Micah (25 mo) was diagnosed with an ASD Atrial Septal Defect (June 2009 at 15 months) (hole between the top two chambers of the heart). Congenital defect. We were told the protocol is to wait for a year to check it again and see if it gets smaller. So we waited almost a year, but went for follow up early, due to my job loss. Well size hasn't changed it's a significant defect, and there's no urgency to repair it, but it will need repair (protocol online was before school starts at 5), and recommendation is sooner rather than later due to insurance situation. Basically with his defect he would have significant reduction in his life expectancy, and would get to a point as a teen where he would have trouble doing things he used to. His life expectancy for his generation is about 84 doc said, and doc's projection with defect untreated would be about 50. Defect was clearly visible on the Eco and measured about 8.4 mm or .84 cm in size. The heart is 1.5 times the size of a 2 year old fist, about the size of a small apple? little larger than a cutie orange.
4 months ago