Loma Linda University Medical Center officials announced Thursday that "Baby Moses," the youngest and the longest-lived infant ever to receive a heart transplant, was discharged from the hospital in "good condition" and without any indication of infection or organ rejection.
"A group of delighted relatives, including his grandparents, witnessed the occasion," a hospital spokesman said.
Baby Moses received a human heart transplant Nov. 20 at the age of 4 days after being born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, an invariably fatal condition in which the left side of his heart was essentially not functioning.
"Baby Moses remains free of infection and shows no indication of donor heart rejection," Dr. Leonard Bailey, the surgeon who performed the operation, said in a prepared statement. "This is a unique infant. I share his family's gratitude and humility as we've watched him grow these past weeks."
The statement said the infant's parents moved into the hospital with him last week and have provided him with all his requirements since. Bailey said he will continue to observe Baby Moses as an outpatient. "He's a great joy to all of us."