Miracle baby heads home

3:17 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) - A baby who was born with her heart partially outside her chest went home from the hospital on Wednesday.


Since the day she was born, baby Audrina has been surrounded by a team of doctors.


"I'm nervous and anxious," mom Ashley Cardenas said.


Baby Audrina was born with one-third of her heart outside her body. She has been hooked up to machines and surrounded by doctors for three and a half months. 


Audrina's heart beating just under the skin is visible.  As Cardenas prepared to leave Texas Children's Hospital, she placed a pink protective shield over Audrina's chest, which will protect her heart as she grows. 


Eventually, doctors will use a portion of her rib bone to build a sternum.

KPRC

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