"Alfie was born with a complex heart condition which was not found until he was 12 days old, when he became breathless and had poor weight gain.
We were sent straight to see the Cardiac team at Birmingham children's where they diagnosed that Alfie had Double outlet right ventricle, VSD, ASD.
He had surgery at 14 days old. Alfie was put on numerous medications and high calorie milk to get him strong enough for major surgery.
At 12 weeks old we had the call that Alfie was to have his next stage operation. Handing our baby over was the hardest thing we have ever had to do, but right by our side was out cardiac liaison nurse who held us up and talked us through everything.
Welcome to our Cadence blog, we are getting ever nearer to our next concert in October, and as some of you may already know the proceeds of this will be going to The Birmingham Children's Hospital
You can read out 'why' Birmingham Children's Hospital, in the next post, by our guest blogger - Nicole Hinds