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Ventura family fights for testing after son born with congenital heart defect
Ventura County Star

On May 15, 2011, Michelle Bartell and her husband, Stephen, welcomed a 7½-pound baby boy.

They named their first child Lucas, and after doctors tested him for autoimmune disease and checked his hearing, the Bartells were told they had a perfectly healthy baby and could return to their home in Ventura.

But in the days after, Michelle noticed certain symptoms in Lucas — violent gagging, inconsolable crying, blue skin and the eventual inability to nurse.

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