It’s a boy. The look on my husband face was pure joy. I was now the mother to three boys. This was my 3rd pregnancy so I choose to not find out the sex of the baby. We named him grayson Joshua dias. Grayson was perfect and healthy or so we thought. At our 2 month healthy baby check up the pedtritcian heard a heart murmur and was very concerned about graysons weight. An appointment was supposed to be made with our local children’s hospital. The appointment was never made by the pedtritcian office. Grayson developed a wet cough and rattling in his chest when he was 3 months old. I took him to the er and they performed a ekg. It was passed on to the cardiologist. We were sent home saying grayson had bronchitis. The next day the cardiologist called and said we needed to be seen in his office for a echo. At our appointment we learned grayson was in congestive heart failure had a enlarged heart and was in failure to thrive. He would need open heart surgery to fix a hole in his heart. At our hospital the cardiologist have a meeting every Monday to discuss the best plan for other heart kids also needing surgery. Grayson was going to be discussed at this meeting. The cardiologist called me at noon and said grayson does need surgery and we have a opening tomorrow get here now. January 14 2014 a day I will never forget. It was filled with fear, lots of tears and lots of prayer. Grayson got his 2nd chance at life this day. Our surgeon said he was so glad that we had caught this because grayson wasn’t going to live very much longer. Grayson had open heart surgery to mend a vsd and a asd. We were on patient for 21 days after surgery because we had a lot of complications. We came home with a ng tube. Grayson is now 2 years old. He is in speech therapy and occupational therapy. We have a lot of feeding issues. At his 1 year post op echo it was found that he had a dilated aortic root. With this new discovery it is just a waiting game to see how his heart grows. At this time it is unknown if he will need another open heart surgery.
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