Monthly Archives: August 2006

Waiting on the Closure

Dr. Huddleston decided to go ahead with closing Douglas’s chest this morning.  We weren’t there in time to see the examination, but we did get a chance to talk to him.  He didn’t know exactly when the procedure would happen … Continue reading

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One More Operation Tomorrow (we hope)

If all goes to plan, little Douglas Finney will have another surgery tomorrow (Monday) morning.  It’ll be good, though, because this would be the operation that would close up his chest.  Of course, there are always risks with any surgery, … Continue reading

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Continued Improvement

We just got home after spending another full day at the hospital – we’ll probably be doing this for another week or so.  It looks as though none of the days coming will be as hard as yesterday was.  Douglas … Continue reading

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Looking Better

We’ve been in to see Douglas today, and he looks a lot better than he did last night.  His color is good, he’s moving a little bit, and he just looks like he’s on track to full recovery. Such a … Continue reading

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Jenny’s Pregnancy Page

Jenny has kept a blog of her own during the pregnancy.  At some point, she hopes to journal about the labor and birth, but for now you can see ultrasound pictures and stories from the whole pregnancy. The page no … Continue reading

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Rough Day

When I last updated, I said that there was a minor complication.  Unfortunately, we found out after the post that the complication wasn’t so minor, but fortunately it’s all been fixed now.

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Good News

The day has gone very well.  Douglas’s arterial switch procedure started around 8 am and finished around 3 pm.  The doctor said that everything went very well – his heart is pumping on his own again, and all of his … Continue reading

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Pictures!

I have uploaded pictures from Douglas’s first day to Shutterfly.  Please let me know if you have any trouble with the page.

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It’s a Boy!

Douglas Edwin Finney was born at 8:24 pm on August 23, 2006.  He weighed 9 lb even and was 20 1/8″ long at birth.  Jenny did very well with the labor, and she is doing very well now.  However, the … Continue reading

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Any Day Now

We’re getting close.  The due date is less than three weeks away, and all signs are good.  Jenny’s frequent tests and exams are showing a healthy baby, and they estimate that he’s already over 7 pounds.  Even though the emphasis … Continue reading

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