Colton was born on October 25, 2006 with Aortic Stenosis and later developed Mitral Stenosis which were undetected in the womb. His condition required him to have one of three surgeries at the age of three weeks. He had three successful open-heart surgeries before the age of four. I used a different site to update family and friends during the first four years of Colton's life so if you would like to read about our journey during those surgeries you can find the page here: http://www.carepages.com/carepages/ColtonJamesMahoney.
Colton's heart is unique in that the left chambers of his heart at birth were fully developed and functional, but the valves were not. To learn more about the series of surgeries Colton has already had I recommend this page: http://pediatricct.surgery.ucsf.edu/conditions--procedures/hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome.aspx.
Colton's aortic valve functionality has continued to deteriorate as he has grown and we cannot wait any longer to do something about it. I will be using this site to provide updates leading up to, during and after Colton's upcoming surgery.