Brandon walked into Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia with what he thought was the flu and within days underwent emergency heart surgery, with lots of complications. His ICU stay and recovery will be a very long process. His mom, Chris, is keeping watch and family will visit from out of state, as much as they can.
Upon return from Philadelphia, after open heart surgery and the replacement of two valves, Brandon was on the road to recovery. Unfortunately, we discovered, that one of those valves had failed again, this time due to a fungal infection that had found its way onto his heart. Once again, Brandon has had to go through an open heart surgery, this time in Chicago. His recovery from this surgery has proven to be a bit more difficult for his body, but Brandon is fighting, and doing his best to bounce back.
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