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Pray: TikToker Elyse Myers’ 4-Month-Old Son to Undergo Heart Surgery

Photo from Elyse Myers’ Instagram

Pray: TikToker Elyse Myers’ 4-Month-Old Son to Undergo Heart Surgery

By Movieguide® Contributor

Elyse Myers shared with fans earlier this week that her son Oliver will need to undergo heart surgery after doctors found a hole in his heart due to an undiagnosed birth defect.

“So, about a week ago, my son went into his 4-month checkup, just a routine newborn checkup,” Myers told fans in a video posted on Instagram and TikTok. “The doctor heard a little bit of a heart murmur and said, ‘You know, it’s probably nothing. We’ll just send you to a Cardiology so that he can get a little echocardiogram and confirm that it’s just an innocent murmur and he’ll grow out of it.’”

During the follow-up exam, the cardiologist found a hole at the bottom of Oliver’s heart.

Per Yahoo! News, “He was diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect (VSD), a hole in the heart that is present at birth, according to the Mayo Clinic. It changes how blood flows through the heart and lungs, which means the heart might have to work harder to pump blood.”

“The next day, they called us and said, ‘Please bring him in. We’re going to give him a heart catheter so that we can really assess what’s going on,’” Myers recalled.

Though the procedure to introduce the catheter was extensive, Oliver came home the same day as the doctors waited for results. Oliver will undergo surgery to repair the hole, which is expected to fix the issue.

“The doctors are really confident that after the surgery, [Oliver] will recover and grow right on track,” Myers said. “They seem to think that this will not affect him in life later after this is all fixed up.”

“[My husband and I] are handling it all together, and we’re leaning on each other,” she continued. “But now that we’ve kind of gotten through all of the information and kind of have a good grasp on what’s going on, I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m not going to be updating everything the whole time, just the big ones. We love you guys. It’s going to be okay. He’s gonna be good.”

Myers and her husband Jonas also share son, August, 3.

Please keep Myers and Oliver in your prayers as the family faces this difficult time. Pray that Oliver’s surgery will go well and he will be able to live a normal life moving forward.


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