Rogers: Prayers answered; infant’s lifesaving surgery successful
Surgery Friday in Fort Worth to repair a serious heart defect with which a six-week-old Rogers girl was born was successful, the infant’s family said Friday afternoon.
Surgeons at Cook Children’s Medical Center were able to relieve an obstruction in blood flow from the right ventricle of her heart to the pulmonary artery, a condition called pulmonary valve stenosis.
The condition was discovered during a checkup three days after the girl was born.
Doctors also discovered Aurora had an opening between two major blood vessels leading to her heart and a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of her heart, but those conditions resolved on their own.
Two of the family’s friends stepped in to rally support for the family.
"We knew that they were going to need help so we pretty much rallied the community (and) we got some local churches and the local stores involved," Brittany Lagier, said.
The friends placed donation jars at the Exxon and Oak Club, started a Facebook donation page, a GoFundMe page, and created T-shirts to sell.
Lagier says she wants the Musgroves to be able to concentrate on the baby’s health, and not worry about finances.
Monica Musgrove was moved to tears when she talked about the town’s efforts.
"People that you don't even know that are reaching out to you and just seeing how you were," Musgrove said.