Kaiden Bracken is an 11-month-old baby who has been in the hospital since Easter after his physicians discovered he had an enlarged heart. Thankfully, this little guy got a new heart just in time for Christmas!
According to an NBC Miami report, doctors fitted Kaiden with a mechanical heart as they waited for a real replacement. The transplant took place earlier this month so he could head home in time for Christmas.
“You think you have a healthy son, there’s nothing wrong with him and you’re told by doctors who grab your hand and say ‘we’ll do everything we can but we can’t guarantee his life,’” his mother Kristen said.
Kaiden will have to take medications so his body doesn’t reject the new heart, but otherwise, he’s doing great.