Baby Jace - Heart Surgery Fund

$16,927 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 274 people in 25 months
Baby Jace was born on February 5th, 2017, weighed 7 lbs. 11oz. and was 20.25 inches long.  Melting the hearts of his parents, James and Holly, and family and friends, Jace personified the miracle of the beauty of life.  For all of his little life thus far, he has been cuddled, loved, and adored....all the while unaware that his heart was not formed properly and needs immediate intervention.
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.
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Jace has made it through his second heart surgery with no obstacles in the procedure. Dr. Mendeloff did more amazing work and for the first time in his life, Jace is now only getting red blood out to his body and it is no longer mixed. There is warmth and color in his feet and hands like never before! Over the past 15 months we've been used to Jace's oxygen saturation levels being anywhere from 58% - 80% because of his blood mixing and now, after this surgery, he hasn't fallen below 97%!

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!
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Jace is through his angioplasty and recovered. He is still on oxygen so we’ll be in the hospital until his next big surgery on Tuesday morning.
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Jace is all smiles today! On the road to recovery!
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Ashten Chandler
25 months ago
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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!!!!!!!!

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Raised by 274 people in 25 months
Created February 17, 2017
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$50
Anonymous
8 months ago
$150
Anonymous
8 months ago
JR
$200
John Ruff
9 months ago

Prayers for a strong young man.

KS
$5
kasper sørensen
9 months ago

cant give most, bet hop he live a long and happy live

$100
Anonymous
22 months ago
KJ
$25
Kris Jacobs
22 months ago

Sending prayers and wishing Jace and family all the best.

$20
Jason Blake
23 months ago

I wish i was in a better position to give more, but we Jace's are pretty tough so im here to help him kick ass like his dad!

Ashten Chandler
25 months ago
2
2

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!!!!!!!!

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