this my #HeartStory for my cousin Owen, who is diagnosed with Heterotaxy Syndrome. My family and I call him either Super O or Our Little Warrior. Owen is one year old and is the strongest person I know.
Andrew Gemmell was born in 1986 with Tetrology of Fallot, he underwent surgery at 8 months old to patch his large VSD and relieve his pulmonary stenosis. Unfortunately due to complications of a stroke and 3rd degree heart block his recovery
Rebecca was born a fighter. She fought through being born too early and too small, having her chest open for a week and a half, being on the ventilator for a month, through four open-heart surgeries, one abdominal surgery and multiple caths.
At 32 weeks pregnant I came in weekly for ultrasounds and Biophysical Profiling. I got the call: our baby’s heart looked a little larger than normal. I saw a cardiologist and had my 1st fetal ECHO. She was diagnosed with an enlarged heart.