Theo Fry, a 19 months toddler suffered more than two dozen heart attacks, all in just one day but little Theo defeated them all and survived. Fry has been facing cardiac problem since he was barely a week old soon. Before he could turn one, he had already seen through as many as 30 cardiac arrests and 17 operations.
Fauve Syers, mum of Theo said, “He suddenly seemed really sleepy, then started turning blue, then grey”, while talking to Mirror. Syers added that “his heart rate was through the roof, his blood pressure ridiculous”.
“Theo suffered the most arrests in 24 hours I have heard of – it is very rare and unusual. We had to operate immediately, as he wouldn’t have survived much longer.”, said Dr Ramana Dhannapuneni, boy’s doctor.
In 2016, A baby girl from Lewisville, Texas, survived after been “born” twice after she was taken out of her mother’s womb for 20 minutes for life-saving surgery. At 16 weeks pregnant, Margaret Hawkins Boemer had discovered her daughter, Lynlee Hope, had a tumour on her spine. The mass, known as a sacrococcygeal teratoma, was diverting blood from the foetus – raising the risk of fatal heart failure. Baby Lynlee weighed just 1lb 3oz (0.53kg) when surgeons opened the womb.
Boemer had originally been expecting twins, but lost one of her babies before the second trimester. She was initially advised to terminate her pregnancy entirely before doctors at Texas Children’s Fetal Center suggested the risky surgery.