Micah had his last visit with his cardiologist, Dr. S, today. Micah was considered a patient of hers before he was even born. She met Micah in the NICU and has worked with him ever since then. We will definitely miss Dr. S and her whole staff.
I must say that today's echo was MUCH more difficult than his previous ones as he's a bit more mobile and opinionated than before. His valve leakage has not improved (still considered to be "moderate"), so she's increasing his medication and did tell me that he will likely be on heart meds for the rest of his life. I guess that's a small price to pay for a heart that works, huh?
Micah had no interest in smiling for a photo op with Dr. S. By this time he had been awake for over 5 hours. And it's not an especially flattering photo of Dr. S either. But it is what it is.