Wynter's Heart

This is Baby Wynter, The baby girl of Sabrina and Chris and this is their story.
My hubby and I were so excited for our 20 week scan, when we went for our scan we found out we were having a girl. Two days later my doctor called to say we had to go see her so we did. That day we found out our baby girl had a heart problem and we were transferred to Monash hospital. We went to Monash and we had to re do all our scans, we met with the head cardic doctor.
She told us our baby has Tetralogy of Fallot (Tof) with Absent pulmonary valve syndrome. When they explained what it was it broke our hearts. They asked if we would terminate we said no.
From that we had to carry out a number of tests. I had to do the amniocentesis to have her chromosomes checked, she cleared from having down syndrome. When I got to 27 weeks my water broke,on Sunday 6th November. I stayed in hospital for 3 weeks and got to week 30 when my baby girl decided she wanted out. So on November 25 at 6:14pm Wynter Isabella Gibson was born. Wynter has been in Nicu due to her being premature and having to be on a breathing apparatus due to her airways and heart. 3 weeks later she came off and was able to start breathing on her own. which to the doctors disbelief, Wynter is putting on weight and has now reached 37 weeks when they did not think she was going to survive.
Everday for 4 months i drove up and down to the hospital, i spent all our savings on petrol, tolls and parking. I did what i had to do, to be by her side.
Wynter now needs to have open heart surgery, This surgery she requires is very intesive. They will need to stop her heart for the surgery.
They have to close the hole in her heart and repair her poorly formed pulmonary artery. That supplies blood and oxygen to her lungs and rest of her body .
Since Wynter has been home I have also been having to drive to many doctors appointments almost everyday. So I haven't been able to do normal things with her.
She has now reached 6 months and has her pre admission at the Royal Childrens Hospital on the 5th June then her surgery can happen days after that. So we pray that she gets through this surgery with no complications.

In this time the family will need to drive from Dromana to the City and when possible stay in the city or as close to Wynter as possible to be by her side always.
Together we would really like to be able to come together and help this family, with the costs and financial hardship they may encounter through this time.
Wynter is such a special little girl and i know that together we can support a miracle.

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Renee Gipp 
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