I haven't spoken of this before, don't blog, keep a diary or anything like that, so I'm hoping this helps me a bit, not to mention being vaguely interesting for others.
My eldest child (No.1 is reference to age, not favouritism
) was born with a heart defect.
No one knew about it beforehand, and she was only diagnosed with a heart problem when she still looked a bit blue 12 hours after her birth. She was born at a maternity home, which was ill-equipped to deal with something like...