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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wordless(??) Wednesday~My Two Very Good Reasons for CHD Awareness!





Reason #1:

James Clint Schaffer
October 26, 1992-January 2, 1993


D-Transposition of the Great Arteries, Tricuspid Atresia, Coarctation of the Aorta, Atrial Septal Defect, Ventricular Septal Defect, Single Ventricle-HRHS



  • Pulmonary artery banding and coartation correction at one week old.
  • Spontaneous complete heart block at 3 weeks old.
  • Pacemaker implantation at 4 weeks old.
  • Pneumonia at 5 weeks old.
  • PA banding retightening at 5 weeks old.
  • Pacemaker replaced at 6 weeks old.
  • Staph infection at 7 weeks old.
  • Sepsis at 8 weeks old.
  • Removal of medical intervention and life support at 9 weeks old.

Reason #2:


Elijah 'Eli' Wade Schaffer

4 years old


L-Transposition of the Great Arteries, Pulmonary and Subpulmonary Stenosis, Hypoplastic right-sided ventricle and valve, Atrial Septal Defect, Ventricular Septal Defect, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome


  • Defects created a balance at birth. No intervention needed.
  • WPW related SVTs began at 3 months old. Hospitalized several times during the first year.
  • Surgery at 3 years old: One and a half ventricle surgery-Bidirectional Glenn, subpulmonary resection, fenestrated ASD closure.



'And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.' Job 1:21











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