Saturday, August 4, 2012

Birth Day 7/25/12

On this day we welcomed Iain Timothy into our family!  He came after my Doctors decided my blood pressure was too high for too long.  So, they started the induction process on Monday, July 23rd.  By 12:00 AM Wednesday, it became evident that I would need to have a C-Section.

Iain was born at 2:03 AM, Wednesday.

Late Wednesday morning, a nurse mentioned that Iain had a "loud heart murmur". We were not worried about this, because both Nora and Elise have heart murmurs.  In the afternoon, Iain's Neonatologist came to check on him (he had meconium, so she was just following up).  We mentioned the heart murmur, which she didn't hear earlier in the day.  After hearing it, she decided to give him an Echo Cardiogram right away.

Tim and I still were not worried at this point.

At 9:00 PM we were visited by a Cardiologist from Moffitt Heart & Vascular Group.  At this point, before he even started speaking, we knew something was wrong.

This is when Dr. Consevage explained that Iain has a congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot.

The following hours and day or 2 were spent in shock.  We had questions, concerns, multiple emotions changing from moment to moment.  Tim and I prayed for peace, understanding, healing and health for Iain.  We continue to pray for these blessings from God.

No comments: