At the age of five, my youngest son was diagnosed with a hole in his heart. On the 23 of July, 2010, in a six hour surgery, he underwent a double bypass. There were ten surgical staff and two nurses in attendance. They performed a closure of artrial setal defect and repair of partial anamolous venous drainage, using autologous pericardial patch.
His heart surgeon, Elizabeth Rumball said, "This was the first time I'd seen this defect. It's unique to him, weird and wonderful leaning toward the weird." As well as the hole in his heart, he had developed his own single vein from the liver to the bottom of the heart. "He had tricky anatomy." Elizabeth added his case to the 'unusual casebook'.
An excerpt from 'my heart story' book...
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