I am thrilled to bring you this update from the Internal Specialist. Tuff has a perfectly normal 15-year-old-boy ECG. He speculated that the Nurse Practitioner has not had much experience reading 15-year-old ECGs (meaning of course of a 15 year old and not having been done 15 years ago. Grin) as they tend to be "louder" than the ECGs they would see from people with say 45 years of BigMac, soft drink, lack of exercise fat around their hearts which would "quiet" them. His atrium is NOT enlarged and Dr. A fully believes that Tuff has simply "hurt" a few of his chest muscles by doing some of the goofy things that 15 year old boys do, say if there are
He has been given the green light to go back to his regular routine with the exception of not doing anything that would use his chest muscles - push-ups, weightlifting, etc. Tuff is very "stoked" - ahem - to be able to dust off his skateboard and carry on in his usual manner of emulating Tony Hawk.
He will be going back for a Stress Test just to be on the "safe side".
So, Tuff has enjoyed a week of being able to Ollie, do kick flips and whatever other things you can do with a skateboard, and he has been able to get back to work and earn himself some spending money. He is a happy guy...
(picture from last winter.)