Category Archives: Beckett

November 10, 2018

A few weeks ago we were planning a trip to my home in Ohio. Beckett was going to get to ride in the combine and we were just going to enjoy some time with my parents. Unfortunately those plans were changed when we made the unforeseen trip to the hospital. A few weeks later we were able to make good on those plans…and even on my dad’s birthday. Today, I’m thankful for life, health, family and my heritage. Grateful for another day.

(and thank you cousin JJ for letting us commandeer the combine)

October 28, 2018

“No Problem!”

Thanks for all the prayers and encouragement everyone. We are finally home.

October 24, 2018

UPDATE (10/24/18)

Well, I guess we spoke too soon. Here we are back again at Riley. In true Beckett style he decided to keep us on our toes again. Unfortunately Beckett began to slowly regress last night and certainly into the morning. I went into work a little late this morning but was hoping that with a little time and sleep (and some pain meds), he would be feeling better by this afternoon. However, that was unfortunately not the case.

I received a call from Leah early afternoon which started with, “I’m trying not to freak out, but…..” Which, you obviously never want to hear. I’ll admit that some old emotions definitely came rushing back. She went on to explain that she thinks she needs to call an ambulance…Beckett wasn’t looking good, at all. So, she called an ambulance and I left work. I got home right as the paramedics were taking him out of our house. I quickly ran up to him and saw a limp, cold, unresponsive, purple boy laying on a gurney. To be honest, it was terrifying…he looked dead. They decided they needed to take him straight to Riley, and Leah overheard the paramedic say that they are bringing a 5 year old boy who was apneic (meaning, not breathing). When they hooked him up to a pulse-ox he was satting 12……..12!! 😳 That’s about as close to dead as you can get. The paramedic said it was the worst he’s ever seen.

So here we are, in Riley’s ER waiting on the results of some tests. At one point they were very concerned that his fenestration was clotted (that’s not good) because we had to stop his blood thinners for the surgery yesterday. Turns out that not the case. They are now doing a number of other tests. It’s just so crazy that a simple surgery like yesterday can slingshot into all of this….but this is just too reminiscent of years past. Lots of drama in those early days. And to be honest, I don’t really miss it. 😉

We are feeling a little better now. We still don’t have any answers, but Beckett looks much better. Sooo, they are admitting him to the PICU and now we wait. I think everything is “okay”…so I guess stay tuned.



October 23, 2018

Playing #GoPup (#GoFish) to pass the time. Also, looks like we are getting discharged today. 🙌 Thank God for a smooth day and to everyone for the kind words and encouraging texts. #ODAAT

September 30, 2018

Beckett loves his new glasses. Thank you Jonas Paul Eyewear!

❤️ 👓 #JonasPaulEyewear

June 21, 2018

Two thumbs up! 👍👍 Ready for this ❤️Cath!

December 28, 2017

Look who’s ✋ today! Happy Birthday bud!