Riley turned 10 April 4th!!
10 years ago at this time I was trying to sleep knowing in a few short hours I would be headed over the bridge to give birth to a child that at the time was safe inside of me but would fight for his life once he was born.
Thankfully Riley was able to wait till he was four days old for his first open heart surgery but then 3 months later he was headed back in for another OHS. Soon Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia became our second home.
By the time Riley was one and a half he was listed for a heart and bilateral lung transplant! During the almost three and a half year wait Riley was on 5 liters of oxygen and having cardiac caths done every 6 to 8 weeks. He struggled with eating and walking and talking and just breathing but he was always a fighter! Every battle he faced he came out winning!
Now he is turning 10!! It’s the most Amazing thing Ever to be able to say that .. Riley is turning 10!!! I remember when Riley turned 3 and how Amazing that time was! He has beaten every statistic thrown his way and continues to do so every day!
I couldn’t be Prouder to call such a Warrior my son!
Happy Birthday to my Miracle!
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