Logan Fournier

First post: Sep 13, 2016 Latest post: Jan 6, 2017
Welcome to Logan's CaringBridge website. 

Logan was born 4 days early  without any complications. Shortly after delivery it was noted that he was extremely congested but we were told this was related to his quick delivery. Before leaving the hospital the Pediatrician noted a strange sound when he cried and he had a scope to look at his upper airway which appeared to be fine and we were sent home. During the first three months Logan grew and gained a ton of weight despite some difficulties with feeding and constantly sounding congested.  On December 24th he got his first cough. 

On the 29th of December he was admitted for RSV. Despite sounding and looking horrible he was able to keep up his oxygen and that following day we were sent home. After this admission the upper respiratory infections never stopped. After months of frequent visits to the ER and pediatrician for respiratory distress, croup, bronchiolitis, RSV, pneumonia, perforated ear drums and ear infections we finally were referred to an ENT to further assess Logan's airway. After  our  second meeting with ENT it was agreed that he needed further evaluation to determine if there was a cause for all his  respiratory infections, chronic croup like cough, congestion and stridor.

On May 16th Logan underwent a Direct Laryngoscopy and Bronchoscopy as well as tubes placed in his ears at Boston Children's Hosptial. During this procedure the doctor noted Logan to have a pulsatile compression of his trachea that was occluding 80% of his airway.  After a CT scan confirmed that he had a right sided aortic arch and that his aorta compressed the front of his trachea and then  almost completely wrapped around his trachea and esophagus, we were referred to Dr. Jennings and Dr. Baird.  In addition to his right sided aortic arch and compression caused by his aorta he was diagnosed with tracheomalacia and bronchomalacia. These doctors specialize in a new surgery to help kids like Logan.  Lance and Ali were told to pull Logan from daycare and he was started on a regime of medication to make him his best self for surgery. 

Logan will be undergoing  a 10 hour surgery to help open his airway on September 20th. 

We are using this page to keep family and friends updated in one place about his surgery. We appreciate your support and prayers . 

 Thank you for visiting.

Ali & Lance

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