Warrior Wednesday

Henry, 8wks old

Tricuspid Atresia

Henry was diagnosed with Tricuspid Atresia at 24 weeks gestation. He was discharged from the NICU after 9 days and was able to bond with his family for 4 weeks before being readmitted to the hospital for low saturations. At 6 weeks old, he underwent his first surgery to receive a central shunt. He will need one more surgeries in the coming years to allow his heart to efficiently work on a single ventricle. Henry underwent his Glenn on 3/15 and is back home and doing great!

Charging the Storm

Henry is truly a miracle. During a routine balloon procedure in the cath lab, the balloon broke off the catheter and embolized through his body. This was a complication his surgical team had never seen before. After a few days on ECMO while his team planned how to best remove the balloon, they were finally able to remove it from his aortic arch. A few days later, his shunt clotted and had to emergently be revised. Within two weeks, he had undergone 3 open heart surgeries. He’s now recovering beautifully and is full of smiles, even after everything he’s been through.

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