My name is Jennifer Cuomo. My husband Andrew and I have one daughter, Shay, who was born on August 29, 2011. We live in Warwick, NY. I am a school guidance counselor and my husband is a supervisor for Paychex, Inc.
Our daughter Shay was born with a left side CDH. This was not detected on an ultrasound so we had no idea until the day after she was born. I was actually the one who noticed that she was having difficulty breathing and asked the doctors to examine her further. After an xray they diagnosed her CDH and she was immediately flown to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Shay had surgery 3 days after her arrival to Westchester. She did so well and healed amazingly fast. She was released from the NICU 6 days after her surgery! The nurses and doctors were shocked by her speedy recovery! At the time we had never heard of CDH and knowing what we do now, we are so grateful that she is ok and doing so well. Shay is the light of our lives and we feel so blessed every single day.