Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Parker's Story

Our precious Parker Andrew Font came into the world at 3:46am on Saturday, May 23, 2009, weighing 6 lbs 9ozs. He joined our family as "version 4.0" as our dear friend Joe calls him, baby brother to Taylor (10), Mallory (7), and Madeline (5). What a joyful arrival! Mallory had prayed the entire year of Kindergarten for a baby and God answered her prayers! Madeline earned the title "big sis" which she proudly announces to all she sees! We left the hospital happy and excited to have our family "complete." Parker had no concerns in the hospital, had a normal newborn evaluation, passed his hearing test, and had 8 and 9 Apgar scores. We were not at all prepared for the news we received next...at his 1 week Dr appt, his Dr wanted to test his for Down syndrome due to "low set ears." His Dr. didn't seemed concerned, just wanted to be sure. Said he didn't have any of the other typical markers. After an agonizing almost 2 week wait we received the news that he did indeed test positive for Down syndrome (Trisomy 21). If that shock wasn't enough we then went to the "precautionary" Cardiologist visit (50% of Downs kids have heart issues) and were told he had the most "common" major heart defect and will need open heart surgery at 4-6months. He has a complete AVSD for those of you that are medical gurus. We wanted a way to keep everyone updated on our progress in this unexpected journey; knowing that God has a plan and a purpose for Parker's life. We anticipate God's best!

3 comments:

  1. Parker is adorable! And you have a beautiful family as well!! I love the name of your blog too!

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  2. I am praying for you guys and adorable little Parker.

    Could she BE a more excited big sister?

    Let me know if you need anything.

    Lydia
    Understand Blue
    www.understandblue.blogspot.com

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