I think my way of dealing with it all was to try and block out what I could, pretend it wasn't happening, so writing about it would have only made things harder. The 4 days we spent at Great Ormond Street seem like one big blur, probably not helped by the lack of sleep, which is almost impossible when you know your child is lying there on a ventilator.
With this Month being Heart Month I decided to take part in the CHD awareness photo challenge on Instagram & writing about Harper's condition & surgery has meant I've received a few messages from expectant heart mums wanting some advice. I remember being in that position and feeling really isolated as no one really understands unless you've been there. I remember constantly searching online for any information I could & finally coming across a heart mums blog. It really helped me to understand what I would be facing, and gave me hope that everything can be okay in the end. It was then that I decided to start my own, to try & help others as her blog had helped me.
Now that I've had questions about Harper's condition I feel I should continue with this blog as best I can, as it might just give somebody else that bit of hope.
Harper is now 19 months old, walking, talking & trying her best to keep up with her 3 year old brother. She's been ill a fair bit since her surgery last June..she is currently on antibiotics for a chest infection & tonsillitis, but she's as smiley as ever & isn't letting it bother her too much.