Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tate's heart

Okay so here's the short version of Tate's situation: after the lung collapsed they took a look at his heart because there was too much fluid in the lungs. The echo cardiogram came back with not very good news. Tate will have to undergo open heart surgery on Monday. As of now he is sedated enough to be comfortable and he is on 3 different heart medications to get his heart pumping stronger. He will get to meet his siblings before he goes in for surgery, and we will give him a name and a blessing as well. Keep him in your prayers, we will be doing a fast for him on Sunday so if anyone would like to participate we'd love all of the support and prayers! We love you all!


  1. As I still sit here with tears streaming down my cheeks...a very tough day this has been. I feel so truly blessed by this little miracle boy. He has placed huge footprints on my heart. My hopes and prayers continue that those footprints will grow larger and larger! I love you Brandon and Zeffie! Thank you for sharing your Tatum. Stay Stong little one. Keep fighting! I LOVE YOU! Dawn

  2. I can't find the words to explain how I feel, I am trying not to cry and this has started the tears. I love you so much and have not even had the chance to meet your sweet spirit yet!
    I want you to know that you have been such a blessing to our huge family and to your little family!
    Brandon and Zeffie, thank you for sharing every thing on here so that all of us, close and far, can be there in spirit!
    I love you guys, stay strong!

  3. Oh, Zef! I'm so sorry. Little Tate is always in our prayers. We hope the surgery is a success and puts you a step closer to being able to take him home. Loves to all of you!

  4. You are in our thoughts and prayers!!! I will fast with your family on Sunday and add Tatum to the prayer roll at the Seattle temple.


    DJ and Stephanie Bauer

  5. Im a friend of your mums and would love to be in on the fast this sunday. Your in my prayers, all my best. Laura