I have a very special prayer request from a dear friend of mine. This isn't a short term one either. She found out in October that she was going to be a Grandma in June and the kids just found out that the baby (a little boy and not named yet) has a severe heart defect and needs to have surgery right after birth. Here a post directly from his parents. Please keep them in your prayers. This is their 2nd baby and Macie is a very healthy 2 year old.
We were so excited to find out that we were expecting our second child in October 2010!
Everything had been going great with the pregnancy until our 20-week ultrasound. We found out at that point that we were expecting a boy! We were very happy. However, the doctor asked that we go to a Maternal Fetal medical clinic for a follow-up ultrasound to take a closer look at the baby's heart.
On February 7, 2011, we had a follow-up ultrasound appointment. There, they focused on our baby boy's heart and found that he has a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). For more information about this condition, visit the American Heart Association website at: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1353
On February 8, 2011, we had a follow-up appointment with a cardiologist from Seattle Children's who confirmed the diagnosis and walked us through the surgical options.
Here's what we know at this point:
Our baby will be born via c-section in June at Evergreen Hospital. Approximately 24 hours later, he will be transported to Children's where he will undergo a number of tests before going in to surgery at 7-10 days.
At around six months of age, he will require a second surgery, and at around age three, he will require a third surgery.
xo ~ Laura
Thursday, February 10, 2011