Open-heart surgery on an infant

Open-heart surgery on an infant

When Mia Andrews, of Mesa, was rushed to Banner Desert Medical Center for an emergency C-section, she had no idea that two lives–her own and that of her unborn son, Dax—were in danger. Andrews was experiencing acute blood loss; then Dax was born six weeks premature with two holes in his heart. Dax was treated in the NICU at Cardon Children’s Medical Center—the children’s hospital on the same campus as Banner Desert—so Andrews was able to visit him as she recovered. Dax, now 5 months old, had open-heart surgery at Cardon Children’s this past January. Banner Children’s cardiology experts are overseeing his ongoing care.


  1. Thomas Kielbania on December 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    My son went through this. Great video and God bless all these people do for our little ones. I just showed this to my son whom is 6 and had surgery at 11weeks. He is amazed to say the least, he had no clue what he really had been through. Thank you for the discreet video of the surgery, extremely medical and real.
    They should teach this in all junior high schools.

  2. Veronica Chugg on December 10, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    An amazing little man! It made me tear up. My son has an ASD, a hole in his heart, that will be repaired when he is three years old. These little ones are determined fighters!

  3. Moni O on December 10, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    please help 🙁

  4. mr.pencil sketcher on December 10, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    😭god bless you

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