While I was so grateful to have my son alive, the perfectionist in me could not get past the scar on my sons chest. It was ugly and it was crooked. In my head I wondered why they had to make it crooked. I slathered vitamin E oil on it and Aloe Vera on it for months until it was no longer red. 7 years ago on the 25th of May my son was given a second chance at life. He went into cardiac failure because he was born with a heart defect called Tetrology of Fallot. He would not live without open heart surgery because they needed to patch up the hole in his heart, attach the pulmonary valve, attach the aorta, and fix the right ventricular hypertrophy. Today I look at this scar with beauty. It is apart of my son. It will never go away. He will have it his whole life, but without this scar he would not have lived.
Roman is a pretty normal 7 year old. He like Mindcraft, swimming, playing with his friends, is a fantastic brother, a great reader, and always makes me smile. This weekend he tried to convince me that sugar was good for you because it was made from good resources.
Next Monday, Roman has to go in for a revision of his surgery. His pulmonary valve is too small and they are going to try and balloon it open. I believe in the power of prayer and if you do too I ask you to please join me in prayer this upcoming weekend. Please pray that he will tolerate the procedure well and please prayer for the doctors hands that they will be steady and do a good job as they thread the instruments through his veins. Please pray that their will be no complication. Thank you! Our family would greatly appreciate your prayers and we love this little boy with all that we have and can't imagine him not being in our lives.
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