My son Ian has a beautiful heart. He's a really thoughtful and caring kid. Ready to help out whenever anyone needs it, and regularly puts others needs before his own.
But that's not what this story is about. This story has to do with his physical heart. It's a Flowers Tale I wasn't sure I'd ever write up, but Ian has asked me to do it a few times now and he wants to read about a big time in his life.
So in a post that's going to bring back a lot of memories for Theresa, myself, and the rest of the family, here's The Story of Ian and His Big Heart!
Now, as I write this up, just about 6 years after it's happened, all the emotions of those times comes flooding back. Remembering the worry, the anxiety, and finally the relief, along with all the love and support, still brings tears to my eyes. It was a tough time for the Flowers family, but we've come through it all together.
Today, Ian is a happy and healthy 9 year old with big dreams. Further cardiologist visits after the surgery have shown it to be a success, with a very tiny VSD remaining. This one is small and not contributing to any enlargement that we know of. As he grows, his heart will also grow, and there's a chance that it will heal over completely. But even if it doesn't, Ian has no restrictions from a medical perspective. Go outside. Go crazy. Be active. And have fun! Ian's an awesome boy who still has a beautiful heart. He's come through a lot already and he's destined to do great things.