My title is what the doctor came in and said after the results today of my echo. (Which ended up being an "active" echo) which made more sense to me. The doctor said they know my heart is fine while resting, so he wanted to test me while I was up moving, coughing, and walking.. During the short walk my OX levels dropped to 83! Ugh. This is my life. I can't move without such a steady drip. I'm 97-100 while resting/ moving slowly. Can any of you tell me different things that can make OX levels drop so dramatically, so fast? (In about 2-3 minute walk) I'm only asking because today I was told the shunt opening is SO small In my heart, it's causing no problems. That's where he said "good news,bad news" because he said sometimes the heart is easier to fix than other things. Meaning shunt openings I'm sure. Because I know the heart is a HUGE deal! So I either have a lung/ whatever causes OX levels to drop problem. Still at square one. After 10 months and 32 doctor appointments yucky!
Thanks guys, this group means so much to me. Wish I could give more advice to others, but it's hard cause I don't even know what half this stuff means! :/ *Still learning