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Not HCM, but baby gets heart transplant.


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  • Not HCM, but baby gets heart transplant.

    Some of you may have heard on the national news about a 4 month old who desperately needed a heart transplant and his Marine father was deployed to Kuwait. The baby, who had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, received a heart last night. Click here to read the full story. And those of you inclined to do so, please pray for this family.

    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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    I heard about this story last week on the news and thought of it several times, wondering why the father was not given leave. Thanks for posting the link. What a terrible dilemma for that man!! I am so happy to hear that thinks are looking up for that family. I will pray for health and safety for both father and son.



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      I read another article that said they offered the dad a desk job and he chose to go to Kuwait. He's 2nd in command in his unit and had been training with them for months. His thought was that he felt helpless with his son and not being able to do anything for him and he felt like he was needed in Kuwait. I guess it was a little late in the game plan to replace him. I don't necessarily agree with his decision, but that's his reasoning. I wondered the same thing.


      Husband has HCM.
      3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.


      • #4
        This story is really something...God willing it will be a happy ending for all.
        Several months ago I posted about a friend who lost a 10 yr old son, he also had HPLHS. He had 2 surgical procedures before he was a year old and was thought to be doing well.

        I am glad this little one is getting the transplant...he was looking so weak.

        Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
        YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

        Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
        lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
        Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
        Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
        Currently not obstructed
        Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)


        • #5
          Further to his reason for not staying home. He was in charge of training a couple hundred men and felt he owed it to his men and their families to be with them to lead when the action started.
          Real tough decision, I hope it works out for him on both fronts.
          Every great thing that has ever happened since the beginning of time has started as a single thought in someones mind.
          So if you are capable of thought then you are capable of great things
          Good luck and stay well.


          • #6
            Baby Dillon's heart transplant

            I was so happy to read this news! This combined with Elizabeth Smart being found alive was a very nice break from all the sh*tty crap in the news lately. Yippee!

            Dee, Mom to Dylan
            (Almost 7 yrs old, HOCM, Endocarditis/Stroke 1/01, Myectomy/Valve Repair 4/04)


            • #7
              Thank for sharing. I will keep this family in my prayers. I lost my beautiful nephew Timothy two yrs ago come May 3rd. The Dr's misdiagnosed his heart defect. Thanks again for bringing them back to my mind.

              Definetly praise God for the Smart girl. I can't believe how I (let alone with the rest of this country) personally rejoiced. I was going out the back door yelling at my neighbor when she got hm, calling my family and my husband.

              Have a good weekend.