Anderson R’s Story

Site created on August 20, 2019

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Anderson Riley Wheeler was welcomed to this world by his parents Marcus & Abby (Finlayson) Wheeler on August 14,2019; he is precious in every since of the word.  He is sweet, alert and just so cute.  After two days in the hospital, he was transferred to the NICU due to a lack of bowel movements.  It was decided after a few tests that he needed to be transferred to TC Thompson Children's Hospital in Chattanooga for further assesment.  After a grueling weekend waiting to determine the issue, the doctors believe that he has a defect in his colon and are almost certain he has Hirschsprung's Disease.  This disease prevents him from passing waste from his system on his own.  Anderson will be having surgery in the morning at 11:00 am to determine the extent of the issues of his colon.  Abby, as a first time mom,  and Marcus are navigating each day with grace and concern.   All prayers, love and help from you are appreciated.  As they continue down this uncertain road, we ask that you keep up with their journey, offer prayers and any help that you can.  I know that they would be the first in line to help their friends and families, and value all the concern you have for their new baby boy. 

Newest Update

Journal entry by The Wheelers

Hey guys!! Yesterday was amazing!! He got his suction tube out! And then I got to feed him some pedialyte and change the biggest poopy diaper! We are so thankful our little man is doing better. It has been so hard but everything has went quickly from the time he has got here and I am so grateful. 
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