When Ruby was born, one of the many specialists that came to check her out was a cardiologist. At the time, the doctor found that Ruby was in great health; she had a small opening in her heart, but he assured us that the vast majority of infants have the same at birth. Should we have encountered any irregularities, or our general doctor heard any murmur during her routine check-ups, we would revisit before a year. That didn't happen, so our appointment on Friday was the first appointment we had since last summer.
To spare you the suspense: Ruby was given the all-clear.