When One Twin Needs a New Heart, a Roller Coaster of a Medical Journey Begins
When Megan Jamison was pregnant with twins, everything progressed smoothly. That was until the twins were born at 34 weeks, and one twin, Kendall, had a heart murmur. She was sent to intensive care, then transferred to Cincinnati Children's. Doctors there discovered she had several heart defects and would need surgery. She had to have her first surgery when she was just eight days old. Four months later, she had another open-heart surgery. But because her respiratory problems continued, she needed a heart transplant. Since having a heart transplant, her prognosis is good. "It was a peace of mind knowing it was something that could be fixed," her mom says.