Look at sweet baby Dominic. Dominic has been in the care of our Starbridge Healing Home for one month now and we are very concerned about him. He is 3 months old and has a serious heart defect, causing him to struggle to get enough oxygen into his little body. This gives his skin a bluish appearance and has us very worried.
When Dominic first came to SBHH he was a very fussy little boy and very somber. He has occasionally struggled with eating but he is gaining weight. The nannies are very cautious with him and hold him all the time in an effort to keep him from crying, since he becomes more blue if he cries.
Judging from his most recent photo it seems he is enjoying the attention!
The cardiac surgeons would like to wait until Dominic is 6 months old to do his heart repair surgery, but he needs a heart catheterization now so they can determine exactly what is wrong with his heart, and if it is safe for him to wait. LWB’s Medical Program is currently fundraising for this preliminary test. If you would like to contribute to Dominic’s medical needs please click here.
Dominic is still in need of sponsors for his care at SBHH as well. If you would like to help sponsor him at SBHH please click here.