Hi! I almost feel silly posting in light of the more serious problems, but I'm not sure who else would understand.
My son just turned 4, and was diagnose with a heart murmur last week. We went to get X-rays, EKG and labs and are seeing a cardiologist on the 8th.
On the one hand, both my boys have had surgery in the past, so the rational part of my mind says 'wait until we see the cardio to find out if we need to freak out', but of course, emotion doesnt always listen to the head
My sister was 3 when she was diagnosed with a murmur, and she grew out of it and all was fine. My cousin, however, was born with a hole in her heart and required several surgeries and still has problems now, as an adult. So with the two experiences, I'm not sure which way to lean.
We'll know more when we see the cardio, and the NP at our pedi said things look fine for now, but for some reason that's not really all that reassuring.
My thoughts are with all of you here. I can't imagine what kids of things you and your babes have experienced! ((hugs))