Angie from Yukon, Oklahoma writes:

My daughter just went in on Thursday August 26, 2010 to have the catherization surgery to close her ASD but when they got in they found out that it wasn’t the kind that could be closed that way.  They also found that she had the Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return along with her ASD.  Now we are waiting to schedule open heart surgery to fix both conditions.  She is a very happy 3 year old child.  Please put her and our family on the Prayer List. Thank You and God Bless!

Angie, our family and friends of Nathan’s Prayer will be lifting you up as surgery approaches.  Nathan had this surgery in July of 2006.  Even though his procedure was complicated by his dextrocardia, everything went very well.  An excellent description of PAPVR and the surgery can be found on pted.org.  Notice on page three that recovery is described as “usually straightforward.”  Try to take comfort in those words.  I say try because I know when it’s your own child, this is incredibly frightening.  Love and prayers to your sweet girl!

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