Admittedly, I woke up this morning much more stressed. I did great yesterday- but not so much today. Thank goodness her appointment was this morning and not a week from now!
We went in and the doctor listened to her heart- a lot. For a long time. Like 5-7 minutes. He kept changing her position and listened some more. He listened to her neck. It took what seemed like forever, and I couldn't tell by his expression if he was hearing good things or bad things- he has a great poker face.
The result: Perioral Cyanosis.
What is it: NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!!!! Apparently it is fairly common, especially in fair skinned children. It may happen with children of darker skin, but you just can't see it. Basically, from what little I understand, it means Claire's veins constrict a little more than normal kids.
Long term effects: She might blush a little more when she is older.
That is it!!!! YIPEE!!!!!!
I asked if we needed to do more testing, and he said no. He said he has seen this a lot, and while I did the right thing by bringing her in to get her checked out, I have absolutely nothing to worry about.
He did notice the heart murmur, but he said it is not related to the blue lips and it will go away in about 8-10 years.
HUGE sigh of relief! Why do these kids like to torture us so much with all of their weird things?!? It makes parenting very difficult!
Thank you so much for all the prayers and comments- they really did help!
Now I've got to go enjoy my heart-healthy Claire!