When Harper was a few days old, we began noticing a milky-white quality to her eyes. A trip to the vision center at Akron Children’s Hospital confirmed what I was scared to hear: Harper has cataracts, so big that she can only see light.
While about 75 percent of kids experience a heart murmur during childhood, most of these murmurs are considered normal and may eventually go away on their own. Sometimes murmurs come and go.
Heart murmurs in children are very common and aren’t usually cause for concern. A normal heart makes a specific sound when the heart valves close as the heart pushes blood through the body. A murmur is the sound of blood flow through the heart.