Jakob was born on January 15th 1998. He was a good size (8.2 lbs). Shortly after being taken to the nursery, he began to have trouble breathing and his saturations dropped continually over the night and into the next morning.
He was airlifted to Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario and was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome HLHS.
He underwent 3 open heart surgeries (7 days - Norwood, 9 months - Glenn, 30 months - Fenestrated Fontan). He also has a double LPA stent and carries an epipen for a severe, yet "unknown" allergy.