Congenital cardiac birth defect

Patient : My daughter is 8 months, she was diagonosed with congenintal ventrical septal defect since she was 2months old. after ECG the defect was determined to be about 0.7mm wide and surgery was suggested. However to date i ahve not mustered the courage to put her under the knife. But to me its like she is imporoving slightly, she has teethed, and is trying to crawl, pls advice me
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