The pacemaker that was to last nine years is do to be replaced tomorrow (6/9/9). This is not a surprise, the scar tissue has been impeding the current from day one.
We also have discovered recently that as he is growing the patch in the heart is creating an uneven pressure gradient. The cardiologist is hopeful we can make it 5 years with before we need to go back in but that may be optimistic, only time will tell. Larisa had a long conversation with the surgeon today and the short of it is that we are in uncharted territory. He will continue to have ecocardiograms evey 8-12 weeks.
Overall Levi is doing very well and growing quickly. He just turned 5, here he is at his 5th B-Day party. You can see highligts here.