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    • melgeissinger

      Apollo was born with a CHD, congenital heart defect. Specifically double outlet right ventricle, severe pulmonary stenosis, and large VSD (hole in his heart). He had an emergency colostomy and appendectomy after his first heart surgery to place a shunt and took a while to recover properly from that. He's 3 and a half months old now and doing really well despite needing more surgeries. He's overall a really beautiful and happy boy that inspires us and amazes us on a daily basis!

    • Chris

      Adorable! It's so nice to see this after all the photos you've posted of really scary-looking instruments with a plethora of tubes going everywhere.

      And what a year for you. You didn't even mention YOUR HOUSE BURNING DOWN while you were pregnant. ☹️

    • melgeissinger

      Thanks, Chris! I wasn't about to go into my whole tragic life story in one post! This one was all about Ollie in my debut "piece of Cake". :)

    • sc

      -sigh-

      We know this journey that you are on. How impossible it can seem. I wish I didn’t know exactly what all those terms mean.

      Jane is now eight years old. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, double outlet, and the rest of the alphabet soup. Three huge open heart surgeries, some other procedures, and more than a little worry for everyone.

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