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article imageCanadian Miracle Baby Kaylee In Critical Condition

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By KJ Mullins     Jul 2, 2009 in Health
The miracle baby at the center of a heart transplant earlier this spring is in critical condition at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto.
Kaylee Vitelli, four-months-old, has Joubert syndrome. The brain disease causes an infant to have interrupted breathing. She was readmitted early Thursday morning when the family was unable to revive her after she stopped breathing.
CTV reports:
"She had stopped breathing (Thursday morning) more than usual," said JP Pampena, regarding the girl who suffers a rare condition where halted breathing is common.
"(Her) dad figures she either had a stroke or a heart attack but that's unconfirmed, they're still waiting for results from tests they're taking."
Kaylee was taken first to Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket before being transported to Sick Kids in Toronto. Kaylee's family lives in Bradford.
Doctors have informed the family that even if Kaylee were to recover from today's setback she would require life support to return home.
In April Kaylee had been taken off life support in order for a heart transplant for another patient to take place. It was believed that the infant would not survive without the machines helping her breath. Kaylee surprised everyone when she became to breath on her own in the operating room.
Kaylee was released from Sick Kids weeks after her miracle rally at life. Since that time she has been in and out of hospital because of her condition.
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