Wednesday, October 1, 2008

This blog thing is new to me...

Hello everyone...
I decided to start a blog to keep everyone updated on our baby-to-be, Madison. I have been through a lot in this pregnancy, but everything has finally settled down and we are just excited to meet our little girl! We have a scheduled c-section for Friday, October 10th (8 days away!).
As most know, Madison will be born with a congenital heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot. We have been watching it closely for about 18 weeks now. In the process we have had many ecocardiograms on her heart and the doctors have found that she is on the mild side of the disease. So we are expecting a smooth delivery and a healthy baby. She will be watched closely in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for a couple of days, but she should be able to go home with us. She will have to get open heart surgery when she is between 3-6 months to repair her heart defects. We are going to U of M (mott's childrens) hospital for the surgery. We met with them last week and feel confident that they are the surgeons for us.
The doctors said that Madison will have a lower immune system then most babies. We will have to be very strict about visitors washing their hands before holding and touching her. This is going to be hard for me because I am so opposite of a "germ freak". If anyone is sick, been around someone sick, or thinking about getting sick.....don't visit Madison please! We would love to see you, but we will wait untill you're completly healthy. They said that if she even gets a simple cold or fever, it will be very bad for her. This is why I will try and and keep up with this blog so everyone can see pictures and have an update on our baby Madi.
Thank you so much for everyones support, kind words and prayers. Chris and I are so excited and anxious to meet our baby girl and to take her home and start our new life together!

2 comments:

Abigail said...

I'm sorry to read about all of the health problems and the little one isn't even in the world yet! My prayers will be with all of you and I hope the surgeries as she gets a little older go smoothly!

Lori said...

I am so happy for you! I am sure that Madison will come through everything wonderfully. She has a special "angel" fighting for her. God bless you both and I look forward to pictures! "Aunt Lori"