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Friday, January 25, 2008

Ford did wonderful in his surgery...

Our little Ford did amazing in surgery today...we could see an instant improvement, from his blood pressure to his dependency on oxygen. Doctors have told us that he did very well, but we still have to be watchful in the days to come because he could get sick before he takes steps forward. Of course we're praying and hopeful that he will stay stable and slowly be weened off all of his lung and heart support. We are extremely grateful to you all for your support and prayers. As for little Hayden, we are scheduled to have his PDA ligated on Monday, by the same team of surgeons who ligated Ford's this morning. (what an amazing team they are). Dana and I would also like to mention how amazing all of the nursing staff, doctors and other NICU staffers have been to us and our precious boys. Cook Children's Hospital has made this emotional experience, manageable and continue to give us great hope for these miracles. Speaking of miracles, we are off to tuck them in for the evening....and to tell them about all of the support they have, from all of you East Texans and other friends scattered around this great world. We continue to ask for prayers, well wishes, success stories and shoulders to lean on until the boys are able to wave goodbye to the NICU!!

Thank you again,
Trey, Dana, Ford & Hayden

17 comments:

The Coulters said...

Dana and Trey,
We are so thrilled to hear that Ford's surgery went so well and we hope and pray that Hayden's is just as successful. We know a little bit about tiny babies and the NICU and the emotional drain it is for the both of you. Hang in there and before long you will have a chatterbox 18 month old - times two! Love, Jennifer, Chris and Chloe Coulter

lynda h said...

Dana and Trey, I am so happy to hear Ford's surgery went well! Prayers really are answered! My prayer for your two precious boys.
Angel of God my guardian dear, to whom His love commits me here, ever this day and night be at Ford and Hayden's side to light and guard to rule and guide. Amen
LH

Anonymous said...

Great news on Ford!! i check the blog daily for updates..... i also pray for your family strength in this time. you are in my constant prayer. Hayden will surly follow in his brothers steps... God's strength and love.
Kim McCartney

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear Ford's surgery went great! We will continue to pray for Ford's speedy recovery and Hayden's surgery on Monday. I know Hayden's will go wonderfully as well!
We love you! Abby and Sam

Anonymous said...

Hugheys,
We are so happy to hear the surgery went well and will pray for another success on Monday. The boys have a very proud uncle in Tyler who continues to keep Kyle and I updated on you all. We can't wait until you can bring the boys up to the office and show them off. We're thinking and praying for you daily.
Love,
Katharine and Kyle Cook

Anonymous said...

What an answer to everyone's prayers!!! God is such a wonderful God! We all continue to pray not only for the boys but for God to continue to give you both courage, strength and Faith to get you through all of the hurdles yet to come. You will always be in our prayers.
Debra Bunt
Gladewater, Texas

lynda h said...

Trey and Dana, Well Tomorrow is Hayden's big day. I pray that he will do as well as Ford and will be praying for this. Here is a little prayer for all of you. Hang in there!
The Lord's our Rock, in Him we hide-A shelter in the time of storm; Secure whatever ill betide-A shelter in the time of storm.
O Rock divine, O refuge dear- a Shelter in the time of storm; Be thou our helper ever near-A shelter in the time of storm LHxl

The Harrisons said...

trey and dana, we are so happy to hear that ford's surgery was a success, stay strong and trust in Christ, we love you guys
Matt and Ashley

Anonymous said...

Dear Hughey Clan,

I said a prayer of thanksgiving for Ford's surgery. Bless you all!

You know our prayers continue each and every day.

Isn't it a great feeling to successfully complete one hurdle?

My love to all,

Pam J.

Nanie said...

Yeah Ford!!

bridget9347 said...

yes, ford your prayers were answered! trey & dana, keep up your persistance in this vigourous journey through the NICU. may God bless you along this journey,
bridget

Angie said...

Dear Dana and Trey,
I have been thinking of the whole family. Put your trust in our God and things will work out. We miss seeing you in the mornings but I know before we know it we will be seeing your smiling face back on air. Your boys will be in my prayers until they come home, and then some. Stay strong and God bless. Angie

Anonymous said...

Trey & Dana - I check the blog daily for updates and e-mail Heather if you haven't had a chance to post. Randall sends his love. Can't wait to meet these newest members of the family! God Bless you all. You are in our prayers and the Creator's hands. "I can do anything through Christ who strenghthens me." We love y'all! Trey & Sara

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to read your blog this morning and read that Ford did wonderfully in his surgery. Truly an answer to many prayers. Today we hold Hayden up and pray for the same great news. Hold on tight to the small but mighty steps forward you all experience each day as God works a miracle in your boys. Prayers are prayed for each of you each day. God Bless

jennie said...

you two must be so incredibly proud of them. way to go ford! we hope hayden's surgery will go just as smoothly!
much love,
jennie & sam carter

Anonymous said...

Check comments daily, hope all is still going well with both twins, a daily viewer,

The Tyson Family said...

YEAH!!!! I am so glad to read that it all went well. I wish you guys were still with us at MCA so we could see you and the boys but I guess reading this will have to do for now! Everyone here says "hi" and asks about you four! Do you think you can find a way to place the date on your posts so that we know what day is what? Thanks! Nicole and Antepartum staff.

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