Without emergency surgery within days – he would die. Essentially, Paul’s heart was pumping the wrong way – his main arteries were switched around so his blood was not getting enough oxygen -his aorta was pinched – he had two holes in his heart – and his pulmonary artery was too narrow.
“And then Dr. Martin uttered the words that have played in my mind on a continual loop every day since: ‘if your son doesn’t have surgery within the next two weeks, he’s not going to make it.’ Immediately my mouth went completely dry. I didn’t know where my next breath would come from. Time stopped.”