Mississippi baby recovering from surgery for heart defects

August 19, 2017 GMT

NETTLETON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi baby is home after having open-heart surgery to correct some birth defects. She faces another surgery in the coming months.

Malaysia Hills is 2 months old, and her grandmother, Minnie Moore, says the family considers her “our little miracle.”

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that 35-year-old Chinny Moore Hills of Nettleton had a difficult pregnancy. Malaysia was diagnosed with pneumonia soon after being born. After her breathing problems continued, doctors found multiple defects in her heart.


When she was 2 weeks old, Malaysia underwent surgery at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Doctors say she will need surgery again when she’s about 4 months old.

Dr. Umar Boston led the surgical team and says Malaysia’s mother has been “fantastic” in helping care for her baby.


Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com