Tough * Blessed * 1 in 100 * Inspiring * Pushed to the Limit * Prepared * Knowledgeable * Compassionate * Brave * Special * Tired * Grateful * On an Amazing Journey * a Germaphobic * Fiercely Determined * Selfless * Aware of What Really Matters * Amazing * Hopeful * Strong Beyond Measure * Courageous * Seeking Miracles * Sleep Deprived * an Ordinary Woman Caring for an Extraordinary Child * Living for the Moment * Taking Nothing for Granted * Doing What I Think is Best for MY Child * Loving * Willing to do What's Required of Me * "Okay" * a Cheerleader * a Warrior * Worried * an Example * Strength Personified * an Advocate * in Survival Mode * a Student * Lucky * Pleading * Following My Instincts * Nervous * Stressed * Stronger than I know!
Tanner was born February 3, 2011. Two days after birth he was diagnosed with a Coarctation of the Aorta. We were Life Flighted to Primary Children's Hospital and it was found there that he also had an ASD, VSD and Subvalvular Stenosis (also called Sub-Aortic Stenosis (SAS)). We were then Life Flighted to Los Angeles and open heart surgery was performed at CHLA on February 10, 2011 at 7 days old. Since then he has recovered beautifully and has been a thriving healthy boy!