Friday, October 8, 2010


I know we haven’t updated for a while, but life has been a little crazy. But we are excited to announce that Teagan has turned “1” today, I can’t even believe it. This whole last week I have been kind of emotional thinking about writing this. I keep thinking all of the blessings and miracles we have been given in the last year, and I just want to cry. To look back and think about all that my little guy has gone through is overwhelming. I am so excited to move on and have a year of hopefully no Dr.’s other than well visits. The Dr.’s have told us that with how good Teagan is looking and doing , he will have at least a year until his next surgery. We were very excited about that. We are hoping to go on with a normal life for a while. We are so excited to see him cross this mile stone, and can’t wait to see him cross more. So I was all excited to have a big BBQ with family this Saturday for his Birthday, had invitations made and all. But then of course Monday Teagan started throwing up and didn’t stop, so I took him to the dr. they tested him and it came back positive that he had influenza B. Ya that was a lot of fun this week, but they also told me that he would be contagious until Saturday. Needless to say the party has been put off for a little while. His official birthday is today, but Teagan wasn’t feeling to hot so we are waiting until tomorrow to do our little family party and give him his own cake. He will love it, and he will never now we had to put if off a day. We did give him his big present today, we couldn’t wait. It was a large dinosaur that he can ride and play with. He loved it. I am posting a picture of him playing on it today. I forgot he will have a little hospital visit on November 2nd , He is going in to get tubes put in and get a circumcision. He’s not going to be very exited, but it needs to be done ( he will thank us later).

Development wise Teagan is doing very well. He has started pulling himself up and tries walking around furniture. They said it is normal for a baby who has had a past like his, to take a while to gain the muscles to walk. I am ok with this, its one less thing that will help him get into things.

Now that we have made it through the first year, we feel like we can make it through anything as a family. Thanks for all of the love and support that you all have shown us. We love and appreciate your friendship. Hope all is well with all of you. Our Birthday wish is that all of us can have an uneventful year, filled with love and happiness.

Love, Amanda

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rough Week!

( This picture is of him after he heard he got to go home.)

So it's been a rough week. Last Thursday Bryson's little brother Brandt got married, and on the way home we realized Teags had a fever. So I called and got an appointment, so we stopped on our way home. They told us he had a double ear infection, we got him on an med. and didn't think else of it. On Saturday he started having fevers again and by 4 in the morning he had a fever of 104.8. So we did the usual and gave him tylenol and put him in a cool bath. For 2 days if we let the meds run past 4 hours in between it would go back up to 104. Monday morning we made another appointment to see why he was getting better. We went in and they told us his infection was gone, at that point they did blood work and found out that his white blood cells were high. From there they sent us to primaries, that is when me and Teags had a good ten hour mommy son session. They did blood work again urine samples and x-rays of his chest and stomach. Everything came back negative except the urine said that there was some bacteria, so they put him on an IV with antibiotics. At 10:30 that evening they sent us home and said they would get the cultures back with in 24 hours. Well 2 days went by and no news, the fevers were gone and he was acting normal. Wednesday night we received a call at 11:30 pm. It was the ER Dr. he asked if Teagan had a fever that night and asked how he was feeling. I told him he was doing great and I felt he was a healthy again. At that point he told me they had just received the results and Teagan tested positive for a bacterial infection in his blood. He said where he hadn't had a fever that night that I could just bring him in in the morning for more blood work and another IV of antibiotics. So 1st thing this morning I took him in . The Dr. walked in and was shocked that he was doing so good. He made a game plan, he wanted to do more blood cultures and watch him for a good hour to see how he was acting and feeling. After watching him they feel that it was a false positive on the culture. He told me that if he really had that bad of an infection he wouldn't be doing as well as he is. That made me feel a little better. So now we are hoping that we don't get another call from the ER Dr. , no new is good news! Now we are excited to have a nice quiet day off tomorrow, just spending time at home.

These are just a few of the Pictures from the wedding.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Eating Rasberry's and Crawling!

As you can tell from his messy face, Teag loves being out with us crawling around the grass and eating raspberry's! He is doing so good, it is hard to stop him when he wants something. He is getting good at going over legs, pillows, anything in his way. He also went out on the swing for the 1st time, as you can see from the pics he loved that too. All in all we are having a fun summer, just need to get rid of the pink eye that is making the rounds for the 2nd time!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Fun!

     Sorry it has been a while since our last update! We have been having fun this summer as a family, lots of fishing trips and swimming at the lake, Teag has loved it. He is doing so good, he is gaining weight and growing like he should. He loves being outside, watching the girls and anything else that moves. When we go up fishing he loves to watch the fish when we catch them, he does all he can to get his hands on them.
     As far as his heart goes we have only had 1 follow up since his 2nd surgery and they were very pleased so we really don't think about it. We just enjoy having him and watching him smile, he seems to brighten up everyones moods. Thank you all for you love and support for Teag, we will continue to keep you posted.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Little Warrior!

     This last Friday we had the opportunity to go up to Weber High for their final assembly to thank them for all of the money they raised for Teagan during Quarters for Cans. It was so much fun to introduce him to them, they had us come down to the stage where we introduced Teagan and presented them a plaque Amanda made for them. They were so respectful, they gave him a standing ovation for a few minutes. The plaque we gave them included this picture in an 8x10 and this shirt he is wearing in the picture below. Amanda bought 2 shirts and her and our friend Audrey Rogers embroidered them with the "Little Warrior", he looked like a little stud.

From there we went to his big follow up appointment at Primary's to see how his heart is doing, we are so happy to say that after looking at his echo they decided to take him off 2 of his heart meds! They said he is doing better than they expected, they are very pleased. We know it is because of all of the prayers of faith that are offered on his behalf, we love and thank you for them. They had to sedate him for the echo, he wanted to grab everything that came close to him. He had everyone laughing, he is such a happy little kid.

Anyway, thanks again to all of you Weber Warriors, and thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers!

Monday, May 10, 2010

7 Months!

It's hard to believe that little man turned 7 months old on the 8th, time is flying by. He is doing so good, we just got him going on solids and he LOVES it. He even eats the peas! As you can see from the pics below we just got back from a vacation to southern Utah, it was so nice to get away. We spent a lot of time at the pool, Teag loved watching his sisters swim and even joined them a couple times. He is so happy and excited to see them, he loves to watch those girls.
We have also had him out to church a few times, we love to let him meet all of you who fasted for him that first weekend he was alive, it feels like he knows you when he see's you. We still talk about how much everyone has done for us through all of this, in fact we were able to use the money we saved from the secret santa to help pay for our vacation, it was like a late Christmas gift. :) So thank you!
Anyway, we just wanted to give an update on Teagan, he is doing as good as ever!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Doing good!

It has been a while since we have posted, sorry! Time flies, we don't realize how long it has been. Teagan is doing great. He is as happy as can be and getting stronger everyday. He is rolling over to grab things, likes his belly time, and loves taking baths with Emma. He is developing so good, sometimes we forget he has had 2 heart surgeries.
We will try to be better about this, we know there are kids born with this condition every day and Teagan is such an inspiration to so many parents facing this future. We love him and want to let you know he is as strong as ever!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

                                   Teagans 1st time getting to go see Great-Grandma Jennie.

Teagan had his 1st Easter and he loved it. He obviously didn't care about the candy but he did enjoy playing with the empty eggs. We were able to take him over to play with all of his cousins and have a Easter egg hunt, it was alot of fun. As you can see he looks quite handsome in his easter outfit. He loves chewing and sucking on his tie.
It's nice to have the last 6 months behind us. Now hopefully we will have a couple years, hospital free. We will be going in again in the next couple of weeks for his check up and an echo to check on his heart function. There is no reason to believe that they will find anything, thank goodness. We hope you all had a good Easter, and we hope the weather will start getting warmer so that we can start having bbq's and and have everyone come and meet Teags.