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Parents watch two-month-old son's 'heart pumping in his chest' after life-saving surgery


A young mum has told of the terror of watching her two-month-old baby son’s “heart pumping in his chest” after his torso needed to be left open for three days following life-saving surgery. Alana Watling, 20, and her fiance Andrew Smith, 19, of Norwich, Norfolk, were devastated to discover at their 20-week scan that their baby had multiple heart defects, including a leaky valve, and would require surgery after his birth.

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