Jackson was born August 2008 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a rare congenital heart defect affecting the left ventrical and aorta. Three days after he was born he had the first of three open heart surgeries at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT. In January 2009 he had his 2nd surgery, the Glenn, and in May 2012 he had his third open heart surgery, the Fontan. He is currently doing great and you would hardly know he's anything but perfectly healthy. He's sweet, cute, and as wonderful as they come and such a joy in our lives.
Jack had his first absolute tantrum today, and of course it started about 2 mintues after dad left to go to sacrament. He cried and screamed his super upset cry for almost half an hour and nothing would calm him down. I usually don't worry too much when he cries because babies do that, but he was freaking out so bad I could tell his heart rate would have been setting off alarms like crazy had we been at the hospital and his lips started turning a little blue. I turned up his oxygen and weathered the storm and eventually he passed out from exhaustion, but it was pretty scary. I hate it when he works his little heart so hard. We do not want to be back at PCMC for at least a few more months.