Baby Who Suffered The Highest Recorded Number Of Heart Attacks In One Day, 25, Miraculously Survived. Now He Lives A Happy Life!
January 24, 2019 11:50 By Mambee
Theo is a 19-month-old baby who survived 30 cardiac arrests when he was just nine months old.
Baby Theo was born to Fauve Syers and Steven Frys in May 2017, in Salford, and he has an eight-year-old sister; Leila.
His parents called the NHS helpline and were directed to the Salford Royal Hospital.
While speaking to the Mirror his father recalled:
“We were told if we hadn’t called 111 that night, Theo wouldn’t have woken up next morning.”
Even with a team of 40 medical professionals, no one was able to diagnose what exactly was wrong with little Theo, so he was rushed to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, where the doctors were able to diagnose that he had an interrupted aortic. That meant that it could not pump blood around his heart.
Theo had a lot to take in as a child. He had his first surgery when he was just a 12-day-old baby.
During his operation, he experienced another cardiac arrest and had to spend three months recovering in the intensive care unit the hospital.
You would think the fight was over, but this was just the beginning of it all for Baby Theo.
Shortly after, he contracted Sepsis but was able to pull through it. However, his condition further deteriorated.
His heart rate was dangerously high, and he experienced another heart attack, where his heart beat stopped for 12 minutes.
It was a horrific experience for his parents as it was hard seeing their baby going through a lot.
All through Christmas and January 2018, he suffered two more heart attacks, and on the 31st of January, the worst happened. Theo suffered 25 heart attacks in 24 hours.
The several attacks prompted his surgeon, Dr Dhannapueni, to operate on him.
The doctor discovered that Theo's left ventricle was choked by scar tissue, so he had to open the ventricle. This led to Theo's almost immediate recovery.
After spending nine months in and out of the intensive unit, Baby Theo was finally discharged. Theo’s recovery was remarkable.
He is now doing fine. However, his parents have been inspired by their baby to get involved in fundraising for Healing Little Hearts, a UK charity that sends NHS surgical teams to developing countries to help babies who do not have access to medical help.
Alder hospital has also shared a video of Theo’s miracle which stirred emotional responses from people.
Indeed Theo's story is nothing short of a miracle. He is truly a fighter and deserves a happy life.
We applaud his parents for their strength through the difficult period and hope Theo continually brings them joy.