Just a quick update on our precious baby boy…
On November 18, 2014, Jose and I welcomed Jackson Bedingfield Serrentino into the world. He was born at 8:05am and weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces – he appeared to be a very happy and healthy little boy! Jackson stole our hearts the minute we laid eyes on him. We are so grateful to be blessed with this beautiful child.
Last Wednesday evening, Jackson was sent to the Odessa NICU because he was not able to breathe regularly on his own. By Thursday evening, the doctors discovered that Jackson has a serious heart condition, and we were immediately airlifted to the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio to prepare for surgery. This morning, Jackson will undergo heart surgery to correct a coarctation of the aorta. This is a condition in which the aorta vessel leading up to his lungs has been pinched, blocking a steady flow of blood to his lungs. I have started a blog this weekend to explain the diagnosis, and also to share news about the surgery and his recovery (ourbabyjacksonbedingfield.wordpress.com). I’ll also be posting updates on this blog as the week progresses. Please keep our family and especially this sweet baby boy in your prayers this week!