Brayden Thomas’s Story

Site created on June 30, 2006

June 29, 2006 Brayden Thomas blessed us with his company. He was born at 1159am and only weighed in at 6lbs 0.8 oz. He is 17.5 inches long.

Take a brief moment and read Brayden's story and read the my story link and journal to see how he is progressing, we will do our best to keep you up to date. Don't forget to take a peek at some of his first photos.

Lyndsey and I found out we were having a baby last October and things were going great. After numerous doctor appointments we were informed he might have a few problems. Soon, a few problems turned into problems we've never heard of, nor could find any information on. We found out he has Ring Chromosome 18, and Monosomy 18, both problems could and would cause major health issues like deformities and basic body functions. As if not having any info on that, we found out he had 2 farely substantial holes in his heart. Now we're worried for our baby boy as to what his life will consist of and how well his quality of life will be. Now for once, it seems we are having normal doctor visits which don't have us leaving with negative results. Things are going smooth now slowly approaching the date, and we see the cardiologist again, and believe it or not, bad news again. It seems Brayden has an enlarged right ventricle in his heart and a valve that is not working properly. Doctors thought Brayden would have a thin section in his Aorta, which would have required major heart surgery days after his birth.

That's all we knew until now! Look at the Journal to read a more in depth day to day event calander.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Andrew/Lyndsey Mager

Services for Brayden have been scheduled. There will be a visitation on Friday from 4 to 7pm at George Boom funeral home on east 10th Street. The funeral service will be on Saturday at 2pm at Ransom Church downtown campus, burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetary and fellowship to follow burial at George Boom. We are requesting that attendees come in Super Hero or Disney attire as those were Brayden's favorite things for both the visitation and the funeral.
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