Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Praying For Stellan

This precious angel is heading to Boston this week for a second, very risky heart ablation. He was diagnosed in the womb with heart failure and supra ventricular tachycardia, and was expected to die at birth. Miraculously, he was born alive and well, and people all over the world are now following his story online!

Sadly, Stellan slipped back into SVT and had to have a heart ablation at 5 months of age. It was unsuccessful, so docs have been trying to keep his condition under control with an insane amount of heart meds. I have never heard of a person taking more heart meds than Stellan does, and he's an infant. Blows my mind what this child has been through in such a short time.

Unfortunately, Stellan has relapsed and although the docs said a second ablation could be "catastrophic", they have run out of options as his body is giving out. They will fly to Boston Thursday morning, and a few days later, the surgeon will attempt to kill Stellan's extra electrical pathways that are causing his condition. As you can imagine, his parents are very nervous (what an understatement) and ask for everyone's prayers. Feel free to read more about him and the entire McKinney family at http://www.mycharmingkids.net, and please say a prayer for this sweet baby boy.

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