Durban’s mother said, “I never intended to pursue AVSD research.”
Leah’s heart condition can manifest in so many different ways, and there are countless potential consequences.
“I’ve read stories of newborns who didn’t even survive to leave the hospital,”
Leah was initially kept under observation, and then the doctors informed Lauren that Leah would require open-heart surgery to protect her from future issues.
According to Lauren, it was stressful but also a relief to know what would be done to help Leah.
Leah underwent open-heart surgery the following day after being admitted to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Glasgow on Thursday, March 24, 2021.
The seven hours that her family spent in the waiting room were spent staying optimistic and avoiding thinking about the worst-case scenario.
Lauren described how stressful the tense waiting was for her and Leah’s extended family.
Lauren continued, “We just wanted to get it over with.”
When we finally received the news that the procedure was successful, Leah surprised the staff with her rapid recovery.
Leah bounced back quickly and was discharged just four days after the hospital stay.
Therefore, her grateful mother is now indebted to the medical team that helped save her daughter.
What children can endure at such a young age is truly amazing.
“But you also have to trust your medical professionals and caregivers.”
We are fortunate to have the NHS and to know what it is capable of.
If I hadn’t had so much trust in them, I don’t know what I would have done.
They are amazing.
Leah is doing well and currently enjoying a break from nursery to rest.
The four-year-old, described as “very shy but at the same time mischievous,” is looking forward to returning to school after the summer break.