Jemma has a coarctation of the aorta, which required her to be airlifted to IWK in Halifax on November 17th. Once they arrived she underwent a Cath procedure to place a stent in her heart to widen the narrowing, she was only 2lbs 3oz for this procedure which made it very risky. She ended up suffering a complication from this procedure which resulted in a clot forming in her right leg cutting off the blood supply. She almost lost her leg due to this, she is still healing and undergoing physio therapy to help her along. This Cath procedure was only to keep her going long enough to grow big enough for her actual heart surgery, currently they aren't sure if they'll be going right ahead with the repair surgery or if they will be going in to widen the stent out some more to try and get her bigger.
These last 2.5 months have become very difficult for Jessica and Jeff to juggle having Jemma in hospital, Jerrica with them full time, and their 3 boys back in New Brunswick. Any help would be greatly appreciated. ❤❤