Friday, January 29, 2010

Update on Ben

The photos above were taken last night. He is absolutely darling.

These photos were taken this morning before surgery. His surgery was scheduled for 11:30am, but was pushed back to 2pm so they should be just getting started right about now.
Keep him in your prayers.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


This adorable little guy is Benjamin Homer. He is our newest nephew. He was born on Thursday, January 21. Shortly after he was born, the doctors discovered he had a heart murmur that turned out to be caused by a condition called aortic stenosis (narrowing of the vessel). He was flown to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City to have a balloon procedure done right away. The procedure allowed them to stretch the vessel, but unfortunately it caused there to be a tear in the valve which needs to be repaired. They were going to try and wait a couple months to perform this surgery, as it is very serious, but his condition has worsened and he is scheduled to have open-heart surgery tomorrow morning. Ben is only a week old and his tiny little body has already been through more than most. Please keep him in your prayers!