EA/TEF Awareness Month

​January is EA/TEF awareness month. Lucas has type C Esophageal Atresia with Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula, in which the upper segment of the esophagus ended in a blind pouch (EA) and the lower segment of the esophagus was attached to the trachea (TEF). On day 2 of life, Lucas’s esophagus was connected! Over the last 3.5 years, Lucas has completed 27 surgeries. We are blessed to have amazing surgeons and outstanding medical benefits which allow us to travel to Boston Children’s Hospital which is #1 in the world for this condition! Lucas is truly our miracle boy who is defying the odds!!!
Below is a quick yet great article written by a fellow EA/TEF mommy. 


Zoo Time

Gigi, Mommy, & Lucas headed to the Phoenix Zoo for a little fun since weather.com showed no rain projected until 2pm. Unbeknownst to us, the Rock ‘N Roll marathon was taking place in Tempe. So the zoo was crazy empty due to the marathon closing off most of the routes to the zoo. We enjoyed a relaxing & informative Safari train ride. Plus, Lucas loved riding the Tiger on the carousel! 

On the way home, Lucas fell asleep. Since Lucas has an issue where he wakes up as soon as you attempt to take him out of the carseat, Gigi & I decided to pick up Panda Express & we ate lunch in the car. Ha! Gigi even had time to run into Safeway to buy groceries. In the end, Lucas napped in the car for 2 hours! When Lucas woke up, he said “Something stinks!”. Apparently Panda Express is a bit too smelly for Lucas. 🙂

Lucas napping in the car on the way home. 🙂