Hi Folks, We just found out that our 13 year old son will be needing another open heart surgery (his 5th) on the 21st of April for a seriously enlarged aorta. Mike nearly died in 2006 when he developed a systemic infection that settled in the gortex patchwork where they had repaired his heart the first time. (He was born in Vietnam with Tetrology of Fallot. We had it repaired when we brought him home at 4.5) He was life flighted to Christus Santa Rosa hospital in San Antonio where I sat next to his bed for two months as he fought for his life. Compared to what he went through then, this will be easy. (I hope and pray!) Please pray for Mike. In his mind he is six foot tall and bullet proof.....heck, in his mind he is the Vietnamese version of John Wayne. (His hero) I know he is hiding his fear/dread behind a veneer of false bravado. Here he is with his little brother, Norm. Your prayers are coveted and appreciated so much!