Monday, July 11, 2011

I will never take for granted in my tomorrows, the miracle I hold in my arms today.

Well ladies and gentleman this will be my last post on my CDH blog.  I am converting back to only updating our family blog.  Any of my CDH family can feel free to now follow our family blog if you wish to continue to see updates on our entire family, including Garrett of course:

Garrett contintues to thrive.  He is still in the 11lb range somewhere and growing a mile a minute.  Garrett will forever have some ‘health issues’.  However his issues are minor compared too many CDH babies.  As said by another CDH mom, “When you have a child with CDH you spend their entire life sleeping with one eye open.”  She was exactly right.  You always have to monitor their health and be proactive about issues as they arise.  Once you are a CDH parent, you are ALWAYS a CDH parent.

I want to thank everyone that has read my blog as well as any one who reads it in the future.  This link will always remain active for reference for future CDH families.  Garrett is now a part of our family.  CDH will always be a part of him; however I will never allow it to define him.  So I decided to wrap up our CDH story.  Ours had a happy ending.  Fortunately he was a lucky 1 of 800 babies that lived this year.  Another 800 babies died in the past year due to the CDH birth defect.  In writing this blog I hoped to create awareness of a birth defect that I had never heard of until our diagnosis.  So thank you to each of you who followed Garrett’s story.  You all helped make this blog worthwhile.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Garrett Talks to Mom

I think he is saying something to the effect of, "Do you have ANY IDEA what I have been through!!!"