For Kajeenâ€™s first trip to Wolfson hospital, she did surprisingly well. We can probably thank her mom for that. Through every test, her mom sat on the bed beside her, holding her hand and refocusing her attention whenever she had to be poked with a needle or prodded with yet another medical tool. It was amazing really, to watch the connection that the pair had. In addition to her heart condition, Kajeen also has Downâ€™s syndrome, but that doesnâ€™t stop her from smiling and laughing and just being a pure kid.
The doctors got a good look at her heart and verified that she does indeed have a hole in the muscular wall that connects her atria and ventricles. They said that, overall, the surgery required in her case doesnâ€™t appear to be too complex, which is definitely a blessing.
During Kajeenâ€™s Tuberculosis test, she cried out for a moment, but did not make a fuss over the ordeal. In fact, she was immensely intrigued when her mom received the same test and actually watched the needle go in without any fear. The hospital environment seems to bring out Kajeenâ€™s sense of curiosity.
The day finished with a chest x-ray, the last item on the check-list of assessments for the day. Kajeen had quite the time waking up from her sleep-induced state following the dose of Ativan which the doctors gave her during her echo. She was staggering and giggling down the hall the whole walk out. Poor thing, she slept the whole way home.