Double Arched Aorta

Heather - posted on 02/24/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Ever since day one my son has been an extremely noisy breather and had upper respiratory issues (croup, colds turning into pneumonia, Strider, extremely noisy breathing when he's active) At just a few months of age an ENT Specialist diagnosed him with laryngomalacia, we were told that he would outgrow it by age 2. At age 3 I brought him back to the same ENT Specialist and he said he wanted to take a camera down and look down his throat (while he was down there he took out his adenoids). The results of that showed something compressing on his esophagus (or trachea?) but he couldn't tell what it was. He ordered a CT scan which revealed a double arched aorta. Now he has us going to see a pediatric cardiologist this Wednesday. I am nervous, has anyone gone through this before?? I was told by the ENT specialist that he will have to have surgery to fix this, I'm hoping the cardiologist doesn't say that he has something wrong with his heart as well.

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