Tycean Martin update

Bobby and Kimi Martin’s infant son Tycean has been in and out of the hospital since birth and we’ve been prayerful and concerned for the family and so we’ve been keeping updated on the blog here and we wanted to give another update, this time from the Martins themselves.

Well, here we are again….

For those that don’t know, we were back in the hospital Feb. 13-16. We saw warning signs that Tycean’s heart was working extra hard and brought him into the ER. They had to perform the cardiac catheterization again to expand his aortic arch. While there, we were told that we would have to move Tycean’s second heart surgery, the Glenn, from late this summer to next month. This is because they will need to put a metal stint in where the scar tissue is forming. By putting this stint in, they will go through his chest, which will be open for the Glenn procedure and be able to bypass the heart. The hope is to only open his chest once.

We were at Children’s yesterday for a follow up. Tycean will now have both procedures performed on Tuesday, February 27th. We can’t risk the scar tissue coming back for a third time. Both surgeons, Dr. Cohen and Dr. Jones have cleared their schedule to help Tycean. Please pray for them. The good news is that Tycean is big and healthy enough to receive his second heart surgery earlier than expected.

We all know Tycean is a soldier and a fighter. He honestly has a look of determination before facing surgery. He puts on his “game face” before going in. We can’t explain it, but it’s there, as if he knows. Please continue to pray for that fight.

Bobby and I? Well, you’re told this process is a rollercoaster. We are riding that rollercoaster big time right now! And most of you are riding it with us! Some days I’m a mess. I’m scared. He’s at a stage where he’s smiling and cooing and it kills me to know I won’t be able to hold him for a while. This is different than the first surgery, where I didn’t really know him. Now we’ve had three to make that connection. Bobby? He continues to be the strength our family needs. He is a man of strength and peace for us. He holds his family together with his quiet wisdom and discernment. Jadyn?

A true light for us all. Such a beautiful spirit. She’s fully aware of what’s going on around her, but she continues to smile and laugh and have a genuine light in her innocent eyes.

So warriors, we need your prayers again. God is able to work miracles through this and already has. Whether it be through the gifts He’s given the surgeons and the cardiac team, or through His own hand, we know He is alive and well in this child’s life. But he needs to be continually lifted up.

We love you and thank you for the support you’ve all been to us. Some of you we’ve never met, but are grateful for you. We’ll keep you updated and please remember Tycean on Tuesday.

The Martins

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