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Respublica88
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Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28

To my OT family,

For those of you familiar with my story, this will be a quick update. For those of you unaware of my post history, I ask that you take a moment and reflect on the words of a tired and nervous father.

Alexander Bradberry, the warrior or my heart, passed away after 6 great months of life in September due to complications from a congenital heart defect HLHS. 8 months later, I am back in the same hospital floor with my youngest son, a twin, named Preston as he is on the eve of his first open heart surgery. He has the same defect as Alex.

Today has been a rough day. Aside from the obvious emotions and fears I would have already had, I also am enduring the fact that Preston is having great difficultly with arrhythmias, namely SVT. I have been by his side for all 6 episodes he has had and it doesn't get any less frightening with each time.

I humbly ask that whatever your faith is, whatever you believe or don't believe, that you keep my son in your heart just for this evening. We need an uneventful night and he needs his rest for a highly difficult procedure in 10 hours time. I am eternally grateful for whatever you are willing to give, even if it's nothing. I would be remissed if I didn't do everything I could or think I can do to help him, Preston, in this great time of need.

To the great people of the OT, I cannot describe the relief I feel using this platform as a way to vent fears and frustrations. What's more is I cannot begin to describe my appreciation for y'all's outreach and love for my family and especially my sons. I know to some these words are just that, maybe trite or maybe an ineffective plea for help. But I promise they mean more than that to me. And every "good luck", every " be strong" and every prayer make this burden a lot easier to carry.

Thank you all and I hope you have a happy and blessed evening !

With love, hope, and admiration

Andrew
This post was edited on 5/10 at 4:17 pm



brewhan davey
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Respublica88


You and your family are truly an inspiration to us all. My best wishes to y'all tomorrow morning.
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lsuhunt555
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
:prayerssent:



Good luck


TIGRLEE
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
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To the great people of the OT


Meh......



God luck bro.,!


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mainetiger
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
Prayers said man. Best of luck to Preston and your family. Stay strong.


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jmcs68
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
Prayers sent. God Bless.


wish i was tebow
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
Everyone here is praying and rooting for your family




SabiDojo
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
You and your family are in my prayers.


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Spankum
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
man, you and your son are in my prayers tonight...I am in Jackson, so if there is anything that I can do to help, just let me know...


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offshoretrash
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
Prayers sent

I can't imagine what you are going through.


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GRTiger
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
Good luck and be strong man. Prayers.



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Mr.Wolf
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
Prayers sent your way.

I had open heart surgery when I was 2 1/2 to correct 5 congenital defects and am a healthy 26 year old now. I hope Preston experiences the good fortune that I did and gets to create many memories with his awesome dad.

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bourbon
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
Prayers for your son, the doctors and your family. Prayers for your continued faith in God and strength.


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bootycricket1
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
I'm praying for your son and your family. Best wishes. I'm sure Alex will be watching over
his lil brother.


fontell
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
Prayers sent.


saltybulldog
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
Prayers and Thoughts for your family, especially Preston.

Very little time passes before I think about what you went through with Alexander. It's stories like yours that help me hold my 4 a little closer every night. I remember reading the posts and praying for the little guy. I love seeing the pics of him still from those who still have him as their avatar.

Good luck Preston! God Bless!



Respublica88
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
Thank you all. As always I am amazed and grateful


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AUCE05
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
Try to get some rest. It'll be a long day. I'll say a word to the big man for your son.


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PredsFan4life
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
I will be Praying for your family and baby preston tomorrow,Not a day goes by without looking at the picture of alex that i keep near my computer


4LSU2
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re: Prayers for Preston - We're on the 5th floor(almost home). Picture on pg 28
You got it Andrew. Hope all goes well. May God be with the entire surgery team tomorrow morning and guide Preston and your family through this time.


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