Hello, my name is Esme and I am a 10-month old Heart Warrior.
I may be young, but I am already a heart warrior with 2 Open Heart surgeries. I am a TOFer (Tetralogy of Fallot) with a fully repaired heart and will need valve replacements or more surgeries as I get older. It may be scary, but I am a resilient and brave warrior.
I love to eat purees and drink milk, but I can only take small amounts through my mouth. The rest will have to go through my G-tube as of now. I am confident I can make it through this and am trying to make my swallowing stronger. It's taking me longer than normal babies to reach milestones. But now, I love to play on my tummy and will keep learning with specialists.