Ventricular Septal Defect or more commonly a hole in his heart. The Dr said it's moderate sized and gave us a 30% chance of it closing on it's own and otherwise baby will need surgery to repair/patch the hole between 4-6m. And even though our odds have been 1/1000 of Down's during our NT scan and blood work and again at the 18w blood work they have changed our odds to 5% that baby has Down's and I did the MaterniT21 test yesterday to find out for sure.
Our Sweet Baby has a VSD
I know someone whose daughter was born with a hole in her heart, and they did have to go through with the surgery. It was difficult and harrowing for the parents (as I'm sure anything out of the ordinary would be when it is happening to your precious baby) but the operation went really well and she is now a beautiful, happy, active almost-two-year old. I hope that your baby's heart heals before birth. If it doesn't do you think that you could find a support group of other parents who are going through or have already gone through the same thing? My friends did that and they said it really helped them get through it.
I appreciate all the kind words everyone. I think DH is more worried about babe having DS than he is about the hole. He said we can handle heart surgery and while we CAN handle DS it would be harder than a minimally invasive heart surgery. With this size hole it would be more of a patch versus a full on open heart surgery. At least for now. After the appointment on Tuesday we'll know more about the actually size of the hole and the steps we have to take to ensure safety of baby.