One baby was born seven weeks premature with a bad heart that may make him the youngest heart transplant recipient ever, according to CBS News.
CBS News reported Caylyn Otto went in for an ultrasound and found out her soon-to-be son Oliver had a major heart defect. Caylyn and her husband were given little hope and told their son would likely be stillborn.As Otto’s water broke, seven weeks premature, she was sure she had lost her son.
CBS News reported after Oliver’s parents got to hold their baby, who was most likely not going to make it, he began responding and kept fighting.
Oliver was going to get a second chance. A donor heart was found almost immediately and it was a perfect match.
“It’s just an amazing sight to give a family basically a normal baby,” Dr. Daniel Velez told CBS News. “They have a normal baby. They had no chance, no shot before that.”
Oliver is now two months old. He has overcome all of the obstacles so far in his short-lived life. Not only is Oliver doing much better, he has the possibility of going home with his parents next week.
“I look at him and just say, ‘You’re my hero,'” Oliver’s father Chris Crawford told CBS News.