Thursday, December 1, 2011

Can't Catch a Break

So after re-reading my post about Thanksgiving, it made me think about how one day we can be so happy and feel like our lives have turned around for the better, and then a few days later get some information that makes us wonder why can't we catch a break. When I started this blog I had hoped it would be an upbeat blog. I had envisioned me writing about the wonderful things Piper was doing, the goals she was achieving and just how much of a blessing she has been to our family.

I had mentioned in an earlier post that Piper was born with a Ventricular Septal Defect (a type of hole in the heart). Yesterday we met with the Cardiologist for Piper's two month follow-up appointment. After an EKG and an Echo (ultrasound of her heart) the Cardiologist informed us that the hole didn't seem to be healing as previously hoped and that due to the unequal pressure in the ventricles causing elevated pressure in Piper's lungs, short of a miracle in the next month, Piper will need open heart surgery to repair the hole in the latter half of January. We are now in the difficult process of deciding which surgeon and hospital we will be putting the life of our precious Piper in. The good news is that we are lucky to have health insurance that allows us to choose the best of the best, but we can't help but feel that's a small consolation for what is a terrifying time for us. We keep asking ourselves over and over "Why can't we catch a break?".

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear that Piper will need surgery. Hard to enjoy the Holiday Season with that looming in the back of your mind. Praying for you guys that you will find the best Doctors to care for your little one.