San Bernardino Sun | Jim Steinberg
She's in the neonatal intensive care unit at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital where her condition is listed as "serious to critical."
A machine is helping her breathe, she is being fed through tubes, her blood pressure is too low, as is the level of oxygen in her blood.
She needs a new heart and fast.
Her condition is "is like walking across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope in a hurricane," said Dr. Douglas Deming, neonatology division chief at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital.
Scarlet was born with half a heart, that has been doing all the pumping work since birth, and it's giving out.
Her rare congenital heart defect is called hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
There's a complex series of three reconstructive surgeries that have been used successfully in cases of HLHS, but Scarlet never was a good candidate for this.
The right portion of her heart, and some of the plumbing associated with it, were just not strong enough.
So shortly after birth, her parents, Vince and Alexis Griffith, moved Scarlet and themselves from Las Vegas to Loma Linda.
Scarlet has been in the neonatal intensive care unit ever since.
But getting on the list for a heart and receiving one are two very different things.
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