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10-Day-Old Baby Denied Health Care Coverage

By Melissa Newton

FORT WORTH (CBS 11 / TXA 21) ― Houston Tracy is just 10 days old, but the little boy has already lived through trying times.

"He was born with what's called transposition of the great arteries." his father, Doug Tracy said. "It's heart wrenching; I hated it."

The congenital heart defect causes the two major vessels that carry blood away from the heart to become switched.

It's a condition rarely detected before birth.
"My whole pregnancy was simple, it was easy, no complications, doctor visits were great," Houston's mother, Kim Tracy said, "perfect sonograms, great
little pictures and then, he wasn't perfect."

The baby was rushed to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth where he had life-saving surgery.
"He's doing really good," his mother said with a smile, "he's a little tough guy."

While baby Houston is fighting for recovery, his parents

Added: Mar-25-2010 Occurred On: Mar-24-2010
By: True_Madness
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