Mother beats the percentages after receiving life-saving coronary heart transplant in time for Christmas
Victoria Guajardo had spent a lot of the final two years separated from her 9-year-old son, Alfredo De la Cruz.
“I used to be unhappy when she was transferred to Houston,” Alfredo instructed ABC13. “I could not be together with her.”
He could not be together with her as a result of her coronary heart was failing. At simply 27, Guajardo suffered a coronary heart assault and her coronary heart wouldn’t pump. A hospital in her city of Harlingen, Texas instructed her they might save her, however issues didn’t go in addition to they thought.
“(Docs) did an open coronary heart surgical procedure the place my coronary heart stopped twice,” Guajardo recalled. “In order that’s once they determined they weren’t in a position to do anything for me, so that they transferred me to Houston.”
From there, Guajardo went to Memorial Hermann within the Texas Medical Heart they usually gave her hope. Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Ismael Salas and a staff of physicians put in a pump. Then they received Guajardo on the checklist for a transplant.
“She is a extremely good individual and a fighter,” Salas stated. “I am very happy with all our staff. It is a case the place many individuals will quit or do not transfer ahead.”
After ready for nearly two years, Guajardo received a brand new coronary heart in October. She doesn’t know whose coronary heart is thrashing in her chest however is she’s very grateful to the donor.
“I am very grateful for (the donor),” Guajardo expressed. “For them, for his or her household. It is bittersweet. It is a blessing to have a brand new coronary heart this Christmas.”
Since her surgical procedure, Guajardo’s prognosis is sweet. She is doing nicely, and, most significantly, she will get to spend the vacations together with her household. Particularly together with her son who’s grateful to be again together with his mother.
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