Coltin appeared to be a normal, healthy baby in his first two-and-half-months of life. But parents Stacey Simonds and Bill Witt became concerned about an inexplicable, dramatic decline in his appetite. He was rushed by All Childrenâs Transport team, flown in from another area medical facility via Medevac helicopter.
Once at ACH, his condition was immediately diagnosed: he was suffering from congestive heart failure, the result of a rare condition in which the main left coronary artery connected to lung circulation rather than coming out of his aorta. Life-saving surgery was performed by members of the Heart Institute team â and three weeks later, Coltin was home, where he has been thriving.
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