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The Valve that saved my Baby's Life

By Linda

My baby boy was born on Valentine's Day. He fell sick after three days and was rushed to the Westmead Children's Hospital. He was diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis. He was unable to breathe on his own and they had to perform the Ross Procedure at five and a half weeks. This was to move his pulmonary valve to become the aortic valve and get a donor pulmonary valve.

It saved his life. He was able to breathe on his own again after six weeks. It was still a rocky journey after the operation but he is still with us today-and happy. He will need future surgery to replace the pulmonary valve with one that has been donated about every 10 years.

Linda.