Written Apr 24, 2012 8:20pm
Our baby was diagnosed with a right-sided congenital diaphramatic hernia (CDH) on March 9th. Once the shock wore off, our first order of business was to find out who has a lot of experience in caring for these babies. It took about 2 weeks to focus in on CHOP. It was really neat to see all the arrows pointing in the same direction as we heard from many different sources about CHOP.
On April 6th, we had an all day consult that started at 8:30 and ended after 4:30. We had lots of tests and spoke with many people. They were able to answer our questions and concerns. We still had some decisions to make as a couple, but we felt like CHOP was the right place for Christopher to be born. I will be able to deliver him in the maternity ward inside the hospital. The maternity ward is just 3 years old. I will have Christopher in one room and they will pass him to a team of doctors waiting in the room next door - with all the equipment he will need.
I was completely unfamiliar with CDH before our ultrasound. Even when the DR. was explaining it to me, I was thinking that a hernia doesn't sound so bad. I didn't understand that a hernia could be a major deal for a developing baby.
If you would like to contact us, our e-mail address is Dajjn@verizon.net.
Thanks for coming to our blog. We are using this blog to keep our friends and family informed as we prepare to welcome Christopher.