Monday, July 13, 2009

A little background

J.J. was born in 2003 with some heart defects: tetralogy of fallot and an absent pulmonary valve. He had closed heart surgery at 5 days old, then open heart at 3 months old. He spent his first 5 months in the ICU at BC Children's where he was on a ventilator (breathing machine) for 3 months. After his open heart, he was on life support (ECLS) for 4 days. He was on oxygen and an NG feeding tube until he was one. We were told he would need his pulmonary valve replaced between 2-4 years old (it's from a cow and doesn't grow with him). It's great that the valve lasted until he was 6, but now it's time for a new one! He will be getting new valve and conduit.

(click here if you a little more info about valves)


  1. I love you all so very are always in my thoughts and prayers...please give JJ the biggest hug for me! xoxoxo

  2. We will be praying for you and your precious sons this week and in your healing journey.

    Happy anniversary Billy and Krista.

    Wendy McLeod