Baby Jace - Heart Surgery Fund
On the evening of February 16th, something wasn't right with Baby Jace, he was turning blue, and he didn't even have the strength to cry. His vigilant parents rushed him to the hospital where he was immediately taken to the NICU, had to be sedated and diagnosed quickly. A team of doctors have determined that he has several very severe heart conditions that require open-heart surgery within the next few days. He needs to have surgery as soon as possible, however his tiny body, with oxygen-deprived organs, cannot handle the intervention until he is stabilzed for a few more days. At this time, he is sedated to reduce stress on the body, he has medical equipment providing oxygen into the bloodstream since his heart cannot do this. His diagnoses include interrupted aortic arch, transposition of the great arteries (the pulmonary and aortic arteries are reversed), a large septal defect (hole) between the ventricles. These conditions require imminent surgeries, including an aortic arch repair, artery switch repair, and ventricular septal defect closure. The lead cardiologist called this "medical documentary-worthy". They have rarely seen a baby with this many serious heart conditions, all requiring open-heart surgery, which may not be able to all be done at once.James and Holly will need help to pay for the extensive medical bills they will incur to save Baby Jace's life, and to help pay for them to stay near the hospital as they live hours away. The contributions made to this Go Fund Me page for Baby Jace will be greatly appreciated more than can be expressed.
Dr. Mendeloff also fixed Jace's double outlet right ventricle defect with a donor conduit so that Jace is able to utilize both ventricles like any other healthy heart individual would be able to. I put together a video of Dr. Mendeloff going over the procedure in detail here: https://youtu.be/9BEX86Y2AXI
We are now approaching 36 hours after surgery and Jace has been extubated, weaned from 3-4 medications, drinking bottles by mouth again, and only on the minimum amount of sedation medication. He is recovering so quick compared to his first surgery, milestones that took weeks are now taking days and even hours this time around. He truly is a heart warrior!
Thank you so much for your loving support!
Lord, heal this sweet baby in the name of JESUS!!! Lead and guide the doctors and nurses that come in contact with this sweet baby. Give them the knowledge, ability, and steady eye! Lord give the parents and family peace, and encouragement and hope. I've seen you do miracles with my nephew as soon as he was born and he is delivered! Now he's 11 mo old perfectly healthy and I KNOW you can do it again! I ask you this in JESUS mighty and precious name. AMEN!!!!!!!!