Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our Holey Girl is 6 Months!

This sweet girl turned 6 months old this week. I can't believe how big she's getting. She's still small for her age (5th percentile), but at least we are on the charts and she is growing and that is all that matters.

We found out at her 4 month check-up that she had a heart murmur and we had to see a cardiologist. Come to find out she was born with 2 holes in her heart (an ASD and VSD). It was a scary few days between when we found out about the hole (at first we only knew about 1) and when we were able to speak to the cardiologist.

The cardiologist explained to us how common it was (1 in 100 babies is born with a heart defect) and that most go on to live normal, healthy lives. Our "holey" girl is lucky in that so far she is fine and it is not affecting her too much. As long as she continues to grow and stays active, she will probably not have to have any treatment. They may have to repair one of her holes, but they most likely won't have to do anything until she is 8 years old.

I guess lucky isn't really the right word for what she is. She is blessed. When we first found out about her heart, we had so many friends and family members praying for her and we felt them. Although we were scared, we knew it was going to be okay, and it was. Prayer works. 

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