Baby Was Born With Organs On The Opposite Side Of His Body, Gets A Heart Transplant After Going Into Cardiac Arrest
Just last week, Lincoln Seay, a baby boy from Alaska, went into cardiac arrest but was quickly helped by doctors who performed an intense surgery.
Seay, the 7-month-old, was born with a rare defect that causes all organs to be born on the opposite side of the body. His mother Mindy recalls exactly what the doctors told her during her pregnancy:
“They had even said he might not survive birth we really had no idea what to expect, so when he came out and he cried and he looked great we were elated,” said mother Mindy Seay.
Lincoln went under multiple conditions during the first few months of his life. His condition seemed to worsen by the minute. Once his heart began to fail, his parents flew to Seattle Children’s Hospital for a scheduled heart transplant.
Just as doctors were going to perform the intense surgery on Lincoln, he went into cardiac arrest. Hours of intense work paid off, however, and Lincoln made it past the surgery.
“We were praying for a miracle and that moment in time it’s fair to say we got a miracle,” said father Rob Seay. “Because the heart was en route, they went ahead and opened his chest and the surgeon reached in and hand compressed his heart until the new heart arrived.”
It is amazing to know that Lincoln had been waiting 5 months for a heart donor. Who knows what could have happened if just 1 more minute had passed by. The Seay family hope their story inspires more and more people to become organ donors.
Article: Fox 5