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.


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.


Penny Ratzlaff 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.