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Mason William

Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Medical Management



Hello there. My name is Stormy. I have the privilege of being the mommy of Mason. My son Mason was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy three weeks ago. Until then we never knew anything was wrong. Our entire world has changed in the course of a few weeks. My son is fighting for his life and we are praying for a miracle.

Mason is nearly four months old. He is the most smiling, full of life, happy baby. He is such a trooper that his daddy and me are in awe of him each day. He takes his 16 syringes of medications each day with ease and smiles. He actually learned to laugh while we were staying in the hospital with him.

Currently, we are in a waiting game. Mason is in heart failure. They are trying to improve his heart function with the medications. If there is no improvement or Mason gets worse then we will be listing him for a heart transplant.

My husband and I are trying to live life day by day. Our son fills us with love and hope. It is the not knowing that is most difficult for us.

I am going to be posting a picture of the "Mighty Mason" (my husband's name for him). His smiles light up my life.

— Stormy and Daren, Mason's Parents (Williamston, MI)

This article was last updated on May 25, 2004

  • Born:  January 28, 2004
  • Diagnosis:  Dilated Cardiomyopathy with congestive heart failure
  • Treatment:  None


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