*Edited to thank all of you wonderful ladies* My brand new baby girl has a heart murmur.
Before we were released from the hospital, the pediatrician discovered baby Zoey has a heart murmur. He said heart murmurs are very common, and not to be alarmed, but he was referring us to a cardiologist at a very good hospital a few hours away. Our appointment is this Wednesday.
I've googled the shit out of heart murmurs in newborns and from what I've read, it sounds like we wouldn't have been referred to a cardiologist for further testing if there wasn't cause for concern.
I'm so in love with this tiny, beautiful little girl and I'm absolutely terrified.
If you have any experience with this, good or bad, please share.
Thank you ladies so much for the kind words and stories. I will update again after her appointment.