Last night Miss K had another SVT Episode. We have absolutely NO idea why, nothing happened to set it off :o(. Sporadic episodes are WAY worse than episodes brought on by something. It's not good when we can't explain why she's in SVT.
How did I know to check on her heart last night? She was acting kind of out of sorts, still wiggly and very active and happy but a little clingy and acting restless. I picked her up and put my ear to her chest and just knew. We tried to count the beats with a stethoscope but it's nearly impossible to keep count with a wiggly baby. Just like last time I'm guessing her heart was buzzing at about 20 beats per every 5 seconds, calculating to about 240 BPM.
It only took a second to get Miss K out of SVT this time, the first physical maneuver I tried was blowing in her face and it only took one time. When we checked her heart again it was beating slow and steady again.
I'm torn, I don't know if I should call her EP Cardiologist or not. Two episodes in two days isn't a good thing, especially with this last one being unexplainable. I can't decide because we know exactly why she went into SVT earlier this week, and we did accidentally skip a Propanolol dose on Sunday so I feel it's mainly based on the missing dose. I don't know if it takes a little while for the body to get back on track after missing a dose or if these episodes may be a sign that we need another medication adjustment...So do I call today and let the EP Cardiologist know? Or do I wait and see if she has anymore unexplained SVT?
It's times like this that it sucks going through this for the first time ever, sometimes I just wish I had experience with it already and always knew exactly what to do and when/how to do it.