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Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity featured Amelia's story in their Valentine Day 2011 fundraising project.

 
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1st Operation @ GOSH - Intensive Care 2006

 

A Big Thank You to The Surgeons, Doctors and Nurses at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children for giving Amelia a new happy and healthy life.

Amelia Lee had her open heart surgery in the afternoon of 23 May 2006. She was 6 months old. Her surgery took about 8 hours. Amelia Lee was taken to Intensive Care Unit straight from the operating theatre.

Day 1 - 4

Amelia was being given morphine to take the pain off her. She was sedated for 4 days. We followed up on her recovery status purely looking at the machines that collect her heart rates and saturation and listened to the doctors and nurses explanation.

Day 5

The nurse removed the dressing on Amelia’s chest. Amelia opened her eyes.

Day 6

The breathing machine was removed and Amelia starts breathing at her own.

Day 7 - 8

Amelia can suck her dummy.

Day 9 - 11

We allowed to cuddle Amelia and she was sent to LadyBird Ward, a less intensive recovery ward. Amelia was also addicted to morphine. She was very irritable and screaming most of the times. Doctors and nurses were very good at winning her off the drug. It took less than a week. Dosage was reduced gradually each day till zero.

Day 12

Amelia was discharged from Hospital and she had her first proper dinner – bread.

After discharged from Hospital

Amelia was being looked after at home for 6 months then back to full time day care nursery from 1 January 2007.

Amelia has no more blue baby symptoms and she can eat solid foods. Unlike before the surgery, she has difficulty to keep food down. She talks and makes new friends at school and also does physical exercises, just like any other kids.

 
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Thank you for your generosity and support with the charities that work hard to help babies born with heart defects.

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Contributions made by Amelia, her parents together with the sponsor:

Total Donations raised for charities £2,039.92

For Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Charity and The Sick Children Trust by participating in the following activities:

  • SwissAlpine Kids Run 1.4km 2015 by Amelia
  • Henley On Thames Kids Triathlon by Amelia herself 2014
  • Westminster Mile Run by Amelia herself 2014
  • Fun Triathlon by Amelia herself 2013
  • 2010 Bupa London 10000.
  • British Heart Foundation Hyde Park Jogs 2010
  • 2011 Adidas Women's 5k Challenge at Hyde Park London.
  • Climb Mount Kinabalu expedition on 1 December 2011.
  • Bupa London 10K 2012

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