Posted: Apr 4, 2013 5:23 PM by Judy Slate
Updated: Apr 4, 2013 5:32 PM
SEATTLE - Poppy Dahl, the baby born to Belgrade parents who suffers from a rare heart defect is improving. According to her mother Christie Dahl, she is doing much better after doctors performed a second surgery to repair her heart.
Poppy was born on March 8 and was quickly taken to Seattle Children's Hospital where she has been ever since. After the first surgery March 18, she was not doing well and placed on life support. The second surgery was performed last week and she came out of the operating room off of life support.
"She's so much better than the first time so that's been super encouraging," said Christie Dahl.
Poppy's chest remains open as doctors wait for her body to get rid of more fluids before it can be closed. Meantime, Poppy has begun to once again move her arms and open her eyes.
"It's huge and I just soak it in when she opens her eyes. She's coming back, soon she'll be here again," said Christie.
If you would like to help the Dahls, the Poppy Dahl Benefit Fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank.
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