LWB's Medical Program learned of a little baby with some serious heart problems late last year. Nathanial was diagnosed with ASD, VSD, and pulmonary hypertension, and had a meningocele on his head as well. His breathing was fast, and he wasn't gaining weight as he should.
The specialist who examined him recommended that he received treatment as soon as possible. Nathaniel successfully underwent heart surgery at the end of November. The doctors were surprised at how quickly he recovered after the surgery, and he was soon discharged out of ICU. Since he was doing so well it was decided to re-admit Nathaniel to the non-cardiac general surgery ward so his meningocele could be removed too. Amazingly his recovery from both surgeries was smooth and without any complications.
Nathaniel continues to do well. He is very interactive and loves to engage with other people. He likes to crawl and chase after a toy ball. We are thrilled that Nathaniel was able to receive his surgeries and become such an engaging and active baby.