It has been a loooong day, but I want to let you know how things went today.
Thank you for all of the prayers, well wishes, and encouragement.
Buttercup has what looks to be an isolated premature ventricular contraction. (PVC)
Even though her heart is skipping more than a second grade jump roper (three ventricular contractions in six seconds), they don't seem to be occuring right in a row. GOOD SIGN.
The echocardiogram showed that her blood is being pumped out normally.
She is on a heart monitor for 24 hours, during which she is to behave normally and track her activities in a log book.
She went to soccer practice and everything.
One benefit is that she is being nicer to Star. She doesn't want to have to write down that her heart rate is elevated because she was fighting with her brother.
Friday we will send the monitor in, and will have the final results next week.
As for the trouble breathing at practice, the doctor wants us to have her checked for sports-induced asthma.
All in all, we are thrilled.
Have a lovely day!