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 is hanging in there today. They took him off the paralytic and we have even gotten a few peeks at his eyes today. He kind of half opens his eyes and shutters a little when you tickle his feet. All of his stats look pretty good today. He is a little puffier which they told us is totally normal. They are thinking they might be able to close his chest on Monday. That would be great but we are still trying not to put timetables on things like that so if it does not happen we will not freak out. I know I say this in every post but the people here at Primary Children’s really do amaze me. Our good friends the Chilton’s and Christensen’s told us we would be amazed by this and we truly have been. It is hard not to think to far ahead now that Jack is doing well but we know we still have a long way to go. We are just going to be grateful that he is having a good day right now