February is CHD Month (Congenital heart defect)
I know this won't be important for a lot of people, especially with what's going on in the world, but February is CHD month. CHD stands for congenital heart defect and it affects 1 in 100 people.
A few people on here know this already but our son was born with a very complex heart condition, which we had no idea about until he was born. He had to be delivered by emergency c section and was rushed to the NICU. He needed to have emergency life saving surgery at less than 24 hours old. He was born with Transposition of the great arteries, VSD (a very large hole in his heart) and a muscle obstruction between the chambers of his heart. We were told that it was very rare to see all 3 conditions in one person. We had a tough 9 months between his 1st and 2nd life saving surgery, with lots of obstacles, tests, appointments and endless worry.
He had a 12 hour open heart surgery at 9 months and has thrived ever since.
CHD is something very close to mine and my families hearts. I didn't know anything about CHD until it happened to us.
I'm sharing this to make others aware of it and to let those that are going through it know that there is lots of support out there and that you do get through it.
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