Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March 24 & 25, 2008

Sorry for not posting yesterday. We awoke to a surprise. Dr. K had a surgery Tuesday morning so we thought Teagan would not be closed until the afternoon. However, Dr. Hawkins had a cancelation. So he called us about 7:30 and said he could close him, so we hurried up to Primary Childrens.
We were worried because last Friday they closed his chest and within two hrs. he was turning blue and struggling to breath. This time everything went smoothly. By the end of the day he was very stable. you can see his chest cover has been removed and replaced with a bandage. (Much Better!)
Tuesday morning we arrived to find that he had a feeding tube installed through his nose. This will put nurtrients directly into his intestine and gradually we will move back to his regular diet. The nurse said that he should pick up on eating because he began life as a strong eater, we hope this is the case. He also is no longer connected to a pacemaker. He never actually used it but it was there just in case. You will notice some wires in plastic tubes on his chest, these wires were hooked to the pacemaker. Its nice to see him loosing meds, drains, and wires! I think even his color has improved, we are very happy and thankful for his progress. Also Teagan has a little girlfriend "Gracie" she is only a few days old and has HLHS also. She had the Norwood Surgery Yesterday and has been struggling. Please pray for her and her family along with Teagan. We have learned the power of prayer and hope she will begin improving like our Teagan has. I just keep having the feeling that he is someone special and I'm so thankful to have him in our family.


The Scott & Christie Hardey Family said...

I'm so glad I got to see him today (you guys too). I was comforted to see how he is improving, all be it slowly but he's moving in the right direction. Love you guys.

Matt & Chelsee said...

I like that his hands are back up by his cute like face! We will put Gracie in our prayers. XOXO

cprolf said...

What a beautiful baby!! I am so glad to hear that he is progressing well. We have experienced something similar to all of this with our second son. Heart surgery (with more to come) follow-up and what seems like endless doctor's visits. However, these kids are incredibly strong and have much to teach us and lives to live. We will continue to pray for Teagan and your family. Stay strong! cprolf (Allana's sis in law)

Tami Acord-Nelson said...

Whew! You guys have had me so worried! I pray for Teagan every day. My little guy is doing great! Teagans chest looks just like Thatchers did with the pacer wires tubed already! Hell have his chest tubes out in no time! I am so happy for you! We will continue to pray for him and if you guys ever need anything, please let us know! Weve been there and will do anything we can to help you out!
Much love,
Tami, Ryan and Thatcher

The Curtis Family said...

It's a never ending up and down cycle with these HLHS babies. It is always such a relief when you get good news for a change. I am so glad that he continues to do well. I have been praying for both Teagan as well as Gracie. Even though I have never met either of these precious babies (or the families for that matter), I know how it feels to be the mommy of a heart baby (especially a HLHS baby) and so I automatically feel a connection. Keep on the up and up Teagan!

---Allison (Ethan's Mom, HLHS)

Geoff and MinDee said...

Hey Guys. Just wanted to let you know that Geoff and I are keeping your family in our prayers. We wish we could be there to help with everything and to spend some time Mas! We love and support you two very much.
Much love from the Beach!
MinDee and Geoff Barton