It is with great sadness and heartbreak that I must report after 68 days of fighting in the NICU, Grant finally lost the battle and died at 10:04pm in the loving arms of his mother. As a final effort to improve blood flow to his lungs, Dr Knott-Craig tried to insert a shunt (man made tube) to buy him more time until the final repair surgery. Unfortunately his vessels were just to scarce and way too small. The surgeon indicated that Grant's condition was 10 times worse that he ever expected to find and that he has never had a case where there was nothing to connect to. Cathy and I have comfort in knowing the we did all we could do to help Grant fight, but ultimately his heart could not take it anymore.
I could not be more proud of my son. He has more fight in his tiny 8 lb body than most have in their adult size bodies (myself included). We call him Superman due to his enormous strength and courage.
Here are the funeral arrangements for Grant Mason Dawson
Forest Hill Cemetery (East)
2440 Whitten Road
Memphis, TN 38133
Visitation is 5pm-7pm Thurs (9/29)
Funeral 10am Frida (9/30)
In lieu of flowers the family requests you make a donation to LeBonheur Children's Hospital. See link below:
Thanks for your continued prayers through this difficult time.