If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may remember a couple of posts that I have written about baby Ethan. To sum things up, he was born last May and was not expected to survive when he was taken off of life support after he was two weeks old. He was born with a very rare and serious heart defect that left him with no pulmonary arteries (the arteries that go from the heart to the lungs). He did survive, and almost a year later, he is doing okay, but desperately needs surgery to fix his heart.
His mom, dad and grandparents will be heading down to California to the hospital at Stanford University on Monday. The flight itself has it's share of risks because Ethan's blood oxygen levels are low and with flying there is always changes in air pressure. Lisa is flying with Ethan via air ambulance and the rest of his family will be heading down on commercial airlines Monday as well. If I am not mistaken, the actual surgery is set to take place in April 13 or 14 and will take upwards of 12 hours to complete.
Please say a prayer for Lisa, Shaun and Ethan. They have been through so much in the last 11 months, and now there is an opportunity for him to be treated, but of course there are always risks associated with any surgery, let alone one as intricate and delicate as this.