In May, at almost 38 weeks pregnant with her second child, Allison Williams doctor noticed her abdomen was larger than it should’ve been so she was sent for an ultrasound.
According to The Star Halifax, Williams wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary when her phone rang afterwards.
She says doctor found something on the ultrasound and made her an appointment that afternoon at the IWK.
She was told doctors found a mass compressing the unborn child’s heart structures and she wouldn’t be leaving the hospital.
Doctors needed to determine how to approach what would be a Caesarian section birth followed immediately by cardiac surgery on a newborn infant.
Three days after arriving at the hospital Williams was being prepared for a Caesarian section that would immediately be followed by heart surgery on her as-yet unborn child.
The C-section went fine, and baby Addison Rose Wagner was moved into the next operating room, where the tumour was found to be on her aorta.
The cardiac surgery took six hours.
Addison got a clean bill of health in September.