19 months ago mine and Jonathan's lives changed in a way we never expected, one we never could have prepared for. Brenden had trouble breathing, so was immediately transferred to Winchester. About 4 hours after Brenden was born I received a phone call from Dr. Lee in the NICU at Winchester. He said, "Mrs. Dugan, I'm sorry to tell you this, but your son has Spina Bifida." I tried to search my brain to remember what that was, but like most people, I knew nothing about it. I knew that my doctor had prescribed folic acid before I got pregnant, which was supposed to prevent this very thing. My first question to Dr. Lee was, "What does that mean for Brenden long term?" After a brief pause, he said possible paralysis. In that moment, I felt like my heart was being ripped from my chest, piece by piece.....a feeling I will never forget.
And now.....I'm happy as can be!!