The Heart Check

July 1, 2014

This title probably sounds much more spiritual than this post is going to be.  We literally went to get his heart checked today.  He goes to a specialty  cardiology clinic at UCLA once a year for long term follow up on his congenital defect. It was only seven months since his last visit, but the cardiologist wanted to assess heart function to see if he should even proceed with clinical trials or treatment options.

The bad news?  The clerk that checked us in thought I was Simon’s mom.  Not cool.  I let it go since I’ll probably have to see her again someday. For the record, he is 18 months older than me .  And he had just shaved this morning.  And maybe I’m looking a little haggard and sleep deprived from, oh, I don’t know, the last two crazy weeks.

The good news… HIS HEART IS JUST FINE!  No changes from prior reports.  The doctor not only affirmed Simon’s heart health to proceed with treatments but is helping arrange second opinions at UCLA, too.  Here’s a celebratory picture.  Simon was a little on the grumpy side, his appointment was during nap time.


But hey, little blessings (except for the mom thing). We’ll take it.


  1. carmella on June 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Ha ha ha. She needs to be sent to the optometrist…….Kristy. you are lookibg great.

    • Howard & Janet Grobstein on June 30, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      There is no freakin’ way you look like his mother! You probably just had an air of confidence and being in control (ya think?).

  2. Erin Rodriguez on June 30, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    That’s great news! Love you all!

  3. Jenna on June 30, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    People are crazy. An old man I never met before criticized my “loud purse shuffling” during church yesterday. What? Like I said, people are crazy. You, k-spice, are a good looking lady.

    • Kristy on June 30, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Purse shuffling? Has he ever tried carrying the mass amount of goods needed to entertain husbands and children?

  4. Jenna on June 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Glad for good news, too!

  5. Erin on June 30, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Ok, thanks for the blog….sorry for the nudge! Just needed to hear a bit of news:)❤️

  6. Blayne Hunt on June 30, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    You look Fabulous and I am so glad to hear his heart is still rockin it!!!!

  7. Cathy on June 30, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Love your blog and all the news about Simon. So glad for some good news. Hang in there.

  8. Kristin Romo on June 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Glad to hear the heart news. I was once mistaken for my sister-in-laws mother! I had just showered, done my hair and make-up, and wore an amazing color coordinated outfit! YOU, on the other hand, Kristy, are a rockin wife and mom.

  9. Jan on June 30, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Wonderful news!! And yes, you’re tired, but NO WAY you look even close to his mother!! NOT EVEN CLOSE!!! Love and prayers continue for you all!!

  10. Oscar on June 30, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Simon and kristy my family and I will have both you and your family in our prayers. Simon you are a strong person and have a strong woman behind you. I know you are gonna fight this and be alright.

  11. Julianna on July 1, 2014 at 7:19 am

    TY for the updates Christy I am happy to hear Simons visit went well. I will continue to pray for ya’ll . And a special prayer for that girls vision !!! You are an amazing Woman,Mom & wife you & Simon are the perfect couple with adorable Kiddos!!!
    Miss u friend

  12. Liliana on July 1, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Girl I cant even deal w/the whole mom thing. lol. CANT deal.




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