Yesterday, I shared this link on my Facebook page. It's a short ten-minute video that follows the same rockstar crew that saved our daughter's life when she was born.
Like Hadley, our kiddo was born with Tetralogy of Fallot plus an atrial septal defect. She's had two heart surgeries so far, one at fifteen days old and another at six months. She had a heart failure scare last year that turned out to be completely (and blessedly!) okay. She even seemed to enjoy the Holter monitor adventure she had during all the testing.
Kiddo is four years old now and will have more surgeries in the future, but right now, she's happy and healthy. Like Hadley, she doesn't let anything stop her from enjoying life--not her heart defects or her autism.
So. Anywho. If you're interested in what happens in a world class CVICU, this video from Texas Children's is a great way to find out. The heart center there is one of the best in the world. The research and treatments they're pioneering are unparalleled. Last year, Dr. Fraser (kiddo's surgeon) fixed a little girl who was born with her heart outside her body. The fetal heart crew fixed a baby with HLHS in utero recently.
It's amazing what doctors can do these days!