Well, after 100 days of life and many, many prayers, Reed White gets to come home and be with his family. For the first time ever, Ryan, Keeley, Braden and Reed all got to be under their own roof. What a blessing!
If you missed my previous post, Reed was born needing a heart transplant. After several weeks waiting on the donor list, a heart was provided. Obviously, it’s such a bittersweet moment knowing that another family had to suffer. But the White’s sure are thankful for the new heart and new life for Reed.
Reed has had so many ups and downs since the transplant, but the wonderful doctors and nurses at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital who took such good care of him, finally gave the OK for him to go home. Hooray!
So, while this isn’t a blockbuster post on baby blankets (even though Reed seems pretty comfy in his), I wanted to give everyone an update. You can read all about Reed’s amazing story at Ryan and Keeley’s blog. They did a great job of keeping everyone updated through the whole process.
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One of my best friend’s from college and his wife, Ryan and Keeley White, recently had twin boys, Braden and Reed. The tragedy was that Reed was born with a bad heart, and was in need of a transfer. So, for the past 70 days or so, my friends have spent days upon days in the ICU unit at Vanderbilt with one of their twin sons, and then going home to the other. How gut wretching! The horrible irony of it all was that in order for their son to live, they needed a heart from somebody else.
So, after 70 hard days of tears and prayers, God gave them a miracle. Reed was given a new heart from a donor, and immediately was rushed into surgery. It’s been 3 days now, and he seems to be getting stronger every day. If you would like to read more about this amazing miracle, check out Ryan and Keeley’s Blog.
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