Thursday, June 01, 2006
Master Gene Causes Heart Defect
"...The gene, known as GATA4, is only the second gene that's been identified as a possible cause of congenital heart defects, one of the most common birth defects in the United States..."
I can't help but wonder if that's what happened with us, or if there are still other genes and genetic mutations and abnmormalities that we know nothing of.
posted by Erin @ 8:23 PM
Donovan "Nova" LeClair
Monroe, North Carolina
Nova was our second child to be born with congenital heart defects.
We lost our daughter at 12 days after open heart surgery in 2001. Nova was born 12/2/05,
with Pulmonary Atresia with VSD. He lived 6 weeks after surgery, and passed away on April 6th, 2006.
This blog is his story, and the on-going story of how our family is dealing with the loss of our beautiful boy.
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