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Paul at Children’s for one of many angioplasties

February 27, 2014

Since that time, Paul has also had seven angioplasties to open his arteries with stents and to clear the homograph… plus, a stomach surgery unrelated to his congenital heart defects.

“The last time I wrote an e-mail like this was for Paul’s seventh angioplasty in December. During the overnight stay after that, I was sleeping on the couch next to Paul’s bed. He woke up in the middle of the night, and out of the blue he asked me, ‘Daddy, why do I have to do all of these things? All of these heart-things-and my friends in school don’t have to do it?’ That question hung there in the air for a little while…and I scrambled to think.”