BEACON TRANSCRIPT- Things are beginning to shape up for little Lincoln Seay from Anchorage, Alaska. The seven-month –old type was saved by last-minute surgery after he suffered two cardiac arrests. Lincoln’s doctors recently declared him fit as a fiddle and his parents are preparing to take him home.
Rob and Mindy Seay from Alaska thought that the little baby boy will bring only joy and happiness in their family. Unfortunately, everything took a turn for the worse when Mindy gave birth to Lincoln.
According to the family’s statements, Lincoln may have looked like a normal infant, but he was pretty sick. Lincoln was born with a rare congenital defect which nearly killed him. The boy’s heart grew in the wrong position, and the doctors were forced into performing multiple surgeries in order to correct this flaw.
However, even though Lincoln was subjected to multiple surgeries, the doctors told his parents that the infant’s heart isn’t working properly and that Lincoln’s only chance of survival was a heart transplant.
To this end, both the doctors and Lincoln’s family thought that it would be best if Lincoln was transferred from the Anchorage clinic to Seattle, where his odds of receiving a new heart were much higher.
After the baby was transferred to the Seattle clinic his heart’s condition began to decline and not long after, Lincoln had his first cardiac arrest. Fortunately, the doctors in charge of Lincoln’s case were able to resuscitate the infant. According to Rob Seay, Lincoln’s father, that not long after the transfer things began to take a turn for the worse, culminating with the moment when Lincoln’s heart stopper. The father also said that his son also began to change color from a healthy pink to death-like purple.
Doctor Michael McMullen, the director of pediatric heart transplantation committee said that when Lincoln was brought in he thought that he didn’t have much to live.
Fortunately, soon after Lincoln’s first cardiac arrest, McMullen announced his family that a heart became available and that they should proceed with the surgery.
During his prep for surgery, Lincoln suffered a second cardiac arrest. But the doctors were able to sign in time and managed to put Lincoln under anesthesia and heart bypass under 12 minutes. McMullen stated that he is amazed about how well the team performed. He said that the procedure alone takes more than 2 hours to set up, but his team managed to do all this under 12 minutes while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The seven-month-old tyke was saved by last-minute surgery, but the doctors said that Lincoln is not out of the woods yet. After hours of surgery, the doctors managed to transplant the healthy heart in Lincoln’s bosom.
Immediately after the transplant, Lincoln’s physician saw a major improvement in the boy’s life sign. McMullen now thinks that the baby is going to be just fine, and, in a few months, the family will be able to take him home for the first time.