And A Bad Post

I've been blogsurfing this afternoon. I had to after I managed to get everything installed how I wanted. But, during my surfing, I noticed how many of the heart parents out there have published their Congenital Heart Defect Day stories - the tales that brought them into the CHD World.

I almost - for a moment - thought I would do the same. I considered sharing the tales of expecting a sick baby, the trials of raising a sick baby and detailing all the other stuff she went through.

But I can't.

Not because I don't want anyone to read it - far from it. But in the long run, my brain is telling me that the ending of Bethanys story reinforces the point of CHD.

Children die from it. End of story.

I could rattle off statistics and numbers, but you only need to know one statistic. One in every One Hundred babies are born with some for of CHD, ranging from the problems that cause concern, to the problems that mean the baby probably won't survive. And even the conditions that are able to be "stabalised", even those problems can go wrong.

And become fatal.

I don't want your sympathy, I don't want your money. I want you to spread awareness. Tell everyone you know about it. It is the most common of ALL birth defects, yet is hardly common knowledge.

No, I don't do Valentines Day, but Feb 14th is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day. Spare a minute, spread the word.

For those that have posted on their blogs about CHD, thank you. I noticed quite a few of you have done it (excluding the Heart Parents out there of course!) so a big thank you to all of them.

So I apologise for not posting about my Bethy. She was a perfect little girl that was taken away too soon, all because of Congenital Heart Defects.

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2 Responses to “And A Bad Post”

Little Nut Tree said...

don't know what to type.

.... nope... no words.

it's just pants.

Posh Totty said...

No words .... just hugs Xxxxx