Words of Advice from Heart Families
Advice from Elsbeth: Your Baby Has Been Diagnosed with Heart Defects, Now What?
Advice from Patty: Starting Your CHD Journey
Terms to Start Learning:
Cyanosis: Blueness of skin caused by insufficient oxygen in the blood. Blueness of the skin occurs when critical amounts of reduced hemoglobin are present.
Pulse Ox (Pulse Oximeter): Measures the oxygen levels in the blood.
NPO: Nothing by mouth
Extubate: To remove a tube from the airway.
Advice from Mandi:
Be There for Your Child & Take Care of Yourself
Advice from Nicole:
Get to a High-Volume Medical Center
Advice from Casey: Be Your Child’s Advocate
Advice From Sean and Lani: Participate, Expect the Unexpected, and Practice Self-Care
Advice From Nina: A Five-Year-Old Heart Warrior’s Perspective
Nina is a spunky five-year-old who has already been through more in her lifetime than most will ever experience. She’s full of sass and her wise advice is on point. Listen to Nina’s advice for kids and parents on their heart journey. She gives me so much hope!
Here’s a little background on Nina, from her Mom, Lani:
Advice from Megan: The Importance of Staying Organized
Megan is the mom to an amazing 7-month-old heart warrior, Blake.
Advice from Elsbeth: Celebrate Your Pregnancy
Elsbeth is the mom to heart warrior, Eloise.
Advice from Sharred: Support Your Spouse or Partner
Sharred offers advice from a dad’s perspective. He is the father to Eloise, a 17-month-old heart warrior.