Monday, February 9, 2015

CHD Awareness Day 3, Siblings

The decision to have another baby after C4 was really hard.  We were very scared of another CHD.  The odds increased to 2-3%.  We ran some genetics tests on C4 and determined that he didn't have any obvious syndromes that would effect the heart, this is part of what gave us the courage to try again.  We are so lucky to have Baby Girl in our lives, she's a different adventure, as all kids are.

Even though Baby Girl was born heart healthy, her prematurity led to the possibility of a couple of defects that occur when the fetal circulatory system doesn't correctly shift over after birth.  She could have had a PDA or a PFO which would have needed to be surgically corrected.

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