Thomas was born on October 20, 2010 and underwent his first heart surgery at 5 days old. He was discharged after 30 days and monitored by his cardiologist until his second surgery at 6 months old. Unfortunately, there is no cure or fix for his heart condition. The surgeries are merely a way to reroute blood circulation so that he can live and function with just a 2 chamber heart. The surgeries are palliative and if/when his heart starts to fail, he will require a heart transplant. Thomas is now 3 years old and currently awaiting his 3rd open heart surgery, which is scheduled for May 20, 2014. Thomas has proven to be a strong and resilient little boy. He continues to amaze us as he tackles the obstacles that his heart condition puts on him. Our hope is that one day God provides the medical advances necessary to give Thomas, and all the other kids born with HLHS, a brighter future.
Follow Thomas' journey on his Caringbridge page.