Tucker John Smith came busting into this world Saturday, June 9th at 8:22 PM weighing in at 8lbs 12 oz and measuring 19 1/4 inches. He was a little blue, something we attributed to bruising from coming out so fast. We enjoyed our first night with Tuck and Sunday morning we got news that his oxygen levels were still low along with having a heart murmur. He was flown to Children’s in Minneapolis where they diagnosed him with Ebstein’s Anomaly, which is basically a defect of one of his heart valves. We don’t have many answers aside from knowing what it is right now. The doctors are working on just keeping him stable for now and have gone through what some of the potential treatments will be but we won’t know for sure which will be best or practical until Monday or Tuesday.
Tuck is taking it like a champion. He’s a little fighter ready to do his thing. We anticipate being here at Children’s at least a couple weeks from what we understand. Graham and Isla got to meet Tuck for a few minutes before we transferred him from Hutch and were over the moon excited to finally meet their new “Boss Baby.” Mom is doing as well as can be expected and is already here breaking the rules by holding him.
It’s an overwhelming situation but it’s been made so much easier having the support we’ve had. We appreciate all of the prayers, support, texts, etc. more than we can express. We will update here as we move along to keep everyone abreast of how things are coming along. In the meantime, we’re ready to face this thing head on and do what we have to do to bring Tucker home.