xoxo

  5. oma+opa Says:

    thanks for the update. Love the little schoolboy on yesterdays blog!!!!
    Hope the little guy can stop the funky heartbeats till the holtermonitor test. prayers to ALL

  6. steve Says:

    When the nurse ruthlessly rips those EKG pads off me, I cry too…

  7. Brian Perronne Says:

    We’re praying for Rudy and his upcoming tests. Loved seeing the pictures of him at school.

  8. Jannele Says:

    I know those holter monitors! It bugged me. I bet he will do well. I don’t get why so long to have the test done?

  9. Ginny Says:

    Praying big time!!

    So much love & big hugs isare sent your way.

  10. Grandma Jo Says:

    The challenge goes on…still have to take one day at a time don’t we? Enjoy every minute and know that all of this rests in God’s hands as He works through the medical staffs. Rudy, sibs, and parents………..I love you SOOOO much!

  11. Grace and Marlin Says:

    Love and prayers for another “test.”……so glad Rudy enjoys school!!! …and that he has such a wonderful mom and dad and the best siblings any kid could want!

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