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Could be one of my girls

Ok, so I know I have been horrible about writing, but 2 munchkins at home is tiring. But today I have a real reason to post. Those who have known me for a long time or read my blog for a long time know that I was born with a ventricular septal defect (VSD) in other words a hole in my heart. Now this is a hereditary condition, so when I was pregnant with both my girls I got level II ultrasounds to check their hearts. Both were cleared as ok so we did not move on to a fetal echo (the next step to male sure). Now we did have a scare with Tara one day that she turned a bit blue around her mouth one day. I took her straight to the doctor, but her color returned to normal and they did not hear any murmur (a VSD will cause a murmur). So if this ever happens again they will do an echo of her heart.

But what today is making me post about all of this. Well I saw a picture of a 4 month old after having the open heart surgery to fix a VSD. This just brings up my worst fears of what would happen if I did pass this on to my girls. I saw the picture because a women in one of my online mommy groups’ son just had the surgery today. She actually posted the picture because he is doing well. It was just still scary to think how easily that could be one of my girls.