This is an unpleasant note to have to post, but I may not talk to many of you face to face in the near term and don’t want the news to catch you off guard in a suddenly uncomfortable, casual conversation.
Kris and I had to terminate our pregnancy on Saturday. It was a very difficult decision to have to make and we have been in agony over it for the past two weeks. We found out two weeks ago that we were going to have a little boy and about an hour later we were told he had a serious heart defect, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. You can read more about it on Wikipedia, but basically his heart had no left side. It’s the rarest and, barring multiple defects in the same heart, most severe congenital heart defect he could possibly have developed.
There is no indication that this is a genetic defect and there is 0% chance of recurrence in subsequent pregnancies. We are grateful to all of you who have expressed your sympathies and lent us your support. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think might benefit from knowing.