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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Congenital Heart Disease
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   my 17-year-old son has congenital heart failure. he found out on his birthday a few days ago.
User :   where do i go from here?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
What is the disorder?
User :   his father left us a year ago, i don't make enough money for a transplant even if he could get one (he's got a really rare blood type), he's a high school senior and has a girlfriend and his life was so happy until now. i'm lost.
Doctor :  
User :   He has ASD
User :   and his aorta is overriding.
Doctor :  
Where do you stay?
User :   and we can't open up his heart valves because he has another disorder that will puncture that heart.
User :   What do you mean?
Doctor :   Do you hav einsurance in you place?
User :   Yeah.
Doctor :  
so you can go for surgery
User :   We live at home, just my 17-year-old son and I. His abusive father left us a year ago.
User :   Well the doctor says he has two years or less to live.
User :   And the doctor says that surgery cannot be done because it will puncture his heart.
Doctor :   You have to tak ea secon dopinion in thi s case?

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