Thursday, December 14, 2006
Stokes teen had heart condition
Updated: 12/14/2006 7:28 AM
By: Associated Press
"...Phillips died of a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, said Forsyth County medical examiner Dr. Patrick Lantz. The condition causes cells in the heart to grow and form a mass that can obstruct blood flow and disrupt normal heart rhythms, Lantz said.
According to his medical history, Phillips hadn't been diagnosed with the condition, Lantz said..."
It's bad enough knowing that you're child had a CHD and that it may be a life threatening condition. To lose a child 11 days before Christmas to a CHD you never knew existed? How sad for this family. I'm keeping them in my thoughts.
posted by Erin @ 10:56 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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