Saturday, December 8, 2007

Mason's Broken Heart

Dear Friends and family,

Most of you know that I had my baby last Friday Nov. 30th his name is Mason Andrew. He and I came home on Sunday. he had arough night that night and in the morning I decided something just wasnt right. We took him back to Pediatrician who was so concerned he sent us by ambulance to the AF hospital. After being there about 45 minutes he "crashed" and they called out CODE BLUE , about 30 people came runnning, dr.'s, nurses, etc.... they then asked mark and i to leave the room..... it was the most horrible experience of my life!!!! but we were being watched over by lots of angels and they saved his life!!! They were able to stabilize him enough to life flight him to Primary Children's Hospital..........and after they got him more stable there, they were able to diagnose the problem. He was born with a defect in his heart. the mitral valve in his left ventrical is too small to allow the correct flow of oxygen and blood to and from his body. He will be having surgery on Monday Morning as long as the rest of his little body continues to remain stable and functioning properly. ( when his body went through all the trauma on Monday his kidney, liver, etc... were also not functioning properly. But he has recovered from all of that remarkedly well, in fact much faster then the dr.s assumed!!! so he is a fighter!)

The surgery he will be having is performed at Primary's about 3 times a month. And our surgeons have been recognized nationally for having the best success rate for this surgery. We feel so blessed!!! he will requie 2 more surgeries to complete the the process or approach the surgeons are taking to help his little heart function as well as possible. those will be around 4-6 months old and the next will be around 3 years old. the first one is the most critical and will have the longest recovery. He will be inthe ICU for 3 weeks post operation. We hope to bring him home fro New Year's. Life changes so quickly. Our family and ward will be fasting for him tomorrow, Sun Dec 9....if you would like to join and remember him in your prayers. We already know so many prayers have been said for him and we know this is why he has recovered so well from his crash. We are so greatful for al your prayers, love, and concern. I must say this is this hardest trial I have faced in my life...but he is a fighter, he will make it, ....He is Miracle Mason!!! ( please excuse my grammar and spelling, Iam totally exhausted )

We love you all!!

Summer, MArk and Family
**In the picture above I got to hold Mason for a few minutes before he went into the operating
room. Our sweet nurse Jean let me hold him because she said it would be several days or more before we could hold him again. Thanks Jean. I cherished every moment!

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