Thanks to our amazing doctor, she realized that Ephram's breathing was not getting better even after being treated for pneumonia. Still nothing was showing up on his x-rays, but his oxygen was plummeting. So we were transferred to the Minneapolis Children's Hospital for further diagnosis. Ephram had his first car ride in an ambulance with a team from Children's and we followed behind in our car. This was probably the hardest day of our life. Waiting while they ran tests and took ECGs of Ephram's heart. When his cardiologist came to speak with us and give us his diagnosis, I think my heart skipped a beat. The poor guy had coartcation of the aorta. According to the nurses, it's the heart conditions you'd want to choose if you were given the option. It's very curable with surgery and survival rates are extremely high.

But, he would need the surgery. At just a week old.

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