A 2-year-old lad who waited 14 months in hospital has finally returned home after receiving a heart transplant, with his parent telling the Mirror he'd been 'given a second chance at life'.
Elliot Livingstone, from Basingstoke, Hampshire was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy shortly after his birth. The condition meant he needed to be hooked up to a life support machine.
His mum Candace and dad Adrian are glad to have the little lad back after he had the surgery in March.
Writing on a Facebook page setup to follow Elliot's journey, his parents said: "Elliott's inquisitive nature walks towards what we hope is a new beginning, a new future. We don't want for anything fancy. Mundane and normal will do us just fine. As long as Elliott is happy, we will be content with what we have."
Before the operation he was hooked up to mechanical heart at Great Ormond Street Hospital for 420 days.
All this means he's spent over half his life in hospital, so I reckon he'll be glad to get back home and get on with his life.
Elliot's dad told the Mirror: "We are enjoying every moment of every single day. He has been given a second chance at life.
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition where the heart's ability to pump blood is decreased because the heart's main pumping chamber is weakened.
Good on Elliot for getting through it, what a legend.
Words byJames Dawson
Featured image credit: Press Association
Source : The LAD Bible
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