Hi all, I'm new here!

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-21-2011
Hi all, I'm new here!
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Mon, 11-21-2011 - 10:10pm

Hi there! I'm new to the boards and would love to get to know all of you. My name is Lisa and I am a mother to Patrick, my 11 year old son with down syndrome. He has many medical issues, one of which is his complete AV canal heart defect, which was repaired in October of 2000. He's doing quite well, but I know that there will probably be a time in the future we will be headed to surgery again. I'd love to talk with you all and get to know you.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2008
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 1:25pm
Hi Lisa, welcome to the board! I look forward to getting to know you and Patrick better, it's great to have you here :)

Community Leader
Registered: 01-29-2002
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 1:23pm

Hi Lisa.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-21-2011
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 2:36pm
thanks for the welcome. Sorry it took me so long to come back. We had a very busy holiday and I'm still trying to recoup! LOL
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-21-2011
Tue, 11-29-2011 - 2:44pm

Thanks for welcoming me cheriroe. I'm happy Nick is doing well now. Did he have many problems before they found the defect. I was just so surprised to see that he was 4 1/2 before they knew about it. Patrick definately needed the surgery to be well. Pat's doctor said his surgery went quite well, even though the defect was worse than he had anticipated. His surgery was back in 2000 and so far, no talk of surgery anytime soon. Luckily, he is not on any medication so I'm sure we will have a good long time before any surgery is required unless he has a very fast growth spurt. He was just cleared for 2 years between cardiology visits last year so I'm very happy with his progress.