We knew the Fontan was coming. We knew it was coming from day one but it seemed so far, far away. A successful Glenn Procedure gave us some room to breathe, to create memories, to move on a little bit. 640 more words
Tags » Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Burlington, Ont. couple Vanessa Marshall and Gordon Lewis are celebrating that after six long months, their little baby girl is home.
Baby Georgia was born with a rare heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which means the left ventricle in her heart cannot effectively pump blood through her body — requiring the right ventricle to do all the work. 401 more words
So before you say anything, I realize I am WAY late on this post. Better late than never, right? It occurred to me that I never posted any kind of recap on what I was up to for CHD Awareness Week, which – if you remember – was waaaay back in February. 2,370 more words
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As the mother of a son with a single ventricle heart, I am always excited to see advancements in research for people born with “half a heart.” There is some very exciting news for those of us in the heart world who have had a Fontan Procedure. 598 more words
Samantha Davila was 27 weeks into her pregnancy when doctors discovered the left side of her unborn baby’s heart was not developing properly. The diagnosis was hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). 298 more words