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In a desperate attempt to save Reece Logie, surgeons tied the band round his pulmonary artery to stem the flow of blood to the lungs
Daily Record Vaby born with hole in heart kept alive by RUBBER BAND that prevents him drowning in his own blood
Tricia was 24 weeks pregnant when a routine scan revealed her boy had the defect
A baby born with vital muscle missing from his heart is being kept alive by a rubber band.
Reece Logie is missing has a hole between the right and left sides, which means he could drown in his own blood.
The tot’s heart started to fail when he was a month old but he was too small for the major surgery needed to repair the fault.
In a desperate attempt to save him, surgeons tied a rubber band round his pulmonary artery to stem the flow of blood to the lungs.
Speaking about the operation, Reece’s mum Tricia said: “I went down with him to get his anaesthetic and I was filled with mixed emotions – the fear was unbelievable but there was also hope that it would help him.