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Robbie has a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO).  A hole between the 2 upper chambers of the heart.  Doctor says its about 4 mm in size.  Its to large to ignore but to small to do anything about right now.  He did sign off on letting Robbie play lacrosse, but he has to listen to his body and if he has any more chest pains, shortness of breathe or dizziness he's supposed to stop right away and let me know so I can make him an immediate appointment so we can find out if there is anything else going on.

I know there are far worse things and we are lucky that its just this, but I was hoping and praying the doctor was going to tell us nothing was going on and that I was overly paranoid because of Patrick.  


http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/patent_foramen_ovale_pfo/hi...

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Comment by Lori on February 9, 2013 at 9:12pm

we'll keep hoping and praying for things to go well, take care

Comment by Marsha on February 9, 2013 at 4:48am

Sam so sorry you and Robbie have to go through this. Keeping you and Robbie in my thoughts and prayers. Sending warm thoughts and hugs your way!

Comment by Samantha (was clare) on February 8, 2013 at 6:33pm

I hope things get better for you and Robbie.....My son played lacrosse also, 8 years including college.....sending hugs to both ......

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