5 day old baby has to have open heart surgery.

@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
United States
October 14, 2009 8:39am CST
MY son's best friend & his wife had a sweet little baby boy born less than a week ago. On monday he had to have open heart surgery because the valves to his hear & grown the wrong way. What a sad thing for the baby & the family. They did the surgery early monday morning & thought all was well. Mon. night they had to go back in & stop the bleeding he was having. He seems to be doing all right the last repoet i got. The little thing has really been a trooper. Would u say a prayer for COOPER TAYLOR, PLEASE. THANKS.
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36 responses
@JAG2009 (267)
• India
15 Oct 09
May God help baby Cooper & his parents. That really is a tough start and a harsh introduction to this world - for Cooper. Let's hope & pray that he will be ok. There's something about babies that just tug at your heart. Not that it's easy to see anybody suffer, but with babies, it's always harder. Their sweetness and vulnerability just melt your heart. But with so many advances in science & technology, I believe we can be a lot more confident today than if the same things had happened ten or even five years ago. Please keep us posted, Antiquelady. I'm believing that we will hear some good news soon.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Thank u very much for your kind response. cooper is doing alot better. he is breathing on his own. said he would probably have to stay in the hospital for 2 weeks. got he has gotten rid of the vent. he has got to be quite a fighter for such a little fellow. U are right babies are just precious. Happy days to u.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I'll say prayers for Cooper. Keep us all up on how he's doing, ok?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
16 Oct 09
tHANKS qUITA, THE KIDS ARE GOING TO NASHVILLE TOMORROW TO SEE HIM. Will let u know when i know.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Ok, let me know. hugs, quita
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
18 Oct 09
will do, lady.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
15 Oct 09
I do indeed pray that God's healing hands will embrace little Cooper and heal him completely. I also pray that God will be with all of you who love this sweet baby, that your faith be strong and your fears eased. Karen
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Thanks so much, karen. U are a good person. He seems to be doing finbe last reprt. Hope u are having a great day.
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• United States
17 Oct 09
This is such good news, my friend! I am a firm believer in the power of prayer. :)) Hugs, Karen
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Me to, karen. I believe it got me through some bad times.Hope ur sunday has been good.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
14 Oct 09
oh my heart goes out to this baby yes all prayers and energies going out to him and family
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
14 Oct 09
tHANKS SO MUCH. iT IS A SAD THING. i APPRECIATE YOUR PRAYERS. bLESSINGS TO U & YOURS.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
15 Oct 09
your so welcome I never could understand why babys get hurt in ways like this1
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
I sure do agree w/u there.
@angelajoy (1838)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
That's really terrible. I wish Cooper would get well soon. It really breaks my heart when I see or hear that infants are suffering like this. I can't imagine what the parents are going through right now. It must be really hard seeing their son suffer like that at a very young age.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
thank u, u are very kind. I appreciate u responding & your prayers for Cooper. He is awfully small to be going through such a terrible time. U have a happy day.
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• India
15 Oct 09
Hi, I really pray god for the sweet little baby to live long.That is all I can do now.I do hope my prayers to the god will bring cheers to the young kid. Thanks.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Thank u for your prayers, kindness & your response. Hope your day is going well.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Oct 09
I have just said a prayer for this little baby. I hope that everything turns out okay. That is alot to go through for a new infant baby and for the parents and their family as well. May God bless this family with quick healing.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Thank u so much Steph for your prayers & kindness. The nurses at vanderbilt in nashville have named him COOPER THE TROOPER. I think he really is. Happy days to u.
@amijor (234)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
All my love and prayers for that baby boy and his parents.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Thank u so much, u are very kind. They say he is doing fine, last report just hope he continues to get well. Hva a great day.
@salonga (27860)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
So sad to hear that! I hope the baby can survive. It would be too sorrowful for the parents to lose the tiny tot. It breaks my heart just to imagine the baby in pain as well as the considerable pain and sadness the parents are going through at the moment. Yes, let us pray for the baby and I hope God will give the grace to spare his life.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Thanks so much for your response & your prayers. U are a sweetie. Cooper is doing good, off the vent & breathing on his own. Have a happy day.
@marguicha (112909)
• Chile
14 Oct 09
I will ask my friend´s prayer group to put his name in their prayers. They get together to pray for the sick twice a week at least. I´ll call her as soon as she get´s home from work. Hug and take care.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
U are a sweetie, thank u soo much. Have a great day & take care of yourself.
@lelin1123 (15639)
• Puerto Rico
14 Oct 09
Oh my for sure consider it done. May God Bless little Cooper. May God give him the strength to survive and live a healthy fullfilling life.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
tHANKS SO MUCH, Kelin. I appreciate your prayers & concern. Have a good one.
@JenInTN (27549)
• United States
14 Oct 09
You got it jo! Sounds like that little guy is quite the fighter. Tell his parents to hang in there.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Thanks jen, he is doing great, THANK GOD.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I had to have open-heart surgery when I was 5 years old. I was born 5 to 7 weeks premature and, while my doctor wanted to wait until I was 7 years old to do the surgery because then I would be stronger, at my 6 month checkup when I turned 5, he told my parents that I had to have the surgery then because I wouldn't live another 6 months to see my next checkup. I had a hole in my heart, a valve that wasn't working and one that just wasn't even there. They patched the hole with mesh nylon and one now one of my valves is a pig's valve. I was doing ok for about a day or two right after my surgery but, I suddenly started to get sick. The doctors only knew that I was bleeding internally but they couldn't find where and didn't know how to stop it so, they told my parents that the only thing they could do was to make me comfortable until I passed. They made an incision in my chest and drained the excess blood in an effort to make me more comfortable and the bleeding stopped. No one knows how or why, only that I survived. Miracles happen every day. I will keep your friend's family in my thoughts.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
tHANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR RESPONSE. u WERE TRULY BLESSED & I AM SO GLAD U ARE DOING WELL NOW. Thanks for sharing your story. Take care of yourself. The nurse at vanderbilt in nashville have named the baby 'COOPER THE TROOPER' & I think they are right.
@Humbug25 (12551)
14 Oct 09
Hi there ANTIQUELADY Aww that really is sad but sounds like he is a fighter, how are the parents holding up? It must be such a hard time for the whole family and I really wish them all the best!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Thank u sooo much, hum. It has been a hard time for everyone concerned. I hope Cooper is on the road to recovery. Have a good one.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 09
I am sad to hear that the baby is born with a defective heart. I hope everything is going on fine with him after the surgery. I will surely include little Cooper in my prayers.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Thank u so much, Zandi. I appreciate your prayers & kindness. God bless.
@mohan89 (242)
• India
14 Oct 09
Surgery for just born babies, it is very dreadful situation for every one. How would the parents are facing those operation moments. O my Lord Please help COOPER to regain good health as soon as possible. Antique lady I will forward this message to all my friends so that he could get more blessings.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
14 Oct 09
U are very kind. Thank u so much for doing that. These prayers have got to pull this little sweet thing through. Happy days to u.
• India
14 Oct 09
hi..its very sad to hear this...i pray to god to saves that child...it shouldn happen wid anybody lik this!!! pls do inform us about wat happened after the operation...i pray to god again that child should get wel soon!!!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Thank u so much for your response & your prayers. I haven't heard from him today but hope to. Have a great day. welcome to mylot.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Oh Jo, how sad! Poor little angel just made it into the world and is already struggling to survive. Bless his little heart!! Although it's right rough for him and his parents, let them know that babies bounce back much quicker than we adults do so that should give them some sort of comfort. And hope they know that all of us here are and will be praying for his speedy recovery!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
iT IS SAD. tHANK U FOR RESPONDING & THANKS A BUNCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS. He seems to be doing fine, he's off the vent & breathing on his own. I just hope he soon heals & doesn't have anymore trouble. He's already had way too much. Happy days to u, cat & peaceful ones to. hugs, jo
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
15 Oct 09
That's awesome Jo!! Wow! Wonderful news!! He is a real trooper like you said, and he's going to make a huge stamp in this world! You watch and see!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I hope u are right. my son& family are going to nashville to see cooper & family this weekend. son had pictures of him on his cell last night & they were just pitaful to see that little guy all hooked up to so much.
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@AmbiePam (50953)
• United States
14 Oct 09
I will say a prayer. Isn't it wnderful though, that something can be done to help him now days? Years ago the baby wouldn't have stood a chance.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
14 Oct 09
tHANKS SO MUCH, aMBIE. iT ISa miracle what they can do nowadays. When is your surgery??
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@AmbiePam (50953)
• United States
14 Oct 09
It's Monday. I'll probably be offline Monday, but Tuesday I'll be back at my apartment (I'm staying with my parents the first night), and since I can't go anywhere, I'll probably have a lot of time to be on mylot. That is, as long as I can sit up.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Oct 09
U know i wish u the very best. let me hear from u as soon as u feel like it. GOD BLESS.
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@mayka123 (12218)
• India
16 Oct 09
Will surely pray for this child. Do let us know his condition after the surgery.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
16 Oct 09
Thank u so much for your prayers. The little thing is doing well but my son had pictures of him on his cell last night & they would just break your heart to see them. My son & family are going to nashville tomorrow to see him. U have a great weekend.
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@mayka123 (12218)
• India
27 Oct 11
Was just going through some old notifications in my inbox and came across this one. Was then wondering how the baby was. Any newa about him?