Baby girl born with back-to-front heart returns home to Gravesend after surgery

Baby Chloe in hospital. Image courtesy of BBC

Baby Chloe in hospital. Image courtesy of BBC

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A Gravesend baby who was born with a back-to-front heart returned home last week after undergoing two operations to keep her alive.

Chloe Bennett, dubbed ‘the miracle baby’ was operated on at just three hours old.

Her 37-year-old mother Stephanie Bennett plans to campaign to raise awareness of her condition which is known as ‘transposition of the great arteries’.

Mrs Bennett was told at 20 weeks pregnant that her baby daughter had the life threatening condition which meant that blood vessels in her heart were wired the wrong way round and were stopping oxygen circulating around her body.

Speaking of Chloe’s open-heart surgery in June, mother-of-four Mrs Bennett said: ‘It was the longest day of my life.”

More to come.

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12:32pm Tue 26 Aug 14

concerned.erith says...

A freind of mine's son was born like this a couple of years ago, but after the operation he was able to make a full recover.

Good luck with your little gir, and good luck with the fund raising
A freind of mine's son was born like this a couple of years ago, but after the operation he was able to make a full recover. Good luck with your little gir, and good luck with the fund raising concerned.erith
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