Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Week of Thanks - Day 6

Medical technology, we couldn't live without it in this day and age.  I know people fear that we have the power to do too much and perhaps we're interfering with nature and God's will; and I do believe there is a thing as trying too hard.  But then I look at any little kid that I see when we go to Hope for appointments and think they wouldn't be here without medical technology of some fashion. 

Because of technology one year ago today - a bittersweet day Brian and I were told that there was something wrong with Olivia's heart while I was still 20 weeks pregnant.  The morning started out bad when the perinatologist told us it could have been something as severe as a defect that was incompatible with life; but by the afternoon we had the HLHS diagnosis. 

We had one of the best fetal cardiologists in the country using all the tools at her fingertips to look over every structure and explain that while we would have a tough road ahead of us, there were surgeries and treatment that could and would allow for fair-excellent quality of life for Olivia.  So as the night of November 24th, 2009 came to a close, while we were trying to research the unknowns and sad scenarios of our HLHS battle - we had so much hope for Olivia's future because of the day and age and strides that medicine is taking daily.  I know not everyone's diagnosis story starts out as positive as ours and it all just sort of happened to work out that way because normal people weren't in the office because of the holiday, etc etc - but for us it was just the way it was meant to be and I couldn't be anymore thankful. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad your diagnosis was done in such a positive way. Like you said, so many do not get that much positive support during diagnosis. They had it right- look at how wonderful Olivia is doing now! :)