TrevorTrevor Christopher was born Tuesday May 29th, 2007 at 10:24pm via emergency c-section. Trevor was not tolerating labor and needed to arrive quickly. He weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces; 19 inches long.

Trevor was born with a rare heart defect known as Truncus Areteriosus w/ hypoplastic arch and VSD. (ASD was found during surgery and repaired)

It was discovered on his second day of life and things happened very fast from then on. They did a ECHO-cardiogram and EKG and then admitted him to the NICU at UCH, where he was born. He was then transfered to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

I was released from UCH the next day. Zate and I went straight to St. Joe’s to see Trevor. We stayed there everyday as many hours as we could tolerate, I did sleep at home since I was recovering from the c-section. Grandma and Grandpa Prier stayed with Nicholas and cared for his every need. This was a HUGE blessing.

Trevor is very strong and was very stable the whole time he was there. Thank you Jesus for that.

He will need life long surgeries as he grows and as the conduits wear out. His recovery time from his first surgery was to be about 4 weeks. He was in the PCICU (pediatric cardiac ICU) for his recovery.

Trevor did amazingly with his surgery, he was off the Ventilator in less than 3 days and we were sent home 11 days post surgery!!! Thank the Good Lord! Dr. Pettigrew coined the nickname Allstar for Trevor since he had been so strong and amazing everyone. That is where his team name came from.

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2 Comments on About Trevor

  1. Hi. I am writing an article to help parents when their child is diagnosed with a congential heart defect. The article is for and I would love to interview you and get your advice for parents going through this difficult time. The article is titled Congenital Heart Defect: 5 Steps to Take After the Diagnosis.
    Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.


  2. Tammy Wright says:

    I am a 33 year old TA survivor. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about surgeries, etc.

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