Friday, June 26, 2009
I usually just write blogs in my myspace and on facebook, but I thought I would start one here as well. That way we'll have something to show to Hailey when she is older. My name is Nadine and I am married to Josh. We are expecting our first baby, a girl named Hailey. We are scheduling a C-section for July 20th because Hailey has been diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. We got the news on our 19 week ultrasound appointment. HLHS means that she will be born with half a heart and she will need open heart surgery within the first few days of life. We plan on having the surgery done at a top hospital, Doernbecher Children's hospital in Portland, OR. We are very nervous about the whole situation but we are staying positive that our little girl is going to be a fighter and she will be home with us in no time at all! I will update more as time goes on, not sure if the hospital has Internet access or not, but I guess I will find out!