Thursday 21 Aug 2014

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Blake’s Story – What Heart Condition?

Blake is now almost two years post-surgery.  He is about to turn five, and is healthier than he’s ever been.  We always said that if we were going to subject Blake to this series of traumatic surgeries that we were …

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Blake’s Story – A Long Journey

In April 2011, we went to TCH in Houston to get Blake’s heart catheterized. Blake didn’t have any issues with this catheterization, and we were released as an

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Blake’s Story – A Break

The next two years was relatively uneventful for Blake’s heart.  We had the opportunity to live like a normal family with fun and adventures.  Looking back, I feel

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Blake’s Story – Second Surgery – The Glenn

12:30 AM – Blood transfusion to bring up oxygen saturation levels 7:30 AM – Surgery starts 9:40 AM - The team of surgeons have begun the surgery and successfully put

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Blake’s Story – Altered Reality

After we returned home we had to figure out what our new normal was.  We had a healthy, active two-year-old, and a delicate heart baby. We knew immediately that

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Blake’s Story – First Surgery: The Norwood

Timeline of 1st Surgery 5:30 AM – MRI 6:20 AM – Begin neurological brain monitoring for clinical trial 10 AM – Surgery Begins 11:40 AM - 1st update from doctors: the first

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Blake’s Story: Shock

William “Blake” Galligan joined our family at 6:10 AM on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Born at 35 weeks, he was a beautiful and sweet boy; we were so