In January fourth 2013 my partner Lotta gave birth to our son Sebastian. He was born with a serious heart defect that needed rapid surgery. We had known from the first ultrasound examination that he had this defect and was prepared for it. We gave birth in a highly specialized hospital and got professional help from the very first minute of his life.
His condition was actually a combination of heart defects; Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA), coarctation of the aorta, Ventricular septal defect (VSD) and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD).
This is the story of his birth and the week following in hospital and at home.
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