I live in Christiansburg, VA with my husband Ajit and my dear Son Avyukt (Avy) who will be 4 this September. We are expecting our second son on August 24th. At the 20 weeks ultrasound he has been diagnosed with Left sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). His diaphram has a hole which has allowed his stomach to move in his chest cavity and has pushed his heart to the right side. We have a long road of surgery and recovery process. But we believe he is a fighter and looking forward to the day we get to bring him home and complete our family.
We have a lot of family and friends who are far away and invested emotionally in this journey and it would be a good place for us to keep everyone updated at the same time. It is very hard to repeat every single detail over the phone multiple times, it sure does tire me out. So you all can follow our journey and do what you believe in – prayers, sending us positive thoughts, wishing us good luck, anything to make my little man fight this beast.
I also hope we have a happy ending and it can act as hope for the next parent to hear those words.
A CDH handout for the uninitiated: www.mnneo.org/documents/CDH.pdf