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..♥♥
Friday, April 6, 2012
Avery's Holter Results and New Combination of Heart Medication
Last week Avery wore another Holter monitor. Apparently, she is metabolizing the Flecainide too fast and the effects are wearing off a couple hours before her next dosage. During this time she is having a significant amount of SVT, but none are sustained for longer than 20 seconds (which is a good thing). Her overall heart rate is good. Since she has maxed out her dosage of Flecainide, they have decided to add her Propranolol back in to hopefully control the SVT. Her Cardiologist said that some kids have SVT that is difficult to control and Avery is that kid (of course). Hopefully, the combination of the two drugs will keep her heart rate stable. Luckily, he said this shouldn't delay her Cranio surgery and they will likely put her in a Holter while we she is recovering for 4 days at Rady's.