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May 25th, 2013

Our baby’s heart and finding hope

By ChloeGirl

I am currently 35 weeks pregnant. At my 32 week ultrasound I was told my baby has a mass in her heart that is linked to a very serious genetic disorder. I was asked if I wanted to continue with the pregnancy and sent home on a Friday evening. Needless to say my husband and I were frightened and confused.

Then, I was referred to Dr. Sklansky, a pediatric cardiologist. First of all his tech, Nicole was extremely supportive and put as at ease as we waited for the follow up ultrasound. Then, Dr. Sklansky listened to our story and assured us he would give our baby his full concentration. After the ultrasound he met with us in his office for a thorough review of what he found.

The biggest relief was that he wasn't convinced that what our baby has is as seroius as we were initially told. Still, the results were not conclusive and he created a plan for us to follow before and after birth of tests so we can give our baby everything she will need. We were offered services we would not have been offered elsewhere. He was detailed but able to speak in a way we understood. He spent significant time with us to answer all of our questions and even called me personally the next day to follow up. His staff member, Yadira was very helpful in setting up the next test needed.

I could not have asked for a more positive experience in a situation that was scary and stressful!

Tags: Dr. Mark Sklansky, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, nurses & staff, patient stories, pediatric cardiology, Uncategorized

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