Baby Alexander was born January 3rd at 11:09 pm. I noticed he was having difficulties breathing and would often choke. After one such episode, a nurse rushed him away, and in subsequent x-rays and ultrasounds, it was discovered that he had tracheoesophageal fistula, and Double Outlet Right Ventricle, DORV for short. Since neonatal heart surgeons are rare, he had to be life-flighted from Richland, WA to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital in Spokane, WA. On Monday, January 24th he finally got his Fistula repaired, but it took longer to heal than expected. Friday, February 4th, they finally verified there was no more leakage around the sutures, and scheduled a surgery for Feb.. 10th to place a band on his pulmonary artery to restrict blood flow to his lungs and help oxygenated his body for the next 3 months while he grows big enough for open heart surgery where they'll repair his DORV. Unfortunately we've just suffered another huge setback. They gave him a blood transfusion and ignored our requests for directed donation until too late. Within days of the transfusion, he developed an enormous clot that eventually stretched from his left knee, all the way to his heart. The MRSA colonized the blood clot and no amount of medication nor antibiotics could shrink the clot or remove the infection. He rapidly went downhill, and died at 6:45 Thursday evening, 02-17-2022. The funeral will be in Walla Walla Washington on Tuesday, 02/22/2022, at 11:30 AM. My heart is torn between sadness and anger.