Hayleyff - posted on 02/05/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I know I am not alone and that there are loads of babies out there with vsd's but I can't help but feel alone. I took my daughter the doctors because she had a cough I was sent home with an inhaler she was only 7 weeks old I went back a few days later for her scheduled 6 - 8 week check. I told doctors I didn't want her to have her due immunistaions as she still was caughing and not well, sweaty when feeding and not feeding well braething fast etc problems my health visitor hadn't picked up even with my concerns? My doctor this time was great and agreed that my daughter was not well enough and that she thinks she has a heart murmor was sent to hospital childrens ward to have her checked. to cut a long story short we left hospital a whole week later. With my daughter having a whole in her heart she is now on 2 types of medication FUROSEMIDE AND CAPTOPRIL she is booked in for a 2nd ECHO scan at the begining of March. I am so confused about this not knowing if she will need heart surgery or not she is struggling to gain weight only taking 40ml at some feeds the most ever is 100ml and thats not often and she is 12 weeks old nearly 3 months only weighing 8lb 9oz babys are born bigger than this. you may think I am waffling on and i know that there asre children with worse illnesses out there. But she is my daughter my pride and joy and I can't help but feel alone about this and that it is my fault for not making her ok when I was carrying her.