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Evan's Heart - Skirting the Line

Skirting the Line: Evan’s Heart

Evan had his latest heart checkup last week. Not much has changed since his last one – at least, not physically. He still has three cardiac defects – a right aortic arch, double-chambered right ventricle, and most pressing, a ventricular septal defect (VSD). For now his heart, as his cardiologist describes it, is “skirting the […]

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Evan at the Cardiologist

The Day We’ve Dreaded Is Finally Here

So Evan’s body is telling us that it’s ready for his VSD to be closed. I was expecting Evan’s cardiologist to utter these words today, but it didn’t make the news any easier to bear. We’ve known since Evan was just a week old that he has congenital cardiac defects that will need to be repaired through open […]

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The Words No Parent Wants to Hear

“There are some issues with Evan’s echocardiogram.” Kendra took the initial phone call from the NICU nurse, called me, and relayed the message. There was something wrong with Evan’s heart, but they wouldn’t elaborate until I arrived at the hospital for his 8pm feeding. I hung up the phone and held back tears as I […]

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