UPDATE: Pacemaker Baby Survives MRSA Superbug

by in Amazing Baby Story, Heart Surgery


In April, I introduced you to an amazing baby that was outfitted with a pacemaker at just 5 days old.

Liam King, who was born at 34 weeks gestation, was diagnosed with a heart block, a condition which affects electrical signals sent to the heart to control the heartbeats.

Because Liam is so small, the pacemaker is located near his stomach. It controls the lower chambers of his heart, which were not working properly.

The little fighter was then left fighting for his life when MRSA superbug infected his pacemaker wound.

Doctors at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children removed the device last month and fitted another on the opposite side of his chest.

The operation was a success and Liam was transferred to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, last Tuesday. He was deemed well enough to return home on Wednesday night.

After stying in the hospital for five and a half weeks Liam has been released from the hospital.

His mom noticed a visible improvement in her son after the first pacemaker was removed.

She said: “It was so good to see him after that operation, because he started smiling and gurgling again. He was back to his normal self after a couple of days.

Miss Collier, who stayed by her son’s bedside in hospital, said an investigation was now under way to find out how Liam contracted the superbug, and that his old pacemaker has been sent away for checks.

We wish Liam and his family well. I know that this little man will do well.

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