WFMY -- It was a weekend of baby steps for little Jaxx Denny. Not the kind of steps most parents celebrate, but Jaxx is not like most babies.
Doctors told Pete and Tammy Denny that Jaxx has pulmonary hypertension, a condition that neither the Dennys nor the doctors were aware Jaxx had.
The right side of his heart is enlarged, and it's working too hard to pump blood to Jaxx's lungs and through his body.
Doctors are giving the Dennys a dozen different answers as to when their little boy will be better, but the only answer the Dennys can count on right now is prayer.
"You just have to wait and see. You just have to be patient because they can't move too fast. And Jaxx's body lets them know when he's ready to be weaned a little bit more," said Tammy Denny.
"We're just thankful for each one of these little teeny tiny things, where one number creeps up or down like it needs to go. That's just a big step right now," said Pete Denny.
In a FaceTime interview from Philadelphia, Pete and Tammy Denny told News 2's Lauren Melvin that the doctors said Jaxx's blood work looks better. However, it's hard for them because they can't see any physical changes.
"It's just another faith-building exercise. Of course, we'd rather do it a different way. But, this is the way it is, so we're going to keep trusting Jesus and keep praying," said Pete Denny. "Any other parent in the world in our situation would be doing the same thing."
"If you have to, God's going to give you the strength to get through it like he's given us," said Tammy Denny.
Jaxx is still sedated, but Pete Denny said he can't wait until he sees Jaxx smile again.
The doctors have already spoken with Jaxx's parents about how they will ensure his recovery from his next expansion surgery is nothing like this.
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