Mystery Diagnosis

Season 5 Episode 5

The Headache That Wouldn't Go Away

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 17, 2008 on Discovery Health
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The Headache That Wouldn't Go Away
When little Lariah's parents see her for the first time, they know something is wrong. She is blue and keeps turning blue for some reason. Then, Lariah coughs frequently and chokes on her own food. After many months in the hospital, it is clear that Lariah has surfactant C dysfunction. Laurie Scott, a working mother, has been healthy, until she starts developing headaches. At first, she believes they will disappear on their own, but they don't. Worse, Laurie also begins to have white spots in her vision. She later finds out that her suffering is due to a whole in her heart from patent foramen ovale (PFO).moreless

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