Black & White Photography Project #31

As it is CHD Awareness Week, I am sharing a photo of my little heart warrior and her zipper scar for this week’s black and white photography project.  Her scar is the outward sign of everything that she has endured to get to where she is today and I am so very proud of her and thankful to be blessed with my beautiful little girl. Black & White Photography Project #31 - Little Hearts, Big Love In the colour version of the photo, you can see how purple Jessica’s hands and lips are.  This is because she has what is known as a cyanotic heart condition – her blood carries less oxygen than normal because of her circulation.  Her normal blood oxygen levels are around 80% compared with around 97%-99% in a person with a normal healthy circulation.  Her heart condition means that the right side of her heart is doing most of the work and this combined with her reduced oxygen levels means that she is more likely to become breathless and tire easily on exertion.  Her next operation will improve her oxygen levels but she will never have a normal circulation as her heart condition is not something that can be fixed. Black & White Photography Project #31 - Little Hearts, Big Love  photo 4d06e438-4e6a-4f3b-88b2-0c1093350397_zps361ad0e9.jpg MummascribblesAdventure of a Monkeyfooted Mummy

73 thoughts on “Black & White Photography Project #31

    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you – she does seem to take it all in her stride, bless her, but then she’s never known any different x

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  1. Gráinne Reid

    Sitting in tears reading this, just the thought of all your little princess has gone and is going through! Beautiful photo hun, she is one amazing little girl and true fighter, total credit to ye xx

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    1. Louise Post author

      Oh bless you Gráinne, sorry to make you cry. She is my little miracle and I’m so very proud of her x

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thanks Jenni – I thought I’d share both because the colour one really does highlight how blue Jessica often is although unless you see the contrast like this you probably wouldn’t notice it. She really is such a happy and brave little girl 🙂

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thanks Kim – her hands were a bit cold in that photo which makes the purpleness more pronounced – they do pink up a little more when warmer but it does show what her ‘normal’ colour can be.

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  2. Verily Victoria Vocalises

    Definitely a sign of what a little fighter your girl is. Ross has a scar where he had his large intestine removed and everytime I see it, it reminds me of how much he fought to survive. Good luck to your girl for her next op xx

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Fiona, they’re just what is normal for her – she does tire more easily than other children her age of course but still has quite a lot of energy. Did you mean the colour photo or the black and white one?

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  3. kidGLloves

    Grace & Lucas say – XL MEGA High-5’s to a very awesome and brave little girl. We don’t know how lucky we are and we think this lil’ dudette is amazing x #bwphotoproject

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  4. Lisa (mummascribbles)

    What a gorgeous photo Louise, what a strong little girl you have there and what a strong mummy you are. I hope her next operation goes well. I bet she shows off her scar to everyone doesn’t she?! Her little mark of survival. Thank you so much for linking up with #twinklytuesday xx

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Lisa – she is such a little fighter. Hopefully we still have a while yet before her next op is needed. Lovely to link up to #twinklytuesday 🙂

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  5. Mackenzie Glanville

    Such a powerful image in both shots, you have an amazing little girl there, what a brave family, best wishes xx #twinklytuesday

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  6. Mel

    This is the first time I’ve seen these photos. How did I miss them? I absolutely loooove the B&W one. This is so ‘you’. It would make the ideal logo / badge. Have you thought of using it that way? xxx

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    1. Louise Post author

      Thank you Mel – never thought about using it as a badge but could see how it would work well as one x

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