It's time for an update!

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Registered: 11-13-2008
It's time for an update!
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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:03am

How is your HD child/grandchild doing?  Any news or updates you would like to share?

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Registered: 01-29-2002
Fri, 01-24-2014 - 6:46pm

My grandson, Nicholas, had open heart surgery in 2001 to repair a whole in his atrial septum and a cleft in his mitral valve.  He took medicines for several years and had some up and downs the first couple of years after repair.  After that, he's been doing very well.  About a year and a half ago, Nick had some unusual symptoms which included swelling of his lips.  As a precaution, they took him off his enalapril in case he was having a reaction to the med.  They weren't sure what the cause was.  For the first couple of months after that, they kept checking to make sure he was not having problems with valve leakage because of not being on the enalapril.  Now, they are checking him every 6 months and so far, he's handling being off the med.  He will go to the PC in February for another echo. 

Nick is now 17 and a junior in high school.  He's very active and plays soccer and golf.  I tried to attach a picture of him and it keeps saying my pictures don't exist. 

On a sad note, one of the very first people I met on the old Parentsplace heart board was Donna Honor.  She was from Australia and her son had a rhythm issue, WPW.  He's close to Nick's age.  Donna battled cancer the last couple of years and passed away recently.  I will miss this dear friend from across the miles. 

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Fri, 01-31-2014 - 9:49am
I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend :( We had a mom pass away here from cancer in December, went to her memorial service last weekend. It's just sad :( Nick is a very good looking young man! I hope that things continue to go well for him.