to mam- I ask this question because I am a stroke surviver who had a PFO and had it closed 6 mos. ago. I am also a pediatric nurse and the mother of a 3 year old who also has a PFO. One of our good friends son, recently had a major stroke at the young age of 12, as well. He was worked up at childrens hospital in boston, and has no PFO and no answers for the stroke, which makes this more frieghtening for him?
How old is your son? Did the stroke cause any paralysis, etc.. How long has he had migranes? was he flying, or in a car traveling for a long time, etc... is he taking any medication to prevent any future stroke now? Has he been worked up for a blood clotting disorder? What state do you live in? I would be happy to tell you more about PFO closures and my experience. Let me know your thoughts. RF1