I would post this same question on the heart forum.
Hi ya...My 10 yr. old daughter was diagnosed with v.s.d at birth,a fairly sizable hole in between her ventricles.The dr's at the cleveland clinic were going to use the patch method,which is pretty much stiching a patch over the hole.I was assured that that was the safest and easiest option.Thankfully,the hole closed up by itself,so we didn't need the surgery,and the dr's had said that happens alot:that they close up by themselves.Please bear in mind that this was 10 yrs ago,so perhaps there are better methods out there now.Good luck,and sending happy thoughts your way,
Thank you so much Laura!! I have worried myself sick within the last 2 days over what could be.. There is such an amazing bond between a parent and their child that it kills you to think of anything hurting them.. His defect was called 'asd' 'atrial septum defect'.. I am still unsure of something though, our doc told us the holes usually close during the first 5 years of life.. But I keep hearing and reading from other sources that they are usually found within the ages of 2-4 and close on their own time.. Also, that murmurs can come and go over time as well.. Is this true?? From what the doc said, if his hasnt closed by the new year he wants to do surgery.. Is it possible it could close as he grows up??
I totally understand what your feeling...My daughters was found at her first peds visit...1 day i had a healthy baby,the next i'm faced with possible surgery.I was using a search engine,and from what i can find they all seem to want to do the sugery by age 5.If your feeling umcomfortable about the dr.'s opinion,maybe you can get a second opinion,if only to ease your mind.As to wether they can close in adulthood,I haven't been able to find anything on the web about it,but i'll keep google-ing it.I'm sorry i haven't been much help,but want you to know i'm praying for a super positive outcome for your son !!