Photo Shoot is an Eye-opener to Baby’s Critical Heart Condition

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM Child Health News
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Danny Davis, a baby who was only a few weeks old was saved when his heart condition was discovered during a professional photo shoot.

His parents Neil and Fran took him for a photo session even though his skin appeared pale and patchy.
 Photo Shoot is an Eye-opener to Baby’s Critical Heart Condition
Photo Shoot is an Eye-opener to Baby’s Critical Heart Condition

After the photos had been developed his parents noticed that he was a deep shade of purple and his feet were blue.  They immediately rushed him to a hospital and within a few hours he was given treatment for a very critical heart problem.

 Had they been even 15 minutes late, Danny may not have survived. Danny's mother, Fran said: "We couldn't quite believe how quickly he had deteriorated".

"We went from thinking our son was a healthy newborn to being told his life was in danger within a few hours."

Danny  was diagnosed with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect by doctors at Southampton General Hospital. Danny was admitted in the hospital and remained there for 4 months where he underwent a surgery to rebuild his heart.

The boy who survived all because of a photograph is now 2 years old, he will have to undergo 12 more operations.

Consultant Kevin Roman said: "He's one of the most complex patients we've seen and has been through an incredible journey in his short life."



Source: Medindia

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