Lisa - posted on 03/25/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
Hi, I have never chatted on the web before. My son at 7 years old had to have his mitral valve replaced with a pig value in October 2012. Thank God, he is doing well. Now that spring sports are beginning to start up, he wants to run track n field and swim, since I told him contact sports weren't safe for him. His cardioogist gave the go ahead ad ling as he coukd take a break when he neefted and it was'nt too crazy competitive. He has gone to 2 track lessons and is obviously out of breath but wants to keep up. Does anyone have experience with their child in a similar situation? I am beginning to drive myself crazy because I just dont know if it is good for him or if it is hurting him...any comments on this topic are welcome since there are limited cases of mitral value replacement in children and I just want to make sure my son is not overdoing it. He wants to keep up but sometimes look like he may be struggling.