Kaden is 8 years old now! He will be starting 3rd grade in the fall. He loves soccer, video games, Pikachu, and baseball. For anyone not aware, Kaden was born with a Congenital Heart Defect called Transposition of the Great Arteries and had open heart surgery when he was 12 days old. The oldest dated blogs under this section give details about his surgery and everything he went through after he was born.
He has a checkup with his cardiologist every 6 months to a year and he will continue that for the rest of his life. So far, he has been doing really well and has no restrictions from his cardiologist for now. He has pulmonary stenosis(narrowed pulmonary artery) and a slightly enlarged aortic root that his cardiologist is watching.
Kaden having an echocardiogram a couple of years ago.
These two pictures were taken 8 years and two months apart. He has certainly come a long way from that tiny baby in the NICU!