Neither is a big deal.
The valve MAY need to be replaced at some time.
We assumed this would be in 50 years.
We learned it could be in 50 years, 5 years, 5 months.
You never know when it may stop working. Either way, it is treatable.
With an upcoming visit to the cardiologist, the valve was on my mind and I mentioned it to Little A.
Here is what was said:
Mom: I do hope your 'ticker' is okay.
Little A: Don't talk about my heart, okay?
Mom: Why can't we talk about your heart?
Little A: I get scared I'm going to be dead.
Oh, how I love that little boy, his candor, his raw emotion, his fear. Little does he know, I would give him my heart if ever needed ... wait he already has it.