Late yesterday afternoon we received a phone call about G1's 24 hour heart holter EKG results...
Everything came back normal!
I cannot even begin to tell you guys what a relief that is given her past history with anorexia!
Now we know the symptoms she experiences is most likely anxiety/panic attack/stress induced. Hopefully now that she knows she's not having a heart attack/dying, she can focus on some techniques to help lower the anxiety and gain some control over the episodes when they occur.
I truly think this reassurance will work wonders since, ironically enough (or not) - she hasn't had any chest pain/heart skipping/tingling since we went to the cardiologist. Now Papa and I have to keep the momentum going in reminding her that she is okay! =)
A couple of things have happened this week to help the positive energy in G1's favor too...
On Monday, we received a letter about her PSAT/SAT scores qualifying her for AP classes (Her past teachers have opted not to put her in them this year due to past performance issues. She is a smart kid but doesn't like to jump through the hoops our high school requires) and possible dual enrollment - if I read this correctly - in high school and college classes. When I showed her the letter, she laughed and said it was a little too early for April Fool's. And, while we don't plan on pushing her to try any dual enrollment classes, I know that it made her feel really good to get some positive reinforcement that she is indeed intelligent. Again, 95% of the high school teachers G1 has had through these past three years just haven't understood her - which is actually okay since it's a good learning tool for G1 as well.
Then on Tuesday, she received a text from her boss at the YMCA telling her what a great job she is doing and to keep up the "good work". Her reaction to that was telling us that "hell has officially frozen over" since her boss very rarely ever doles out the compliments. LOL
So, that's where we stand now with my Guppy 1!
Have a great Thursday!