On June 27th, Katie and Dan welcomed their new baby boy, Cruz David Lagomarsino. Shortly after his birth, Katie and Dan learned that Cruz was born with a heart defect. This was a complete surprise to them as Katie experienced a normal, healthy pregnancy and delivery.
When Baby Cruz was born, he had to be immediately flown to UC Davis children's hospital in Sacramento, where he was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. In order for him to survive, Cruz had to have a cardiac catheter stent put into his PDA vessel in lieu of the Norwood procedure on July 2, which allowed for his body to oxygenate his blood properly. The procedure was a success and he remains in cardiac care at UC Davis.
Cruz will need two more surgeries, the Bi-Directional Glenn procedure and the Fontan procedure, to fully correct his heart defect. Both of these surgeries will be done in the next 18-24 months.
Katie and Dan are doing well under the circumstances, yet as you can imagine, costs to support their newborn baby's health condition far exceed their health insurance coverage. This campaign is to help raise money to cover Baby Cruz's life saving medical expenses.