Our gorgeous girl Addisyn Rose is our forth born child. We have had 3 perfectly healthy children prior to Addisyn so when we went for our 20 week scan (to find out if Addisyn was a he or a she) we defiently weren't expecting to be told that Addisyn's heart needed to be looked at again! The next day we went for our scan and specialist came in from everywhere, some just to watch, some to give their opinion. We were told that Addisyn had congenital heart defects, she was going to be born with 3 holes in her heart and with a backwards valve! Because the problems with Addi's heart stunted her growth I had to go in for growth scans weekly. I was told majority of the time she was measuring 3-4 weeks behind, the doctors told me if her growth got anymore than 4 weeks behind I would have to give birth to her! On the 8th of December I went into labour, I was petrified! Addisyn was distressed and I remember hearing midwives yelling if they didn't get her out they'd lose her! As soon as she was born she was rushed away from me to special care, I remember yelling to Frank her dad and my his husband to go with her and not leave her side!! Addi was only 3 pound and 3 ounces when she was born, she was so sick my poor girl! But she wanted to fight, she wanted to show us she was a little warrior!! After lots of ups and downs, scary moments, emergencies, Addi being so so sick she was finally able to come home with us at 4 months old.
Addisyn is now 1 and she is a happy little girl and always has a gorgeous smile on her face!! BUT she struggles, most days she struggles with her health, her heart brings her down nearly everyday. We have been in and out of hospital for the last year but this month we had our preyers answered and after an emergency ambulance ride for my little girl who had gone blue she is now finally going to have corrective surgery on her heart!
Unfortunately our hospital doesn't have the resources to operate on Addisyn so we are flying back and forth to the cardiology unit in the children's hospital in Melbourne Victoria!
We are fun raising to try and come up with enough money to be able to pay for flights back and forth and accommodation while we are there!! Please think of our beautiful little girl & dig deep we would never ask for help if we didn't need it!