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Molly's Kids: 10 weeks old and waiting for a heart transplant.

(Photo courtesy of Jessica Morgan) (Photo courtesy of Jessica Morgan)
SHELBY, NC (WBTV) -

Jessica Morgan has been asking to put out her only son’s story since he was born ten weeks ago. He has been touch-and-go and I've never been exactly sure if I write one thing in the morning, if it'll remain the same way that night. So, I’ve waited.

I think I've been wrong in waiting. Jessica wants to shout him from rooftops. I get it. She's a mom. She's right. We should.

Meet the newest one of our amazing Molly's Kids.

Little Lucas Morgan was born March 2, 2016 in Shelby.

Jessica says those first few hours she thought she had the most perfect child in the world. He was her third, with two older girls, her family was complete.

At 5-hours-old Lucas started crying. When Jessica tried to feed him he turned blue and had trouble breathing. She called for a nurse who said his oxygen was low and took him to the nursery.

“Next thing I knew the doctor came in and told me my baby was very sick,” says Jessica. “He was being flown to Levine Children's Hospital."

Jessica got discharged and followed. She soon found out her newborn had a heart defect called pulmonary atresia. That’s a congential heart disease. It occurs at birth when the pulmonary valve does not form properly.

“The only treatment was a heart transplant,” Jessica says. “They said there was a chance he wouldn’t make it. My whole life did a 180 right there.”

Lucas’s two older sisters are 7 and 3. He’s not only the only boy, he’s the only grandson.

He’s still waiting for a heart transplant.

“He’s making it,” Jessica said. “He’s trying. He’s really trying! Doctors are wanting to adjust his medicines right now because as he gets bigger, his heart can’t handle it. It has been a rough past few days. But we have faith. We’re waiting for that heart transplant to come through.”

Jessica often updates her Fighting for Lucas Facebook page. You can follow along there.

Please, Jessica, keep us updated. Always seems like transplants come in when a family least expects to get the call. Hang in there.

#MollysKids

**Editor’s note: This is about #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there – which is why it’s written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all #MollysKids here.**

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