In July of 2008, Sam’s little sister joined him and us in rounding out our little family. Charlotte, aka “Moonpie,” brought us two surprises at her 20 week ultrasound – the first being that she was a girl, and the second that she would be taking us on a very new and unexpected journey.
Charlotte was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which required her to have one of three open-heart surgeries at three days old. Charlotte, much like her brother, has already shown a stubborn streak. She is our little fighter.
-July 7, 2008, born at 38 weeks at Duke University Medical Center
-July 10, 2008, Norwood procedure with the Sano shunt
-July 28, 2008, Charlotte was discharged from Duke
-September 27, 2008, officially weaned off the feeding (NG) tube
-February 12, 2009, heart catheterization at Duke
-March 12, 2009, Bi-directional Glenn procedure at Duke
-March 16, 2009, discharged from Duke
-July 7, 2009, Charlotte celebrated her first birthday
-July 7, 2010, Charlotte celebrated her second birthday
If you would like to know more about Charlotte’s condition, please feel free to email me at jtousey(at)gmail(dot)com.