When I’m here long enough, I even start to talk like the Panamanians.
Gabrielito was seen in Panama City late on Thursday afternoon by a cardiologist in the private pay system. Right after, Gloria texted me that after an EKG, a physical exam and a look at the echo taken previously, the cardiologist is not particularly concerned. He recommended that Gabrielito be evaluated every three months rather than annually, but other than that there are no changes needed in his treatment.
I don’t know what the person who first evaluated the echo saw that the cardiologist did not consider significant, but if Fani had been able to ask more questions, the anxious rush to Panama City might have been avoided.
I hugely appreciate the friends, family and colleagues who were willing to weigh in. They made Gloria and her family feel that their much loved little boy mattered, a rare thing in the lives of these good and decent people who rarely catch a break.