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.
Aimee and I just got done with a wonderful visit with our incredible son. He did so good today, fought so hard, and is doing so good. They are obviously keeping a close eye on him and the next few days are very critical but getting through today was HUGE. When I saw him I just burst into tears. I was so amazed that they could do something to fix his little heart and am so grateful to the people who did it. Dr. Kaza was so modest when we thanked him. He is a fantastic surgeon and I am so grateful he used his talents on our son. Aimee and I are feeling good. I am sending Aimee to bed for a few hours while I go and sit with Jack. Thanks to everybody for their prayers. We will get a picture up later tonight. He looks a little different but I don’t think he will ever look this good to his parents again.