Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Heart Surgery Performed on 25-Week-Old Fetus

Meanwhile, babies the same age are killed-- probably for the same reason!

After practicing a few times with a model of jello and a grape -- the grape standing in for the heart, the jello standing in for the surrounding body -- the doctors performed the procedure on Sept. 25. Mom had local anesthesia and was sedated. The baby was given anesthesia and a muscle relaxant so it wouldn't switch positions at an inopportune time.