This little one is being helped by NARA – The Breathing Charity. Born so very tiny and her lungs being so fragile a apnoea alarm (respiration monitor) was provided at the hospitals request. She was diagnosed with a condition called PDA (see *below) and discharged home on oxygen and a apnoea alarm to monitor her breathing.
*Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a fairly common congenital heart defect which occurs when a temporary blood vessel, called the ductus arteriosus, doesn’t close soon after birth. Symptoms may be minimal or severe. In rare cases, the defect can go undetected and can exist in adulthood. Correction of the defect is usually successful and restores the heart to its normal function.
This little one has gone from strength to strength and has grown into a beautiful, healthy little girl. Look at her now!
F – Liverpool.
Thank you mum for letting us use this. We are proud and honoured to have been able to play some small part in your gorgeous little girls ‘fight for life’.