Doctors find heart defect while treating child's flesh eating bacteria
May 22, 2014
Source - KOMO TV
No parents wants to know the firsthand horror of having a child with flesh eating bacteria. But when a Marysville toddler almost lost her leg to an infection, doctors made another important discovery. In June of 2013, Zoey Chalk was hospitalized for two weeks and needed eight surgeries to clear her body of flesh eating bacteria. She has fully recovered, but Thursday the Chalk family was back at Seattle Children's Hospital with a new medical scare. "We learned today Zoey will have to have open heart surgery," her father Bryan Chalk said. "I have never had a more terrifying experience than knowing there's something wrong with your daughter and you can't do anything to fix it," Bryan said. "But here at Children's, they're incredible, and I'm happy she's here."