Then on St. Patrick's Day, she was diagnosed with her heart defect. I decided then to post my daily updates on the Children's hospital CarePages. I kept this up through her open heart surgery and 2 month follow up with cardiology. After we were given a clean bill of health, I decided we didn't need to keep updating on there because for medical purposes, Hailey was no longer "sick".
So....I started blogging. It is an outlet for me. A way to get feelings out and work through thoughts. Some of our families read my blog, some friends and then some wonderful people I have met because we have something fabulous in common....our children sport designer genes. I sometimes forget that I have family and friends reading my blog. Sometimes it embarrasses me because I write things that I wouldn't always say outside. I bare a part of my soul that I would otherwise hide to the world. I hope that if that changes their opinion of me, that it is for the better :-) I also use Hailey's blog as a journal. To see how far our little girl has come...to see how far her family has come.
I also hope that through my blog, I might help change opinions of Down syndrome. What it really is...what it really isn't. My hope is also to help reassure any parent who has just received the diagnosis of DS or a heart defect, that life will be normal and wonderful! Maybe even sooner than they expect!
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