On Monday night, small boy snuggled up next to me and asked, "what does it mean if the back of my head hurts and then I feel tippy toppy?" When I asked him to tell me more he couldn't.
Wednesday night, when I was tucking him in bed, he clarified, "when I said I feel tippy toppy, I mean I feel like I'm floating away. "
"Did that happen to you again? "I asked.
"Yes when I was playing Wii."
"Was your babysitter with you? "
"No, I was at school. "
"You were playing Wii at school? "
"No, [ my babysitter ] was with me when I was playing Wii. Not when it happened at school. "
"What do you do when it happens?"
"I just sit there. "
"What made you think of it just now? Is it happening now? "
"Yes, but my head didn't hurt."
I noted that his heart rate had flipped from the 80s to the 40s or 50s while we were sitting in bed.
I called the cardiologist at the hospital, who wasn't super concerned. The cardiologist indicated that it was probably either his heart rate readjusting as the amiodarone leaves his system or we might have him on too much blood pressure medication now that his heart doesn't have to work as hard.
A few minutes later, I went back to his bedroom and his heart was doing a dance. 40 beats a minute, 80 bpm, bigeminy, 40 beats a minute. And through it all, he was sleeping and breathing peacefully. I wish I wasn't able to hear his heart valve from across the room.
We have an appointment with the cardiologist who specializes in heart rhythms coming up on Valentine's Day. Hopefully we can figure this out then. Until then, Cardiology does not seem to be concerned.
Their lack of concern is probably related to the fact that otherwise small boy is doing remarkably well:. Running around with friends, playing at recess, and having a great time.