Tuesday, November 25, 2008


You can imagine our surprise when, out of the blue, during our son's yearly check-up, the doctor said, "I hear a heart murmur".


We were handed a referral and told to make an appointment with a pediatric cardiologist for further evaluation. Even though I knew that this is common and most often benign, there remained an undercurrent of fear until the cardiology appointment.

The day of the appointment, Satch donned his cape and equipped himself with a metal sifter and tea diffuser. We were a sight to behold. On the bus a woman asked, "What's he gonna do with those?", and Satch answered, "I need these to rescue a deer". She looked back at me puzzled. "To rescue deer", I repeated.

Satch was worried about the cardiogram, but I told him that he could take home the electrodes for his doctor kit and I would take his photo for Dada which produced an instant smile. The doctor listened to his heart for a long time and determined that the ekg was normal and the murmur was (thankfully) benign. Then he asked, "What's he gonna do with those?". "Rescue deer", Satch replied. The doctor glanced over at me. "Rescue deer", I explained.

We're leaving early tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving with family. Have a happy holiday and see you Monday!

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posted by Wendy at 5:00 AM


Blogger Karen Maezen Miller said...

We tell the story of each other's lives, don't we. We had this chapter too, with a happy ending. Thanks indeed.

10:25 AM  
Blogger denise said...

I still get that...people who hear what my child says very clearly, yet think that MUST not be what they are saying, and they look to me..uh??? Yep, he said Bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. ;P

Glad to hear he came out just perfect! We had some Doc visits over the weekend -- always stressful when it is our little ones.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous granolagirl said...

Oh what a brave little boy! I am glad that everything turned out okay!

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...

What a relief!

I have to chuckle at the kitchen implement use. Both my kids loved carrying around the tea diffuser, small whisk and a small metal wand with a coil at the end which I think was a milk frother (?). They weren't ever attempting to save deer though. How sweet!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

thankful, indeed.

1:35 PM  
Blogger A.D. said...

The deer are lucky to have such a great boy on their side!

3:16 PM  
Anonymous vickie said...

so glad all is well with Satch,

of course, rescue deer

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Stacy (mama-om) said...

Oh, the cape, and the right tools for important work.

Such work we do!

11:17 AM  
Blogger mary catherine said...

what a rescuing dear. :)

glad all is well--lovely blog!

6:52 PM  
Blogger taimarie said...

That must have been mighty scary for you, mama. Good thing you had along the deer rescue mission to keep your spirits up!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

indeed, all is well and we are thankful.

thank you all for making this world oh so cozy with your comments.


8:24 PM  
Blogger E and T said...

Hi Wendy

What a relief and joy to know that Satch is well. Oh I chuckled when I read that he took a sifter and tea diffuser with him to "rescue a deer". If only more people could be touched by the beautiful spirit of Satch and see the world through his eyes - a world where everything and anything is possible. I love the lessons our children teach us.

Your most alive moments are beautiful. Nature really is God's masterpiece and to see our children mesmorised by His canvas really is a blessing.

Lots of love

2:16 AM  

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