Thursday, February 11, 2010

February is CHD awareness month

Did you know that a simple Pulse Oximeter could save your babies life?  You know, the little thing with the red light they put on your finger at the clinic.  It only takes seconds and if done with routine vital signs in the first days of life at the hospital can detect the most serious heart defects.  

This test likely would have alerted us to Alex's problems hours before he became a critical mess. Without the stress of that first struggle for life he may have been strong enough to withstand the weeks to come.  We will never know, but what we do know is that if we can help ONE parent ask for this test and possibly save her child, we should.  Because Alex would want us to.

Share this on your blog, website, whatever.  I appreciate the link back to us if you do.

Some people are born with special hearts, the rest of us have to work at it. 

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