David, born 2003
David was born with a Ventricular Septal Defect. He was born with a hole in the wall of the heart that separates the right and left ventricles. When he was born the hole was watched closely hoping it would close. When he was six months old it was determined that he needed surgery to repair the hole. After a day in ICU they had to go back in because a blood clot was forming. David continued to follow up with his cardiologist every three months, then every six months. Things were going really good. He had a muscle bundle that was being watched closely. In July of 2011 the cardiologist said the muscle bundle was growing and a heart catheterization was a possibility. David then returned in December of 2011 and the muscle had began to obstruct and was putting pressure on his heart the doctor then advised us that surgery was needed again. David had his angiogram and cath on February 6, 2012. The angiogram indicated that the muscle obstruction was putting 75% pressure on his heart. He is now schedule to see his surgeon in a week to schedule open heart surgery. The surgery will consist of removal of the muscle.
Story by David’s mother, Lee Ann – Texas