Friday, August 10, 2012


As we know Sarah Grace has Down syndrome. This is a diagnosis that we are still learning about and learning to live with. It is very common for children with Down syndrome to have heart problems. This Tuesday, while a friend watched Hannah, I took Sarah Grace to see the pediatric cardiologist.  She was such a little doll! She and her cloth diaper were the talk of the office! When we got there they asked me to put her in this hospital gown. I didn't even know they made hospital gowns that small! She didn't mind all the wires from the ekg, she just didn't like the blood pressure cuff!

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We came away with good news. Sarah Grace has two holes in her heart. One usally closes within the first 4-6 months of life. The other hole usually closes within the first week, and while Sarah Grace is 7 weeks old he is not concerned at this point because it is so small and he thinks it will close on its own so he's going to give it some time to close on its own.

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