Lissa - posted on 04/08/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
I tried to post this on a kids with heart conditions group but it wouldn't work so I'm posting it here.
My son has always been very small even though he eats well. He was referred to the peadiatrics just to check if there was an underlying problem or if he simply was little, he is 5 and a half 98cm and 14kgs. He has a carotid bruit, weak but palpable femoral pulse, is generally ok apart from frequent colds. He does tire more easily that most children his age but to be honest I have always thought of course he does he is working twice as hard to keep up because of his size. His blood pressure was 88/52 (I'm not sure if that's normal). He slept terribly until around 8 months ago and has suffered from chronic constipation which has only improved recently.
So to the question part, he has been referred to the cardiologist at the childrens hospital, we are waiting for our appointment I just wanted to ask if anyone has any tips on what to expect with this check up and any advice on questions I should be asking. I know this is quite vague due to not knowing the nature of the problem but I am just trying to be prepared.