This little boy’s life was a constant battle right away. Doctors performed an emergency c-section, and Nathan was lifeless when they pulled him out. It took several minutes to get him breathing again.
By four days old, doctors gave Nathan’s parents — Lesley and David — some terrifying news. Their baby boy suffered from a rare condition called tetralogy of fallot – a combination of problems including a large hole in his heart and a narrowing of the pulmonary artery.
A series of respiratory infections plagued the baby boy. For weeks, he suffered constant spells where he would go blue and limp. It was agony for his parents.
“The scariest thing was putting him to bed because we didn’t know if was happening in his sleep,” Lesley recalled.
So, at just 3 and a half months old, doctors determined they could wait no longer to operate.
They operated, but during the surgery they could not take him off the machine keeping him alive. Once they did his heart and lungs just stopped working. As a result, even once the operation was complete, doctors were forced to leave Nathan’s chest open so they could hook him up to an ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine.
What was supposed to originally be a three week stay at the hospital turned into three months of fighting for life. And then, a miracle happened.
“For six or seven weeks, we couldn’t see an end to it,” Lesley explained. “Then one morning we came in and he just looked different. He still had the ventilator taped to his mouth but he tried to smile and I knew he was going to come off it.”
Isn’t this amazing?
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