Question: Has your child ever had any type of surgery that was life threatening?




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Well I found out I was pregnant with baby number 3 in May of 2010.  This pregnancy sure has been a hectic one so far.  I have been hospitalized twice for kidney infections, which are so horrible and been put on best rest for a week at a time after each one.  Then I find out that this little guy has to have open heart surgery after birth.  The hardest part is not knowing what type of heart surgery he has to go threw yet.  They are tellingme its a possible coarctation of the aorta, which is the same surgery my 2 year old had in september of 2009. As well as my 22 year old brother, my brother had the surgery when he was 3 months old.  They are telling it could be a possible 3 part surgery, which is because they say it could be the left ventricle in his heart.  I dont want my child to have 3 surgeries, so I am hoping it is just a coarctation.  Then they tell me it could be BOTH.  So I am deff. stressing out, which is not good for me AT ALL.  I have to make monthly trips to Pittsburgh, which is 2 hours away from where I live, and I have to be induced down there, because they dont want to risk the baby by transporting him.  My 2 year old Bevon has to go to his Dads everytime we have to go to Pittsburgh, which sucks cause he is my world.  But I am willing to do whatever I have to do for Hunters safety.  They are telling me at this point to expect from birth til he goes home that he will be in Pittsburgh for a month.  Which is going to be hard financially, and Bevon will be with his dad that whole time, except for when my boyfriend brings him down on weekends, when he gets off of work, cause I dont plan on leaving Hunters side.  And we are rushing now to get everything we need for the baby, and its so hard because were spending alot of money in gas, etc to go down to pittsburgh.  My life could get more stressful and it could be WORSE  i know. But it just sucks.

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Nov. 6, 2010 at 2:54 AM

I'm sorry. I'll be saying a prayer for you all.

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Nov. 7, 2010 at 1:06 AM

My son was born with Fryns syndrom and he had to have his first  surgery when he was only 24 hours old. my only thought was God if your real show me and let my son live. My  son is 14 years old now. I know its scary and ill i can give you is a bible verse that has help me through my fears Isaiah 41:10 Fear not I am (THE LORD)is with you Be not dismayed for I am your GOD I will strengthen you Yes i will help you I will uphold you with MY righteous right hand. hugs

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Nov. 7, 2010 at 1:08 AM

Sick babies are a scary thing. Hope all works out - Good luck!!

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Nov. 10, 2010 at 9:42 AM

ty all :)

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