Two years ago, at the age of 12 our youngest son Brady was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. The only cure for this disease is a heart transplant.
DCM is when the hearts ability to pump blood is lessened because its main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, is enlarged and weakened. It can temporally be controlled with medication, and for the last two years medicine has kept Brady’s heart stable. In November of last year, Brady had a heart catheterization done and it showed that Brady had excess water on his heart, and he was in the hospital for a week. They also told us at the time that it was time to think about getting him listed for a heart transplant.
May 1, 2019
Brady got out of the ICU today!!
April 30, 2019
On April 27th, 8 days after the LVAD placement and only 3 days after listening him as a 1A status on the transplant list we received the call that they had found a new heart for him. He is now 48 hour post transplant and doctors are very pleased with his progress. We hope today (April 30th) they will be able to take out some chest tubes and get him off some IV meds. Also they hope to get him out of ICU in a couple of days. Praise God for the chance at a new life.
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April 18, 2019
Prayer sent for Brady, you all, and will continue. - LF
April 16, 2019
Praying for you and your family, and sending happy thoughts your way!
March 15, 2019
Love u bud u got this sorry I couldnt do more but you and your family are in my prayers
Heather and brian Sullivan and slentz
March 15, 2019
Brady you're a champ.