Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Visit to the Cardiologist

Today mom and dad took Nick to see a new doctor called a Cardiologist.  We told Nick, "today you will have an Ultrasound and an EKG.  The doctor will put a wand on your chest and take pictures, and then they will put stickers on your chest and attach wires.  You will have to sit quiet and still, but it will not hurt."

Nick did a good job with the Ultrasound.  Mom held up the iPad and took pictures, Nick thought it was funny and he smiled and made silly faces while mom took pictures.  The nurse was able to get good images of Nick's heart.
Then it was time for the EKG.  The nurse put stickers on Nick's chest.  Nick did not think this was funny, but he did a good job sitting quietly.
Next the nurse clipped wires to the stickers.  When she was done attaching all the wires she pressed buttons on the machine and paper printouts came out.

Then we told Nick, "All done!  Time to put your shirt back on." 

The doctor came in and told us that Nick's heart is healthy.  Mom and dad were happy and proud, we said, "what a great job you did today!"


Grammy said...

You are very brave my Nick. Lucky you to have a great mom and dad for preparing you for the test.Good news your heart is healthy. love you

Nicole said...

Very brave, nick! You look so funny with all those wires on your chest!