Children with critical congenital heart defects need surgery within the first days or weeks of life. It is not uncommon for these hospital stays to be filled with complications and situations where a long stay is inevitable. This show will deal with ways to help parents and children endure a long hospital stay. Our Guests will be a Heart Mom whose daughter was in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for the first ten months of her life and a Child Life Specialists. Together we'll discuss the issues that arise from an extended stay in the hospital so the transitition from hospital to home is as seamless as possible.