From the moment they detected heart abnormalities during the mother’s 12-week sonogram, they told her and her husband, the baby had no chance. Ryan’s deformed heart was growing outside his body, they said. The baby would suffer heart failure and die in the womb within weeks.
At 22 weeks into the pregnancy, the baby had lived longer than anyone expected. Now, at age 2, Ryan could be called, “The Boy Who Lived.”
Ryan Marquiss’ story of survival, following his risky birth at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, combines a family’s faith and love with uncharted medical expertise. Doctors involved say that because he lived, they’ve begun to look differently at their approach to babies with his rare combination of heart defects.
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