Jason and Stacy Bingham are living a double nightmare, watching hearts fail in both their son and daughter.
It’s happened before for the couple, who live near Haines.
Different child, same diagnosis.
Lindsey Lou, 8, and Gage, 3, are now next door to each other at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.
Lindsey hasn’t felt quite right for a while, but she got really sick in May.
“May 19, she woke up with a swollen face,” Jason said. Her diagnosis: dilated cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle that causes it to become enlarged.
It is the exact diagnosis the Binghams heard six years ago when their oldest daughter, Sierra, got sick. “It never crossed my mind,” Jason said.
Sierra, now 12, was admitted to Lucile Packard in July 2006, and received a heart transplant that August.