Our roller coaster ride descended downhill on Sunday morning when Ford had to be transported to Cooks Children's Hospital in Fort Worth by the Teddy Bear Transport Team...which I must add were extremely wonderful and professional. The thought of one of our sons being transported was alarming enough, but seeing Ford go from his incubator to a gurney was very emotional for mom and dad. Our Neonatologist determined that cyst called PIE where forming around Fords left lung. Being proactive, our Doctor decided that Ford needed to be put on an air JET ventilator, which could potentially help clear up the cyst. As mentioned above, the move was very emotional, but we were comforted by the Transport Team along with all of the staff at MCA hospital. Once Ford got situated Sunday afternoon at Cooks, many examines were run...and it was concluded that his PDA passageway b/w his heart and lungs had not closed.
Ford will undergo Heart Surgery in the morning (Wednesday 1/16) at 9:00 am at Cooks which will surgically close the passageway. This is about a 45 minute procedure done right in his cubicle. Ford will be under anesthesia which will be a major concern for an 8 day old baby. We pray that this procedure goes off without any complications, and he will make a speedy recovery. As is stands now, Ford will remain at Cooks and his brother Hayden will be at MCA in Arlington where he remains stable. We ask that you continue to keep our precious little boys on your prayer list...and you don't know how much it means to Dana and me to read all of your messages and know that many friends and total strangers are lifting all 4 of us up through your prayers and well wishes. We know that we have gained an enormous extended family.
Thank you again,