Molly's heart defect - pulmonary stenosis (a narrowing of the valve from the heart to the lungs) was picked up soon after birth. She had surgery to repair this when she was just 10 months old. Although surgery was successful, they found that she had a narrowing further up the valve - supravalvular pulmonary stenosis. We were told that one day this too would need fixing.
Throughout Molly's life, there have been various things that made her stand out from other children her age. Up until the age of 8 she had difficulties with mobility, she has always been very small for her age, she suffers from major anxeties and she has impulsive behaviours. Because of these and her heart defects, I did some research on the internet and came across Noonan Syndrome. She seemed to tick many of the boxes especially with the physical features I had never even noticed before! She was diagnosed with Noonan Syndrome when she was 9. Since then she has been having ongoing assessments for adhd and autism. Last year, at an annual check up of her heart, the doctors told us she had an asd (hole in the heart). In January this year, she went for key hole surgery to fix this hole. Unfortunately the hole was too big for key hole surgery, so on April the 8th she will be having open heart surgery.