Nichole - posted on 12/16/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 15 month old just went to the doctor for his well visit. His growth & development as usual are great. But at this visit the doctor said my son has a heart murmur. (me, my husband, my mom, & my husband's mom all have benign murmurs). My son is schedualed to get an echocardiogram done next month just to make sure it's benign (which the doctor said he thinks it is). My son is healthy, occassionally has struggled with breathing issues (mainly when he was 6-10 months)...we think it was allergies. Now he has no issues, and is a healthy toddler. He's 30 pounds & 33 inches tall...so no problems with growth. And according to his developmental charts he can do all the milestone things for 12-24 month olds except drink from a cup w/o a lid w/o spilling much. (he prefers to just dump...much more fun). So my question is should I be worried? Or is his murmur like I'm thinking & the doctor is too, just a like mine no big deal... Is there signs he'd have a heart problem? What are they? Advice would be awesome.