Help Baby Andrew Garrett Rhodes!
Andrew was born with a severe heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome where he's already had two major open heart surgeries at 3 days old and 4 months old, and three emergency heart cath procedures. He has spent a total of almost 4 months of his 5 and a half months in the hospital from complications from his heart defect.
Andrew was airlifted Friday, January 9th to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta and was very very sick. Once arriving they found out he was Septic, his liver and kidneys were trying to shut down, and he had several viral and bacterial infections on top of being severely dehydrated. They told us he may not make it through the night because his echo came back showing his heart function was severely depressed. He had gone into severe heart failure and his heart was barely squeezing on it's own anymore.
He pulled through that night and is now slowly making progress to be actively listed for a heart transplant, which the doctors believe his heart may not bounce back from being so far gone at this point.
Our family has opened up a fundraising site to take on these medical expenses and help little Andrew in finding a match for a heart.