Bryton's open heart surgery
He has undergone 5 separate close-heart surgeries in the cath lab with his first at 3 months old and his most recent in June of 2015. He is scheduled to undergo an open heart surgery on April 12th 2016 where the two holes will be closed and his pulmonary artery restructured. Recovery will be long and arduous for Bryton and for his family.
This surgery requires time off work, follow up visits to the hospital, medications, medical supplies etc.
While we are fortunate enough to have health insurance, we will still have a hefty $4,500 out of pocket maximum to meet to pay for his surgery in addition to our normal household monthly expenses. Funds donated will be put towards medical costs, household expenses and child entertainment during recovery.
If you can help out our family, it would mean the world to us so that we can focuse solely on getting our son through recovery and onto life as a normal 9 year old. Anything and everything helps! If you cannot make a monetary donation, please consider donating new toys to Seattle Children's Hospital as they have a huge need and there are hundreds of children who could benefit from your kindness.
Many Thanks and Blessings to you!
The Born Family
At the end of July or early August Bryton will go back into the Cath Lab for a closed heart surgery where Dr. Rubio will attempt to work on the distal branches of the right pulmonary artery nearest to his lung. 6 months later he will go back into the cath lab for work on his left lung. More updates to come!
Bryton's lung was punctured either during surgery or when they removed his pacer wires. The only reason that we are still in the hospital today is because of this. His lung is healing and he is currently on oxygen and has a chest tube draining fluid but mostly air from his chest cavity. Today he got up and walked for the first time since his surgery on Tuesday.......actually the goal is for three walks today and on his second walk he went much father and longer upon his own request.
Today was eventful.......it started with a 4am chest x-ray and then visits from friends, family and even his 3rd grade teacher! He got up and walked for the first time today since surgery and did better than expected. We have another 4-5 days before he can be discharged home while we get his oxygen levels back up and him breathing on his own again. I will keep you updated!
Hey Sarah! Just wanted to tell you about my uncle who was born with a similar disposition, multiple holes in his heart. He is still thriving almost 60 years later after multiple surgeries as a child and has lived a very full life! And imagine how far the medical world has come in 60 years!! Hopefully that gives you a little peace of mind. My prayers are with you as you tell Bryton about his surgery today and throughout this process!!
Sending lots of prayers, hugs, and good vibes your way! Stay strong and brave, both of you! Your boy will have a great, successful, quick recovery! I just know it, faith has it in the books! :)