Dunno if Ive spoken of this on these boards before. My youngest son, Tiberius Anthony Barron Vers 2.0 (long story) was born 6 months ago. He was diagnosed in utero with 2 congenital heart defects: Transposition of the great arteries & Double outlet right ventrical Both fairly common, and not unusual to have them together. Early prognosis was that baby would need chest open a few days after birth for a temporary solution (shunt) between aortic and pulminary arteries to assist proper oxyegination of blood. Then major open heart reconstruction scheduled around the 6 month timeframe. Based on the preliminary diagnosis, would likely need similar surgery at each major growth stage (toddler and adolescent) to allow for body outgrowing synthetic components of surgery. Cardiac surgeon has talked about best case scenario where once he actually is in the heart, may find that he is able to make repairs on the level that the heart is returned to a state that is considered anotomically correct, and not need further surgery. Baby went under the knife this AM. Just got word from the surgical team that Dr was able to perform best case surgery! Unbelievably relived and super grateful! Here is a pic of Tiberius in his scrubs, minutes from the start of operation: I'm sure his attitude had a lot to do with the success of today's surgery!