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Aidyn was born with a complex set of congenital heart defects. She had open heart surgery at 5 days old and again at just under the one year mark. We were told she would need surgery again at age 3-5...but she decided to play a longer game! So here we are, at age 12, and it's time!
The surgery... on Wednesday, August 7th, Dr. Mike Mitchell and his team at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin- Milwaukee will be performing Aidyn's 3rd open heart surgery. They will be replacing the valve conduit and probably cleaning up the Pulmonary Branch a bit. It's a pretty straightforward operation and fairly common...but still incredibly complicated. This is due in large part to the amount of scar tissue they will have to work through to get to the heart. Surgery will probably be between 5-7 in length.