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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Finally a short update

Hello! I am so sorry this is the first time I have updated. I have missed so many calls and texts because cell servIce has been spotty but more than that we have been on the fastest roller coaster of events ever. Jack was born Wednesday late afternoon at 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Quite a boy. I am still recovering from the delivery because I fractured my tailbone, which is apparently not uncommon when women deliver large babies. It was all worth it though!

Jack has been doing very well. He had a heart cath on Saturday to rule out the very scary coronary artery restriction. He does not have it and if he has there would not have been any surgical options to save him. Heart transplant would have been it. Fortunately we have not been faced with that because after his BT Shunt surgery yesterday his EKGs and echoes look great. We are not completely out of the woods yet because we have to see how he does as they begin weening him off all the tubes and medication.

I cannot explain how exhausted I am because of the stress and worry. Please keep Jack in your prayers. I will try to be better about updating y'all but at the end of the day I am so tired I don't want to even talk about it anymore. I will write more about his birth, heart cath, surgery and recovery. I just need to get him up to the 8th floor first. That means we are closer to coming home.

I have included some pictures of him after surgery. It was not nearly as bad as i thought it would be! He is still so beautiful beyond all the tubes and tape! And yes he does have his hair in a mowhawk. The nurses love and fight over who gets to take care of him. One of our favorite nurses gave him his last surgical bath and fixed his hair. When he came back the OR team must have loved it too because it was re-fixed that way. :)

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  1. I'm so glad Jack is doing well. He looks fantastic! I can definitely see all of his cuteness beyond those tubes and wires. And before you know it, they'll be gone and you'll be home snuggling with your little man. I know it's a scary roller coaster, but I hope you and Jackson can feel all of the prayers going up for you two and especially Jack. We'll continue to pray hard for him, don't you worry!

    Try to take care of yourself too. It's difficult to recover from childbirth when you're thrown into such chaos, but try! {And shhh, but in case they haven't told you, they'll let you have water in the PCICU as long as you keep it away from the bed! Just ask. ;)}

    If there's anything at all we can do, let me know! Big hugs and lots of prayers!


  2. He is just beautiful! Praise God for all the good reports! We will keep praying. Love you guys,
    Darlene Humphries

  3. I love him and can not wait to kiss that sweet face when ya'll get home! Praying for ya'll constantly. Take time to rest and know that everyone understands if you can't update everyday. LOVE you all!

  4. Oh Melissa, he's absolutely beautiful! Prayers and well wishes are still going your way! You two will have Jack home real soon! Take care of yourself and get some rest. Can't wait to meet Jack! :)