By writer to www.sweetwaternow.com
For Rock Springs residents Caiya Jackson and her fiancé Morgan Brown, the joy of getting a their first youngster was one thing they’d by no means skilled earlier than.
Caiya stated the being pregnant was going fairly nicely till about her 20-week appointment. She stated that’s when docs at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County observed an abnormality with the child’s coronary heart fee. Jackson was rapidly referred to the College of Utah and likewise Major Youngsters’s Hospital in Salt Lake Metropolis.
From there, Caiya described the remainder of her being pregnant as a whirlwind. As a result of suspected leak within the child’s coronary heart, Caiya was informed she wanted to have the child in Salt Lake Metropolis so the child might obtain quick care.
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On July 8, 2020, Eila Brown was born. She was 5 kilos, 6 ounces on the time of her beginning. Instantly after beginning, she was rushed to Major Youngsters’s Intensive Care Unit, the place they may conduct an intensive examination. That’s when physician’s found Eila had much more occurring than only a coronary heart drawback.
She was rapidly identified with hypoplastic proper ventricle, left dominant atrioventricular canal, which means the suitable ventricle of Eila’s coronary heart was just a little bit smaller than her left. She additionally had atrioventricular valve regurgitation, which implies she had a leak in her coronary heart that pulled an excessive amount of blood again and inflicting her to obtain an excessive amount of fluid.
Eila was additionally identified with heterotaxy, which is when inside organs will not be organized as could be anticipated within the chest and stomach. For Eila this implies her liver is on the other aspect of her physique and her abdomen isn’t within the appropriate place.
Caiya and Morgan had been overwhelmed with the entire terminology and simply wished to know what all of those prognosis’ meant for his or her daughter. They had been informed she would want a coronary heart transplant and a number of surgical procedures to appropriate the heterotaxy.
“It ended up simply being to the purpose the place they wanted to do a number of surgical procedures,” Caiya stated.
Eila had her first open-heart surgical procedure when she was solely 6 days outdated. This surgical procedure was wanted to cut back blood circulate and hold her alive for future surgical procedures. The household was allowed to return house and plans had been made as to when extra surgical procedures would have to be accomplished.
When Eila was about 1 month outdated, the physician’s in Salt Lake Metropolis decided that as a result of complexity of Eila’s case, one of the best place for her to be was on the Youngsters’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. Caiya stated the household traveled to Denver and have been there ever since.
Attributable to Eila’s healthcare wants, she and Morgan determined to completely relocate to Denver. Whereas ready for a coronary heart transplant, Eila’s coronary heart stopped beating and he or she needed to be resuscitated. She additionally suffered a stroke and a few seizures. Caiya and Morgan had been rising an increasing number of involved as days ticked by they usually had been ready for info on the center transplant. They had been informed it might take wherever from three to 9 months to obtain a transplant.
On December 4, Caiya acquired a cellphone name that might change Eila’s life. It was round 11:30 pm, and Caiya was questioning who could be calling so late. When she answered her cellphone, she was informed they’d discovered a coronary heart for Eila they usually wanted to do the surgical procedure on December 5.
“I used to be sort of blown away for a second,” Caiya stated.
At 5-months-old, Eila acquired a brand new coronary heart and he or she is doing rather well, however her physique continues to be adjusting to the brand new coronary heart. For the reason that surgical procedure, Eila’s gained fairly a little bit of weight and has been smiling lots, Caiya stated.
“As of now, she’s doing nice,” Caiya stated.
In truth, Eila’s doing so nicely, that subsequent week she goes to have one other surgical procedure to repair her malrotation. A malrotation is an abnormality during which the gut doesn’t kind accurately within the stomach.
For now, Caiya and Eila will proceed to spend their days within the hospital, however Caiya is trying ahead to the day when she will be able to lastly take Eila house. She stated though everybody has been so form in Denver, she want to see greater than docs and nurses every single day.
She stated though they needed to go away Rock Springs, they’re nonetheless receiving a number of help from Rock Springs residents. Caiya stated she used to work because the assistant supervisor at Russell Mobile Verizon, which is subsequent to Albertsons, and was going to proceed working for them after maternity go away, however she needed to stop attributable to Eila’s well being. She stated her RC household hasn’t forgotten her and they’re conducting a RC Cares Donation drive for them. A gofundme web page has additionally been arrange for the household to assist cowl medical bills.
The household plans to stay in Denver even after Eila is discharged from the hospital so she will be able to proceed receiving the healthcare she is going to want.