Friday, November 8, 2013

Happy Heart Day

12 years ago today, Connor had open heart surgery to repair a complete AV canal defect and a VSD. He was also born with a PDA but that had closed on its own by the time of his surgery.  He was just over 4 months old at the time of his surgery.

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Sedated EKG and echocardiogram the day before surgery

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post surgery

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Much more comfortable after being extubated.  

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we brought pictures of the other kids to personalize his space

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Rob and Connor

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Still feeling kind of miserable here

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Happy already

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Home again.

Though this was a very stressful time in our lives I wouldn't change any of it.  It's part of who we are. Connor is as healthy as can be expected and only has to visit the cardiologist every 3 years.  At some point, he may need another heart surgery but so far, so good.  I am SO thankful for him and for the medical advances that allowed him to live and be healthy!

1 comment:

Black Smith said...

Another great article. I like that you are very honest and direct to the point.

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