Finley's story: Heartfelt care all across Texas
Lesley and Ricardo couldn’t wait for their first child to be born. They were in the process of selling their house in Dallas to move closer to family in Houston. Then things got complicated.
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Georgie finds expert care for a single ventricle heart defect
Before he was even born, Georgie had a team of doctors waiting to meet him and care for him. He had been diagnosed with a single ventricle heart defect, meaning he was missing one of the four chambers of his heart. The team at the Children's Health℠ FETAL Center worked with his mother, Jessica, to make a plan for his birth and treatment.
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London’s story: Dancing through life with half a heart
London is a vivacious toddler who speaks in full sentences and loves macaroni and cheese.
"I mostly forget that she has a problem with her heart," says Chelsey, London's mom.
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Fetal Heart Program helps a family prepare and a baby thrive
Josiah is a sweet toddler who is full of energy and joy. He started preschool last fall, has a new baby brother and enjoys proudly reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. His mom, Carrie, says that looking at him, you'd have no idea he's had such a scary journey in his three years - a journey that started at Children's Health even before he was born.
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Safe at Home program offers a lifeline to heart patients and their families
Any new or experienced parent can attest to the fact that the early months of even the healthiest child's life comes with its own set of challenges. Lack of sleep, figuring out feedings, tracking developmental milestones – the list goes on.
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How multidisciplinary care helped a tiny heart patient thrive
Graham was diagnosed with several congenital heart defects shortly after birth. When he was only 18 hours old, he was transferred from his home hospital in Louisiana to the Heart Center at Children's Health. Five days later, he underwent what would be the first of several surgeries to repair his heart.
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