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Calvin was born with Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (L-TGA). L-TGA is a rare form of congenital heart disease where the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles) are switched, and his left ventricle is on the right and his right is on the left. We found out about his heart about halfway through the pregnancy where they were noticing something while doing ultrasounds to measure the progress of him. I ended up having to come to Abbott for an echocardiogram and learned about what specifically was going on with his heart and what it meant for the rest of the pregnancy and what delivery would look like. Calvin did not like the plan and surprised us almost 8 weeks early on June 28, 2020. We were in the NICU for six days and transferred to the Special Care Nursery at Children’s until July 21st when we were able to take Calvin home.
On October 26, 2020 Calvin had a follow-up appointment with his cardiologist. Unfortunately, they did not feel comfortable sending him home due to the right side of his heart appearing larger and rounder than they would like it to be with his condition. This is where the next chapter in Calvin's journey begins and we will continue to do our best to provide updates as often as we receive them and can!