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After heart, lung transplant, Blountville boy readies for another fight

March 3rd, 2014 9:57 pm by Sue Guinn Legg, NET News Service

After heart, lung transplant, Blountville boy readies for another fight

Seven-year-old Weston Keeton will undergo an unprecedented post-transplant heart valve surgery on Wednesday. (Photo Contributed)

Weston Keeton, the 7-year-old Blountville boy who underwent a heart and double lung transplant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in December, will undergo an unprecedented post-transplant heart valve surgery Wednesday.

His mother, Julie Keeton, said there are many unknowns about the surgery and the family is requesting prayers.

In an update posted early Monday morning on the Weston’s Warriors Facebook page, Julie Keeton reported, “Weston’s support has been increased over the past few hours. He is on more sedation to keep him calm, on the big vent to give his lungs more support, and on nitric to help with the pressures in his heart and lungs.”

Read the full report on the Johnson City Press website.

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