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In September 2018 I took Trevor to the pediatricians office for a routine well visit and to have the doctor look at an indentation on Trevor‘s chest. I was concerned about his ability to breathe and have a effective breathing room for his lungs. During the routine physical Dr. Lynch at Childrens Medical Center felt that she had heard a “click“. As a precaution she sent us to pediatric cardiology to rule out any type of issues. Upon seeing the cardiologist, it was confirmed that there was indeed a click and an echocardiogram was ordered. The echocardiogram showed that Trevor has significant enlargement of the heart on the right side but it was unclear as to the cause of the enlargement or the “click”. A cardiac MR I was then ordered. The cardiac MRI showed that Trevor has a small hole in the top part of his heart. That hole is allowing the oxygenated blood that is coming back from the lungs to deposit back into the right side of his heart to recirculate to the lungs instead of being sent out to his body. The location was such that the repair could not be done in the Cath Lab in Greenville. On December 19, we met with the cardiac surgeon at MUSC. At that time, we also found out that two of the three veins that circulate blood in the backside of Trevor‘s heart are not in the right location. Those veins are contributing to the blood flow going back into the right side of the heart instead of staying on the left side and going out to his body. On December 27, Trevor will have open heart surgery to repair the hole in his heart and to relocate the two veins that are not circulating blood in the proper direction. Both the pediatric cardiologist in Greenville and the cardiac surgeon at MUSC assured us that this is a congenital defect that Trevor was born with. They also reassured us that it is not uncommon for Trevor’s particular problem to be found later on in adolescence. We anticipate being at MUSC for the next 4 to 5 days. Thank you for keeping Trevor and all of us in your prayers as we get ready to go into surgery tomorrow morning.