Avery Alexandra was born on October 14, 2009. She has had many health issues to battle in her short life and this blog is for our family and friends to stay updated on her progress. We also want to document this process for other families to view who may be going through the same experience. We thank you all for your continued love & support..♥♥

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Trip to ER for SVT Episode & Ear Infection

Yesterday, Avery seemed a little off. I called her surgeons who explained that there are "good days & bad days". All night she was irritable and not sleeping well. I figured is was a bad day. At 7 am, I decided to check her heart. Sure enough it was over 200 beats per minute - she was in SVT. She was likely in it (on & off) since yesterday. We applied ice to her face and took her to the ER.

Once we got there, her SVT had subsided due to the ice pack. They also discovered she had what looked like an ear infection starting. We were sent home with instructions to make an appointment with our Pediatrician on Monday to check the ear infection. Also, the Cardiologist will likely call us tomorrow to bring Avery in to see if we need to change her heart medication to control the SVT.

Poor Avery has been through so much already this week, and now has to deal with her heart acting up ;-( The doctors assured me her heart acting up is purely coincidental and not due to the affects of having just been through surgery.


  1. Oh my goodness. We are keeping Avery and you and Sheila in our prayers. Thank you for this site so we can keep up with what is happening in your lives. We love you. Uncle Larry & Aunt Ginny

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Avery. We will keep Avery and all of you in our thougths and prayers! What a beautiful little girl you have and adorable son! Thank you for making a site for us to go to and see how she is doing. Hugs and prayers...your cousin Phyllis Brumm Richardson