Born with TGA, had surgery, scar still visible today. In mid 20's now and very physically active.
Just want you to know that your child has a very bright future ahead. Also very adorable. Congrats!
As a nurse working in a pediatric CICU, for 18 years this May, I love seeing this! We see the patients when they're at their sickest but not when they go home. Patients will sometimes visit the CICU when they come in for their cardiac clinic follow-ups but I work nights and miss their visits. This happy healthy baby makes me feel good about what I do because there are some shifts when things are rough.
And I'm especially loving the comments from those of you who had your repairs years ago, and you've gone on to living healthy and happy lives. I've been in this line of nursing long enough to remember when many of these defects could not be repaired and if they could, the life expectancy was short.
Happy CHD Month!
What is CHD? I am unaware.
I sent this to my Dad, he’s 68 and about to go on the donor list at OHSU. He’s just about ready to give up, doesn’t have enough energy to get out of his chair. 25% function left. I hope it gives him as much hope as it gave me.
As a parent of a CHD baby as well, that's one happy looking kid. My monster is now five and you can't tell anything ever happened, except for his "zip line" that he has. We've tried to teach him to be proud of it.
To everyone else, if you're a McDonalds eater and pay with cash, please think about dropping that change in the Ronald McDonald House bin. The majority of their budget comes from things like that and having had to stay there for 10 days, they're doing miracle work for parents that are there much, MUCH longer than we were. It is honestly one of the best charities out there.
What a beautiful smile! I wish you both the best and I hope that little one of yours recovers quickly and fully.
Such a precious and adorable little sweetheart <3 take care
That's the cutest smile I've seen in awhile.