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Old 01-25-2010, 09:13 PM
abatie abatie is offline
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Good news today!!! Becca doesn't need surgery right now and is stable. She will probably need surgery by age 5. There are two different surgery options. One is much easier in which a device (or two) is placed over the holes. It is run up through a vein. This option might not be possible either because of the location of Becca's holes or the strength/size of her veins. The other option is to open her chest by cutting/breaking her breastbone, stopping her heart, and then either stitching or patching the holes.
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