I live in New-Brunswick, Canada, I’m 25 years old and I am the mother of a 4 months old heart warrior . So here’s a quick version of our story
On September 18, the most beautiful day in our lives became the scariest in a matter of minutes.
A few minutes after I gave birth, they took away our 1st born away from us, our baby was not breathing well, after multiple tests, blood work, ultrasound and x-ray, they had no idea what was going on with him. We were sent to a children’s hospital 6.5 hours away, where we know no one and no family was allowed because of covid (except for me and my husband).
After a very long drive with my husband, we get to the hospital where our son just arrived by airplane/helicopter. They were already working on him, to save his life, hooked on more machines than I can count. Later that day, a cardiologist came and talked to us, our son had a heart defect, it’s called transposition of the great arteries and ventricular septal defect (TGA and VSD) we were now a part of the CHD/HEART WARRIOR family it was a shock for us as we had no idea before. He had to be intubated at 2 days old cause he stopped breathing on his own because of a thermal shock. He was intubated for 2 days. He then had his repair at 6 days old after 2 weeks at the hospital we were able to go back home because he was doing good. We are now 4 months in and our man is stronger than ever,
So grateful for the team at IWK, Halifax, for the nurses, surgeons, and doctors that helped us in our really hard moments.