My son Gabriel was born 11/06/14. When i was 7 months pregnant the doctor at my ultrasound noticed something was wrong with my babys heart. We were sent to a specialist and there we found out my son has CHD(congenitial heart defect) he has a Single Ventricle heart and he is also Dextrocardia which means his heart and organs are on opposite sides. When he was born the next day he was transferred to Phoenix Childrens Hospital where he will be having his heart surgeries. At 2 weeks old gabriel had his first surgery which was the PA Band, hours after he was having problems his oxygen was dropping low so they took him back to surgery to loosen the band thinking that it was to tight, hours later he was still dropping in his oxygen so they took him back to surgery and added a BT Shunt he was finally stable. We spent 2 whole months after he was born there then we were finally able to go home. At 3 months old gabriel had started gasping for air at home we brought him into Emergency where his sats were dropping to 10% and 5%. They were doing everything to figure out what is happening. They then found he had a blood clot in his BT Shunt and needed emergency surgery and his surgeon did the Glenn procedure. Gabriel is full of smiles always happy you never can tell he has a heart problem or had surgeries. At 1yrs old his cardiologist saw structure tissue blocking blood going to his body so gabriel had his 5th surgery on feb 9th 2016 this surgery was unexpected and removed the tissue. Gabriel still needs one more surgery praying it will be his last. We are trully blessed for Phoenix Children Hospital and the doctors but most of all his surgeon Dr Nigro.
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