Caitlin was hospitalised at just 11 days old
Caitlin had been in hospital since just 11 days old, when she was admitted because she wasn’t feeding properly. Then, her oxygen levels plummeted from a normal 95 per cent to 60, and then to just 37 per cent.
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Dad Kieran explained “Doctors took her and literally went running down the corridor into an elevator with her, to take her to ICU which was on the floor below. It was extremely distressing.A day later, the tiny tot was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy – and her condition deteriorated, replacing doctors’ discussions about a possible heart transplant with newfound concerns that her other organs were going to fail.
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