Thursday, June 14, 2007

Welcome Baby Noah

Noah Shane Martin was born June 11th at 10:07 pm. He weighs 7 lbs 5 oz and is 19" long. He has tons of hair and is a total cutie. His delivery was rough since his heart rate kept dropping really low. We were able to get him out without having an emergency c-section. Right after he was born the Dr's found a Heart Murmer. He was immediately transferred to Primary Children's NICU where he was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect called Critical Aortic Stenosis. He will eventually need valve replacement surgery but we are hoping to get him bigger and stronger before we do it. So he has had a proceedure to stretch his valve and it's working enough to help keep him stable. Hopefully over the next few days he will continue to improve and he can be taken off the ventilator. He can breath fine on his own but to help ease the stress on his heart, they decided to put him on it so he didn't have to work as hard. We are looking forward to holding our little man and then bringing him home. Thank you to all of you who have helped us during this time and for all of your prayers. We know that prayers are the best medicine he could have right now.

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