It has been determined that the baby has a transposition of the great arteries of the heart (for more on what that is, click here) which will require a corrective surgery right after birth with the possibility of more surgeries down the road.
It's not the news that any parent wants to hear but, given all of the things that could be wrong, we'll gladly take this one. Everything else is fine with the pregnancy and both mother and child are fine otherwise.
We visited with the Pediatric Cardiology team at CHoP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) this morning. As we stepped off the elevator on the 5th floor we saw several large, colorful photographs which immediately told us that we were in the right place.
They were all done by our friend, Debbie Gilbert.
Thank you, Debbie. You helped make today much easier for us, as I'm sure that your work has for many other families in difficult circumstances.
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