Sunday, February 9, 2014

A scribbled heart

We sat across from the cardiologist as he grabbed a piece of blank paper from a drawer in his desk. I observed the look of concern of his face as he scribbled out a drawing of our sons heart. I looked over at my husband, who had tears welling up in his eyes. I had done the majority of my crying on the ultrasound table just minutes before as the tech clicked away and took pictures. 


The cardiologist explained the severity of the condition and drew out statistics and the names of the three staged surgeries on a separate piece of paper. We had received the news only a few day earlier. We knew something was wrong we just didn't know what. Our fears were confirmed during that appointment that our son had a very serious heart heart defect. It wasn't something that would be an easy fix and we were overwhelmed with the thought of the coming months and years. I'll never forget that day and being the sentimental person I am I folded that drawing in half and tucked it away in a box full of Elliott's ultrasounds. A simple drawing holds the memory of the day we received our sons diagnosis.

Have any of you kept a special drawing or ultrasound revealing your child's diagnosis? 

6 comments:

  1. I remember it like it was yesterday....

    But look how far Elliott has gone and how well is is doing! Grateful heart ♥♡♥♡

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  2. Yes. My daughter was diagnosed shortly after she was born. Someone at the hospital drew a picture of what her heart looked like to explain her diagnosis.....and I did save that.

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    1. So bittersweet isn't it? I cant imagine how scary a diagnosis shortly after birth must have felt...

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  3. It's so bittersweet that you kept this, although I'm sure it will be an interesting thing to show him when he's old enough to understand x

    The London Project

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    1. I have a box full of memories that I cant wait to share with him!

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  4. We have kept every tiny thing from all of our hospital visits for my daughter, Camdyn, who is now 6. I need to upgrade boxes! She is such an intuitive child and is always curious about things, medically speaking. I know she enjoys looking at those special things. It's especially refreshing for her to look back and be able to see how far she has come since birth!

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