London's Story

My pregnancy was very normal and rather uneventful. It was everything you hope and expect pregnancy to be. My water broke two weeks early, and on July 7, 2007 we welcomed our big baby boy into the world. He looked fantastic, and he showed no signs that there was anything wrong. At his two week check up the pediatrician mentioned a heart murmur and said that since London was so big and healthy everything was going to be just fine but that we would watch it anyway, and if at his two month appointment the murmur was not gone we would look into it further. At his two month appointment, we were referred to a pediatric cardiologist who discovered that London was born with an atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) which required immediate open heart surgery to live. Just two weeks later London was in surgery. Everything went perfectly, and he has had no lasting side effects from his congenital heart defect.

London is now almost two years old and lives life to the fullest. He is happy, healthy and full of energy. Aside from a very small scar you would have no clue how he started life out. For now, there are no follow up surgeries or medication needed. He is the best thing that has ever happened to us, and we thank Heavenly Father daily for allowing us to be his parents. His condition brought our family closer and has taught us what is truly important in life. London is about to become a big brother, and we are very excited to see what our future holds. We know our life is in the best of hands.