We had our cardiologist appointment today... It was pretty rough. The hole in Emily's heart it too big and will require open heart surgery to close. We were devastated. Her lungs are getting too much blood pumped into them and it is making it harder for her to breath. She is now on medication to help keep her lungs clear so she can eat with out any distress and gain enough weight to have the surgery. Emily is still very small and the doctors want us to fatten her up with higher calorie formula for the next few months. The more she can grow, the bigger her heart will get which will make the surgery easier and most likely have less complications. We will take her in for more weekly weight checks and doc appointments. As long as she continues to gain weight, they will wait until she is close to 6months before surgery, if she slows in her weight gain we will do the surgery immediately. We are grateful for her great doctors and know that we are all doing everything we can for her, its just hard to watch your baby and not be able to protect her or take away the struggle. She is a sweet baby and a fighter, we are so grateful for her! She has taught us so much in the last four weeks, we are humbled by her strength.