Post by tantalizintina on Jan 17, 2008 23:02:49 GMT
We are real plzed 2 announce the arrival of lewis.. he was born on 16th jan @ 10.14am weighing 7lb 9oz... 9 days early ... unfortunately the cardio scan @ 21weeks was wrong. lewis as 2 holes in his heart, one of which should heal up. the other is AVSD? if any of u could shed a little light on this 4 me plz.. they av told me its not life threatenin but we r out of minds with worry...... btw he is beautiful.... hes an angel.... our star x
Post by pinkshell1110 on Jan 17, 2008 23:22:36 GMT
congratulations tina and hubby cant wait to see the piccies of the gorgeous little man.Really sorry cant help with the AVSD but there are a few mums that will be able to my little man had a ASD and a VSD and im not really sure what the difference is.anyway lots of love to the 3 of you and keep us posted lots of love shell,charlie and jasmin xxxxxxxxxxxxx p.s he was a good weight hun xxxxxxxx
Fab news - can't wait to see him - he's a good weight so I reckon his heart problem can't be too bad. I know the holes are very common and usually sort them selves out. There are lots of Mums and Dads here who have been through heart problems so I hope they can help about the AVSD - you'll become experts in no time.
Congrats on the safe arrival of little Lewis. What a good weight!! He's have been a right whopper if he'd have hung on another 9 days! lol.
Thomas had a complete AVSD which was operated on when he was 15 weeks old. His repair was 100% successful and hes thriving now. I'm sure there are a few other mums that can help you too but if you have any questions or anything please feel free to PM me. xx
Holly AVSD is very complicated, she is one of the unlucky ones. They tried to repair it last year when she was 2 a lot later than they normally do it cus she has been sooooo poorly before. But alas they can't fix her. The majority of babies have very successful repairs just lil Holly bol is a pain in the bottom... LOL
Enjoy him hunni and treat him the same as your others, I know natural reaction is to wrap him up in cotton wool, but he can cope with it babes
congratulations on the birth of lewis... cory was born with avsd and was fixed at 6 weeks and is going strong and on and on....dont panick your selfs he was born a good weight to so that will help him.....and as it has been said before PICCIES PLEASE....best wishes to you all and dont forget to rest...xx
Welcome to the world little lewis! Congratulations to you all! Also, well done you for updating us so soon, you must be supermum, lol! Looking forward to seeing some piccies when you get the chance, take it easy and enjoy your gorgeous little man x x
CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of Lewis, what a good weight!!! George was also born with a complete AVSD, although it didn;t get picked up till he was 3 months old . He had his operation at 6 months and is doing great, just got a leaky valve that may need more surgery later on. I know you will worry lots and lots but try not to focus too much on it at the moment. He's a brilliant weight and the professionals will keep a close eye on him now they know about his heart condition. If you want to pm me any time with any questions please do and I'll do what I can to help you. Take care and give Lewis a great big kiss and cuddle from us. Congratulations again, enjoy him xxxxx
Post by sarahncharlimai on Jan 18, 2008 22:23:37 GMT
Huge congratulations on the safe arrival of Lewis, really looking forward to seeing him at long last (when you get chance). Charli was born with complete avsd, but as she is doing so well with it at the moment they are waiting before they operate, we have been told she will have her op when she's 2-3. Like the others have said pm if you want more details although i find it difficult to understand myself, so im probably not the best person to ask about it, what i do know is try not to worry to much, enjoy getting to know your little bundle of joy, so very pleased for you take care hun x x
Lovely to hear Lewis arrived safely, congratulations to you and your family xx
My Harry had heart surgery, but not for an AVSD so not much advice I can offer I'm afraid. Only that in my experience the doctors and nurses were wonderful, so don't worry about asking them lots of questions if you feel they haven't explained things well enough. Take care x
Great News, hope you are well and that lewis brings you lots of happiness.. Try to enjoy him and get lots of rest before the appointments start arriving.. I bet everyone is just dying to get a wee cuddle of him, bet you older boys are going to spoil him rotten. Congratulations Gx
AWWWWWWW big congratulations to you, Sounds like he is doing great and like the others have said get the pictures on quickly !!!
Grace had a AVSD which was repaired at 5 months. Up until the surgery grace was really good and never had much problems except for tiredness. She is doing absolutley brilliant now. There are lots of stories to read about heart issues and surgeries in the heart support section. If you want to know anything else give me a shout or one of the other ladies
tina just a little bit of advice.....ask loads of questions and ask them to put the answers in laymans terms as its a lot easier to digest than all the long terms they use......im not trying to say that you would not understand the long terms but it does get a bit bewildering......keep us informed......loads of luv tracy n cory..xx
Congratulations on the birth of Lewis, hope you are both doing well. Am sure his heart problems will get sorted so as everyone said, just try to enjoy your new arrival. Good luck and big hugs, Lucy & Jasmine x
the present recomendation is to operate before 6 months of age so that the pressures in the lungs don't get too high. But they will keep a close eye on Lewis and each child is treated according to their own needs.
Enjoy your early daya with Lewis. MSN me when you feel up to it. Chris x.
Congratulations luv!! Marshall had a complete AVSD repair May 2006 which as been a success. Marshall was really poorly piror to surgery at 11wks and outcome looked bleak we where told that he might not make it through the surgery, it was hard going in them early days just keep thinking positive thoughts and make the most of every day. xxxxxx
Ladies thanku so much 4 ur good wishes and very helpful advise... we r currently still in the neo-natal unit @ the manor... Lewis as been 2 bch 4 his heart scan n the hole is of a moderate size.. our nxt appointment is in 3 weeks when they will make a plan of action.. his milk as been changed 2 infatrini so hopefully he will start n put weight on ready 4 his operation... we will hopefully b comin home soon, altho lewis is sometimes tube fed they r allowing me 2 do that @ home. we had some goodnews yest as his sodium n potassium levels r evening out now.... firstly they were all over the place... but the poor little chap as come down with a cold but they r doin a blood culture test 2 c if he as infection. will get the results 4 that 2mrw.... fingers x'd!!! we so want 2 bring our little man home, everytime we see a light @ the end of the tunnel n head 2wards it some1 switches it off :-(....All the advise that ur passin 2 us is really helping.. thankyou! if any of u have ANY advise whatsoever plz pass it on 2 us, ur a great bunch and im sooooo glad that ur there... Thankyou again...Tina Geoff & Lewis
Holly was on infatrini too It will do him the world of good, He won't need as much, so will have more energy to feed. It can make LO's a little constipated though cus of its richness we used to water down 1 feed a day and it seemed to help a little.
Glad to hear he is doing well hunni. I hope you get to bring him home soon xxxx
Aaawww it sounds like you've had a bit of a rough ride so far. I hope you get to bring your precious little man home soon. Take care and wishing you all the luck in the world with the appointment bch. Love Claire xx
my god u are still in scbu i thought a week was bad enough for meand babes, babes looks beautiful and i had those babygrowns also haha and also loving the quality street choco always helps, hope u are both home soon bird