Re: Children born with heart defects
Debbie, first of all I want to express my sympathy for the loss of your child (((hugs))). I would think that it would be rather encouraging in terms of long-term prognosis that the 13 year old never had any signs, symptoms, or troubles. As Excelsoir said, you'd really have to discuss your concerns with a pediatric cardiologist to get the answers you're looking for in anything more than general terms. But just to let you know that a diagnosis of a cardiac defect doesn't have to be a worst case scenario - they knew I had problems at birth, and told my parents I wouldn't live to be a teenager. I'm 24 now and don't have any serious problems to speak of. And medical technology has improved a *lot* since the eighties. I'll keep you and your children in my thoughts and prayers ((hugs)).
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen." ~ Hebrews 11:1 ~