Nathan Hutchinson, a 2-year-old boy, ceased breathing in his house in March 2020. He was born with Supracardiac Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, an uncommon heart disease. He’s spent nearly half his life hospitalized ever since, through 2 open-heart surgeries, 4 days on life support, and double-lung transplantation.
Nathan was put on an ECMO device nearly immediately after delivery to provide cardiorespiratory assistance, and he stayed on it until October 18. Nathan was confirmed with Supracardiac Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, a highly rare and serious heart ailment. This disorder affects how oxygen-rich blood is returned from the heart to the lungs via the pulmonary veins. On October 26, he had his initial open-heart surgery to remedy this ailment, and on December 5, he would have his second.
Nathan’s family got a notification that a pair of lungs had become obtainable and he’d be receiving transplantation. Nathan became the 7th baby in Canada to get double-lung transplantation after a successful procedure.
Nathan remained severely sick after his transplant, despite the fact that it was a success.
The family was ultimately permitted to come home permanently on July 15. Due to problems, Nathan has a tracheostomy tube connected to a ventilator, which helps him in breathing.
Nathan still requires nursing assistance and care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To prevent his new lungs from being rejected, he must take drugs on a daily basis.