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Dd has been given the all clear!

(19 Posts)
cupofteaplease Thu 23-Jul-09 19:46:04

dd2 was in SCBU when she was born on a ventilator as she could not breathe unaided, nor did she have a sucking reflex so she was fed through a tube. During this time, they also picked up that she had a reasonable sized hole in her heart sad It was an upsetting and stressful time.

She has been monitored for the last 2 years and today... her echocardiogram showed that the hole has closed itself and she as been given the all clear grin! Good stuff!

JustKeepSwimming Thu 23-Jul-09 19:46:44

Fab news!!! Well done her (& the rest of you too) grin

whomovedmychocolate Thu 23-Jul-09 19:46:47

Hurrah! Good for you and her too!

cocolepew Thu 23-Jul-09 19:47:22

Brilliant news smile

TheProvincialLady Thu 23-Jul-09 19:50:18

Oh excellent, so pleased for yousmile

cupofteaplease Thu 23-Jul-09 19:54:14

Thanks grin She's a fab little thing, and I'm so pleased she has overcome her problems!

francagoestohollywood Thu 23-Jul-09 19:56:17

Great news!

Lilyloo Thu 23-Jul-09 19:57:13

Great news grin

Wallace Thu 23-Jul-09 20:00:52

Fantastic news grin

TheProfiteroleThief Thu 23-Jul-09 20:01:27


PandaG Thu 23-Jul-09 20:02:45

smile what lovely news!

LeonieSoSleepy Thu 23-Jul-09 20:09:04

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cupofteaplease Thu 23-Jul-09 20:22:24

Leonie- they did explain about a hole that everyone has in their heart when they are born. They said, however it was an additional hole in a different place, (higher up?) does that make sense? I don't know, it was still present a few months ago, so I was really pleased to hear it had closed today smile

Wallace Thu 23-Jul-09 20:27:21

It would have been an Atrial Septal Defect (hole between the two top chambers of the heart).

My dd had a Ventrical Septal Defect (hole between two bottom chambers of the heart)

Really am so pleased for you - I know just how worrying it is

cupofteaplease Thu 23-Jul-09 20:30:14

Yes Wallace- that sounds like it! Hope your dd's sorted itself out too! I don't think it was particulary worrying to any medical folk, but as a parent, it is a worry to know there is a slight defect in an important part of the body.

Wallace Thu 23-Jul-09 20:38:43

We were told that dd's was very small and would close by itself and she would never need surgery.

To cut a long story short when the cardiologists looked at it (not just the paed at local hosp.) they sent her for a cardiac catheter. We were then told it would never close by itself and that if she didn't have surgery before she was 2 she would have irreversible lung damage. She had it fixed with no probs at all aged 17 months.

But this thread is about your dd, not mine and I am very happy for you

cupofteaplease Thu 23-Jul-09 20:45:44

Gosh Wallace, so sorry to hear that sad what a worry that must have been. My eldest dd had surgery at 24 months, so I know how worrying that can be, when they go under GA. But it must have been a lot worse when it was for her heart.

Well done your dd for coming through it all ok! I presume she has the all clear now?

Thanks for your best wishes.

Wallace Thu 23-Jul-09 21:27:08

Yes she is completely healthy now - 5 years between check ups

Doodle2u Thu 23-Jul-09 21:29:24

Excellent grin

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