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MIAMI (CBS4) – Miami Heat forward Mike Miller is feeling great these days, and it has nothing to do with his first trip to the NBA finals.
Miller and his wife brought home newborn daughter Jaelyn from a South Florida hospital on Saturday afternoon, about two weeks after the baby arrived. Jaelyn had spent some time in the pediatric intensive care unit with four holes in her heart, though her father says she is now doing much better.
He said doctors had told him and his wife, Jennifer, that at least one of the holes has closed.
There will be several doctor appointments in the coming days, the first of those Tuesday, just before Miller and the Heat host Game 1 of the NBA finals against the Dallas Mavericks.
The infant’s condition began improving considerably last week, around the time Miller made what he said was a difficult decision to travel with the Heat to Chicago for what proved to be the deciding game of the series.
“They started her on some meds,” Miller said. “Her breathing got a little better. It’s still not where we want it. But we’re going to find out this week and figure out in the next hopefully month or two if she’ll need surgery or not.”
Miller says Jaelyn is “my main concern right now.”
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