Tiny Baby Survives Open Heart Surgery

  1. http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/02/17...ery/index.html

    Miracle baby.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    WOW. Amazing. A heart the size of a GRAPE !!! Can you IMAGINE???

    Simply wonderful. What a precious tiny life.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    AMAZING story. Thank you Tweety!!!!! What medicine can do!
  5. by   URO-RN
    Years ago these babies would of died. It's exciting to see/read about all the medical advances, especially w/dealing with kids. Docs can operate in-utero, WOW!
  6. by   fergus51
    A nice story Those parents were very lucky. Unfortunately they aren't all so lucky. I do worry these stories give people the wrong idea sometimes. Neonatal surgeons amaze me. I took a 900g baby for bowel surgery a couple of weeks ago and a 1500g one last week. It's really amazing they can do this for babies who are so sick.
  7. by   leslie :-D
    absolutely amazing.....so tiny and premature....truly a miracle.

    leslie
  8. by   VickyRN
    Very inspiring story. Thanks so much, Tweety, for sharing this.
    Here is some information on the amazing pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon who performed the procedure:
    http://www.lpch.org/findADoctor/sear...esultSet=18537
    http://www.lpch.org/NewsEvents/NewsR...ialSwitch.html
  9. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    I wouldn't be jumping for joy for this baby just yet. Babies who have had arterial switches can be the sickest of the sick, even with birthweights well over 3 kg. I'd rather admit a TAPVD or truncus repair than a switch! Those miniscule reimplanted coronaries can collapse on themselves or clot off in an instant and you've got a code situation on your hands. This kiddy has a long way to go before we can say it's a success. (To say nothing of all the complications of significant prematurity...)
  10. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from janfrn
    I wouldn't be jumping for joy for this baby just yet. Babies who have had arterial switches can be the sickest of the sick, even with birthweights well over 3 kg. I'd rather admit a TAPVD or truncus repair than a switch! Those miniscule reimplanted coronaries can collapse on themselves or clot off in an instant and you've got a code situation on your hands. This kiddy has a long way to go before we can say it's a success. (To say nothing of all the complications of significant prematurity...)
    the title was 'tiny baby survives open heart surgery'.
    that's the first success.
    all we can do is take it one step at a time.
    with alot of prayers.

    leslie

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