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As I fumbled around with oxygen tanks, tears rolled down my cheeks. It was the middle of the night and as my six-month-old daughter, Maisie, lay crying in her cot, I’d never felt more alone.

While most new mums feel the same at some point, for me, things were different.

My worries weren’t the usual new mum stresses.

I wasn’t panicking about milestones or worried about teething, my concerns were focused on Maisie’s health.

Maisie had a heart condition which meant my days were filled with medicines and lots of medical terms.

Our little girl needed an oxygen tank to breath and had to be fed through a tube.

For myself

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