She had urgent heart surgery this past Thursday to close the duct between her two heart arteries. The Ductus Arteriosis ( between the aorta and the pulmonary artery) normally closes within days of birth.
When it does not , the heart needs to work twice as hard to pump blood correctly and very often the lungs become congested due to too much blood.
Thankfully the surgeons, led by Dr Jaime Pinto, at Hospital Metropolitano were able to repair this defect and now little Lema can live a normal, healthy life.
Thanks to the surgical teams at Hospital Metropolitano Quito for donating their services, to Fundación Metrofraternidad to our VERY loyal donors who made this surgery possible.