Posted by Lloyd on March 12, 2014 | Subscribe
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Grandson Owen was born on February 23rd around 6:00 PM to our son Brian and his wife Allison. Owen’s eight pound seven ounce birth weight, twenty-one inch length and beautiful face gave all the appearance of a healthy baby.

However, within hours the parents were told by a doctor they could hear a heart murmur in Owen, but not to worry because many babies enter the world with irregular heart beats that often are not serious.  It turns out our grandson’s heart sounds led to the diagnosis of a very rare and serious heart defect known as Shones Complex.

We live with the illusion the ground under our feet is solid and we have some control over the world around us.  And then there is an earthquake.

Owen’s life seems to hang in the balance each day he lives.  His world has been one of ventilators, feeding tubes and beeping video displays.  Skilled surgeons, nurses and technicians attend Owen every moment he lives and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  Maybe when the doctors get through all the repairing of his heart he will be able to live a “normal” life.

I would appreciate your prayers for Owen and the medical staff who are attending him.  We need nothing short of a miracle to allow his parents to take him home from the hospital.  If you are interested in following Owen’s story click here.

Our joy has been muted some since this yawning baby photo was taken, but there is still joy. It may be several weeks before I post again on Cabinwoodworks.








  • Anita Tullier says:

    Lloyd, I am so sorry to hear this. We will be praying for little Owen and all of the family.

  • Bill Snyder says:

    Lloyd – Thanks for the post. We’ll keep Owen and family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • John Hebden says:

    We will pray for Owen, for his mom and dad, and for the rest of the family.

  • Deanna Spencer says:

    I love the picture of the two of you. Prayers for Owen and family.

  • Christine M says:

    Praying for your beautiful family! So sorry to hear about Owen.

  • Pete says:

    Not really sure what to say here, sounds like a very trying time! Sending good thoughts from down under for little Owen and your family.

  • Alex says:

    My thoughts are with you. Doctors go to school for a long time just for situations like this. Your Grandson, i am sure, is in the best, most capable hands.

  • Lizzy says:


    I have not seen this picture of you and this sweet angel yet. It sure is beautiful! So happy this snapshot was taken :) praying for you all as you heal. Love you all!

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