Monday, April 3, 2017

NICU

It's been a little over a month since we were told our daughter would be born with Down Syndrome and a heart defect. Little miss Kenzie loves messing with the ultrasound techs. She dances, hides her face, turns and gives us so many reasons to laugh already.

Today the doctor confirmed her heart defect and explained what birth and her surgery would consist of. The information was repetitive, overwhelming but informative. We toured the NICU and met with some great people who will work by our side through out this process. The appointments never get easier, the information never becomes easier to digest and regardless of which doctor we're sitting in front of, I still find myself completely confused and taken back by the information we're told.

Nikki and I have come to terms with the down syndrome diagnosis, we are beyond concerned with her heart surgery to come. Mckenzie is scheduled to be born on July 12th, her heart surgery will follow 3-6 months after and we will do whatever is required to give her the best possible life we can. I don't doubt our ability to love her for everything and anything she is.