Wednesday, November 3, 2010
For those of you who do not know, we are expecting our 6th baby December 22!! We found out at our routine ultrasound that the baby has a congenital heart defect called Ebstein's Anomaly. At first it seemed like everything would be ok...the baby would be born and at some point need heart surgery. But subsequent visits to the cardiologist showed that the baby's heart was getting worse. At that point, we decided (for the first time) to find out the gender of the baby. We found out it is a GIRL and we named her HOPE because we are hoping for a miracle of some sort ... whether it be complete healing of her heart or that she lives. I decided to try out this blog thing so that I could update people as we learn more about her prognosis and our plan. We have appreciated all the love and prayers we have received as this has been one of the hardest times in our lives.