Saturday, February 11, 2012
Four years ago today Joshua had his second open heart surgery. He wasn't quite 5 months old. It's hard to believe this little baby is now my big strong boy. Upon hearing his diagnosis and being encouraged to terminate my pregnancy I knew it wouldn't be easy raising a child with a life threatening illness. But life is so much better than I ever dreamed it could be. We weren't given a lot of hope by the medical professionals who we worked with during my pregnancy. Truthfully, I was trying to emotionally prepare for a horrible quality of life for my baby. Despite the difficulty of hospitalizations, the medications, the surgeries, my Joshie boy has a very good quality of life. He is very normal and he is the happiest kid.
In light of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week I encourage any of you who can - to donate blood, and become an organ donor. Many children with CHD's will need a heart transplant in their life time. If you read any of the blogs I have linked on my sidebar you probably know that.
Hard to believe it's been 4 years...we look forward to many, many more with our little guy!
Posted by allison