Health care is a basic human right, not a privilege. For some reason, we’ve allowed ourselves as Americans to be fooled into accepting that one must be blessed with “means” to actuate appropriate health care. As a nation we have failed to realize that our health care system is a barometer of our society’s value for human life.

-Me

Friday, May 18, 2007

Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

This is what Sandis’s biological father has.

It is hereditary.

Sandis will be following up with a cardiologist in the next few months to see if he has it, as well. Assuming things go well and his heart looks fabulous, he will follow up with a cardiologist annually or bi-annually until he hits puberty. Then he will follow up with a cardiologist annually until he is in his late twenties to ensure that he is not developing this condition.

And, of course, I don’t think this is fair.

I’m not really grieving, it could be nothing, and he could be fine.

But I’m not exactly jumping for joy either.

2 comments:

Penny said...

I really hopes it turns out to be nothing for Sandis. But, the added doctor's appointments, that really sucks.

Major Bedhead said...

Oh man, that blows. I hope Sandis doesn't inherit it.