Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sleeping... But Heart Defects video must be posted

I'm supposed to be sleeping.

But I had to post this wonderful video about Hopeful-Hearts.org

I have followed Moriah's family since she was sent home at 6months with her unrepairable heart defect - only then to find a wonderful Stanford Doctor to repair Moriah's heart.  And allow her smile to join us every day.  If you want to read more about a fantastic family:  http://momentswithmoriah.blogspot.com

Another reason that this organization is important is February is Congenital Heart Defect Month - both of our daughters have heart defects.  Alexis' ASD was repaired via catheterization, but Jessica's heart defect requires open heart surgery.

We have scheduled Jessica's surgery for Wednesday April 18.  I've already started my panic dreams about this... like we don't get to the hospital in time, etc.  It's quite funny, to think that I can already start worrying about something two months from now.  And after 6 surgeries for Alexis and 1 very minor surgery for Jessica, you'd think I'd be all set.  But no prior surgery has intentionally stopped either of our daughter's hearts.  We know she's in great hands, but that doesn't stop me from sometimes freaking out :-)

All is well though.  As the Chez Family says, these kids have special hearts.  And for me, they have special gifts and each day that they can be with us is a great blessing!

1 comment:

Tanya said...

I don't think it matters how many times your child goes through those doors to surgery, it's still surgery and I don't know a mother who doesn't start worrying the second that it's scheduled... Heck I start worrying before it's even scheduled!! Hang in there!