2-year-old goes home after heart transplant spending 283 days in hospital
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE/Gray News) – After spending 283 days in the hospital and undergoing his second open-heart surgery, a 2-year-old boy from Kentucky went home Monday.
Clay Goodwin was born in November 2020 with four congenital heart defects, Norton Healthcare said. He underwent his first open-heart surgery when he was two days old, WAVE reported.
Despite the efforts of caregivers and doctors, he was listed for a heart transplant in January 2022.
Clay received a heart transplant on July 5 and his parents, Brandon and Hannah Goodwin, were able to take him home Monday.
He was treated to a celebratory parade thrown together by the staff at the hospital.
Clay is one of three pediatric heart transplants done so far this year at Norton Children’s Hospital.
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