Parents say they can’t bring baby home because ‘last check’ scares midwives

Liz Stapleton and Steven Blackhurst were overjoyed to welcome their new son, but when he was examined by the midwife just before he went home, they found something disturbing.

Liz and Steven can’t bring baby Tobias home after his last check up

Two parents was shocked when they Infant boys are checked by midwives right before going home because they find something worrying

Liz Stapleton and Steven Blackhurst ‘crossed the moon’ when baby Tobias was born, weighing 7 lbs 13oz, as he appeared to be a perfectly healthy boy.

But when he last checked with the midwives, they thought they might have heard a slight heart murmur so he had to undergo further tests, because Liverpool Echo reports.

Sadly, it was discovered that Tobias had a congenital heart defect, and that if they brought him home, he would probably die.

Liz and Steven with their two children, Eli-Vieve and Tobias

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When the midwives heard the whispers, they checked Tobias’ oxygen levels before immediately putting him back on the bed while the anxious parents waited while hospital staff looked after the baby. day old.

He hastened to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and beyond Liz and Steven, who also have a daughter, Eli-Vieve, were given a shocking diagnosis.

It emerged that Tobias had Plastic Deficiency Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), meaning the left part of the heart had not fully developed in pregnancy.

Tobias is currently recovering, but he will need another surgery soon

On February 15, Tobias underwent surgery to place a stent in an open valve in his heart, and only then was he allowed to go home.

Liz, 31, said: “We’re trying to keep our daughter normal but you’re completely put off by the diagnosis. It was a huge shock and we didn’t know what that meant either or what is going to happen.

“The doctors and nurses at Alder Hey were amazing. They held our hands all the way and our family was really supportive.

“Looking at him now you’d think he was a normal kid, apart from the fact that he only had half a working heart. The nurses were happy with him.

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“He is maintaining his oxygen levels and he is in good color. Now just waiting for his appointment with the cardiologist to see how he is progressing internally.”

In a few months, when Tobias is about six months old, he will have open-heart surgery known as the Glenn procedure, which relieves strain on one side of the organ.

Right before her first surgery, Liz’s friend Layla Mitchell-Smith set up a Go Fund Me page to support her family as Liz won’t be able to return to work full time due to taking care of Tobias.

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