Two years later Luke had a further 14 hours of open heart surgery which led to many major complications. He suffered with infection of his heart and bone but after numerous operations and a very long hospital stay Luke recovered and got back to causing the mischief he is well known for.
Luke is 8 and was born with very complex heart defects. He had his first open heart surgery at just 2 weeks old and weighing less than 6lbs. After several weeks Luke went home where he struggled to feed and to gain weight and at six months old his heart was ready for another major surgery. Over eight hours of open heart surgery made his heart able to cope for a little while longer whilst he grew bigger and stronger. He had an operation to insert a feeding tube into his tummy to help with his feeding and with medicine and regular intervention life went on.