Andrea describes her experience delivering her son Caleb in CHOP’s Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit (SDU) after he was diagnosed in utero with a rare congenital heart defect.
I delivered my son Caleb in the SDU on July 23, 2010. He has hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a rare congenital heart defect, and has had two staged reconstruction heart operations, the Norwood and Glenn, at CHOP.
The SDU was amazing! They truly made the best out of a situation that had an unknown outcome.
They gave us hope and kept us positive. The doctors, midwives and nurses are absolutely top notch and I brag about them every chance I get.
Thank you so much for all you do!
By Andrea, April 2012