Kevin and I got a little shock yesterday. Austin has had some issues on the soccer field with catching his breath and feeling lightheaded. We chalked it up to possibly being asthma and had him get into the doctor yesterday. Well, along the breathing difficulties he is having a little chest pain. The family has a long history of heart issues. So to be on the safe side the doctor ordered him to have some tests on his heart.
Nothing makes a parents heart plunge faster than hearing the words, “I want to run tests on his heart.” They got him in to the hospital for testing right away. He had an EKG and some kind of pulmonary cardio test thing done. The EKG can be read at our hospital but the other one has to be sent to the big city to be read by a pediatric cardiologist. So we don’t have a clue as to when we will get the results.
In the meantime Austin is being sidelined in soccer. He can’t play or lift weights or anything until we get the results back. I feel so bad for him because he finally found his fit. He found a sport he was great at and enjoyed. He found an awesome group of guys to hang with and I feel are helping his transition to high school next year. And his coach is amazing and so supportive. I pray wholeheartedly that it is just asthma and he can go back to his team as quickly as possible. I’ll keep you all updated on the results as we get them.