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    Incredible picture of baby who had open heart surgery

    A mother has released incredible pictures of her baby’s open heart surgery – when he was aged just seven days old. 
    Aimee Roberts, 25, was devastated when a scan just after birth showed baby Leo was suffering from four congenital heart problems.
    Both she and partner Alex Nicholls, 26, were told their son would need open-heart surgery – and were told to fear the worst.
    In rare cases, heart defects can sometimes require immediate surgery following birth to ensure the best chance of survival.
    And the new mother said she had ‘never cried so much’ as when she handed her son to the anesthetist when he was just seven days old – on the day he had been due.
    Miss Roberts, from Keynsham, Somerset, waited anxiously for six hours as little Leo was taken into surgery.
    His body temperature was lowered to almost hypothermia levels before they could operate. 
    Aimee Roberts, 25, was devastated when a scan just after birth showed baby Leo was suffering from four congenital heart problems
    And although the surgery was a success, Miss Roberts said it was ‘awful’ seeing her son lying ‘lifeless’ under a heater to bring his body temperature back up.
    She said: ‘I cried straightaway. His eyes were puffy. He wasn’t alert. Covered in wires with a machine breathing for him. He was being pumped with medication.’
    She added that five days later, on November 19, 2017, Leo contracted an infection and doctors had to completely re-open his chest – and leave it open for a week, covered by just a suction pad.
    Miss Roberts said: ‘We were thrown into a world that few know exist. We had to learn so much new terminology. I knew he would teach us, but I didn’t know it would be like this.
    ‘We learnt all about echocardiograms, ECG’s, monitors, blood tests, diagrams, risks and odds.
    ‘Nothing can make you surrender more than having to give your child to a surgeon when there’s a chance of death. I have never cried so much.’
    Both she and partner Alex Nicholls, 26, were told their son would need open-heart surgery – and were told to fear the worst.

    healthmedicinet.com