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Will my son need surgery, or will he be okay?
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Will my son need surgery, or will he be okay?

My son is currently 8 days old. He was born with a VSD hole in his heart measuring 6 mm in size. The cardiologist says that there is a 50/50 chance he will need open heart surgery. Today we went to see him again and again the same thing. I am sick to my stomach and terrified. Does anyone have experience with this? Does anyone have this heart defect and still live a healthy life without surgery? Has anyone had surgery shortly after birth? Please, need support.
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This is the HIV prevention forum.

Try posting your question on the heart disease forum.

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Heart-Disease/show/72
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