Family hopes infant heart recipient will be home for holidays - WKRN News 2

Family hopes infant heart recipient will be home for holidays

Posted: Updated: Nov 20, 2012 05:25 PM

With the holidays quickly approaching, one Mid-State family is hoping and praying their son can get well in time to go home for his first Thanksgiving.

Andrew Hagewood was born February 6 with a rare heart condition.

After undergoing a heart transplant and spending months in Vanderbilt Children's Hospital the infant finally went home in October for a brief time.

However, less than a week later, Andrew was readmitted to the hospital due to breathing problems and fluid around his lungs.

He has been at the hospital ever since.

Despite Andrew's most recent hospital stay, his parents are hopeful he can go home in time for Thanksgiving.

"Luckily, his lungs are looking good. His heart looks excellent. So now, we're just waiting for the kidneys to get back in line," explained father Keith Hagewood.

Doctors have told the Hagewood family that there is a possibility Andrew could go home Wednesday.

Regardless, Keith told Nashville's News 2 the family has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

"We have to be thankful for the blessings that we have that nine months ago we did not know if Andrew would make it through the day or the next day," said Keith.

Andrew is on a small amount of oxygen but does not rely on any other support devices.

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