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Barrett’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site for our little man Barrett. We've created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most. Barrett is getting such wonderful care from the staff at Minneapolis Children's Hospital and a account has been set up for Barrett at the North Shore Federal Credit Union in his name. We hope to be through this situation and back home with this tough little boy in no time :)

Latest Journal Update

1 month and counting

I honestly couldn't have imagined what has happened to us in the past month.  Jess and I were expecting a life changing baby boy, and that is what we were given!
There were moments that I feared we wouldn't be able to see Barrett sleeping in his crib, or watch him meet our dog Bailey, or celebrate his one month birthday. Fortunately, Barrett has been able to do all of these things and more.  His checkups at the doctor have been going great, and other than a couple of cool scars, you wouldn't even know he has had two heart surgeries.
We have been feeding him, changing diapers and clothes, learning the ins and out of the car seat, and waking up at all hours to take care of Barrett.  While I may grumble at having to wake up at 4:00 am to feed him and then somehow end up getting peed on, I am so grateful he is here and I can watch him blissfully fall asleep in my arms.
We hope to be able to continue to update everyone on Barrett and what he is up to through this site, and hopefully you will also get to meet this little superstar.