Leo is 3 years old and has Down syndrome. One in two babies with Down syndrome are born with some kind of heart defect. He was born with a heart defect called, a Complete AVSD. It is where the middle septum of the heart isn’t formed completely.
There were large holes between his atrium and ventricles. Also, two of his valves were connected as one and had to be separated during surgery to function properly. He has had 2 heart surgeries. One at one month old to close his PDA, and his open heart surgery at 5 months old to repair his Complete AVSD.
The surgeries went amazing. He’s happy, thriving, strong, and such a bright light!