Erik is scheduled for another blood pressure check with the cardiologist and a renal ultrasound at the hospital tomorrow around noon. Not only that, we are getting some blood work for the kidneys. Amazingly, I didn't have to suggest either of these things. I also did a little research and purchased a home blood pressure cuff (for the whole family to enjoy at this point).
For those of you who are curious, his systolic reading yesterday was 142, which I agree is "pretty high," as it is not even close to being listed on my chart for a boy his age and height. His diastolic reading was 70, which falls into the 95th
percentile and is also a little high. His cardiologist says his pressure has increased over time.
Labels: hypertension, Williams syndrome