Please keep Landon in your prayers as he anticipates surgery for a rare heart defect.
Baby Landon was welcomed into the world on Saturday, October 24th. He weighed in at 6 pounds 13 ounces and was 19” long. Within minutes of his birth, he was rushed to the NICU. It was there, during his first days of life, Landon was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). He went on to receive care in the NICU for nearly three weeks before he was well enough to bring home.
TOF is a malformation of the heart seen in an estimated 5 of every 10,000 babies. It has four characteristics: a hole or septum in the heart, a narrowing of the arteries that move blood to the lungs, a thickening of the arteries and a misplacement of the aorta. These changes disrupt the flow of oxygen-rich blood through the heart and body. In Landon’s case, his heart has two holes and thick arteries making it more difficult for blood to reach his lungs.
Thankfully, there is hope for Landon to recover. TOF is treatable with surgery. Landon and his family will meet with a cardiologist on December 4th to create a treatment plan. Please keep Landon and his family in your prayers as they prepare for surgery and throughout his recovery. I am honored to have the privilege of photographing Landon again at six months and for his first birthday. I look forward to sharing more photos and updates as Landon grows.
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