Avery Blake Rogerson
CHD: Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary stenosis
Surgeries: Pulmonary shunt at two weeks old and TOF correction at 7 months old
We found out Avery had TOF at 20 weeks pregnant. She was born full term and seemed healthy. She was released from the hospital at 3 days old. We returned to GHS after a tet spell. Her O2 levels were dipping into the 40s. She was flown to MUSC for emergency surgery. Avery had a shunt installed and eventually a gtube placed for feeding. We were there for six weeks and missed Halloween and Thanksgiving with our families. Emerson Rose sent us meal tickets and a gas card to ease financial stress while we were away from our jobs and home. Avery had her correction open heart surgery at 7 months old. She is now 2 and works hard at occupational, physical and speech therapy. She is very independent and adores her brothers and sister! Thank you Emerson Rose for loving on our heart family and providing us with information and research for CHD!