Mother thankful as son recovers from heart surgery

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson When Micah Washington Rogers was born, he was the picture of health. He weighed 10 pounds and 7 ounces and was nearly 24 inches long.“We never would have thought Micah would have to battle heart disease,” said his mom, LaShea Money-Rogers. “But, two weeks later, we learned the Micah had heart murmurs. We were told that he had two holes in his heart. It was a shock to learn that but it was something that Micah could live with.”Money-Rogers said that Micah’s heart condition was always in the back of her mind and she prayed continually for his health.But, on Jan. 30, 2012, when Micah was 17-months old, he was diagnosed with a condition that was preventing the flow of blood to his heart and his family was told that surgery was necessary. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Mother thankful as son recovers from heart surgery By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Email the author By Health Videos Next Up“Micah was diagnosed one day short of the death of his grandmother, Johnnie Mae Wilson Money, who died after undergoing a triple heart bypass operation,” Money-Rogers said. “Micah’s surgery was originally set for February 8 but because of the many sick babies at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, his surgery was postponed until Feb. 23.”Money-Rogers said she didn’t know how she was going to make it through her son’s surgery. “I started crying when they told me that Micah had to have surgery and couldn’t stop,” she said. “I was so worried about him. You don’t think of a little baby having heart surgery.”Money-Rogers said the most difficult time was when little Micah was wheeled off to surgery. “I felt so helpless,” she said.  Micah was a good patient and a very determined little boy. “He wanted to get well so he could go home,” his mom said. “But, while he was in the hospital, he never stopped smiling. He loves to dance and every time music came on television, he would start dancing. Everybody had a good time with him. His spirit was amazingly positive. That just shows how strong a little boy can be.”In just three short days, Micah was released from the hospital. “It was miraculous,” Money-Rogers said. “For him to have heart surgery and be at home in three days was really a miracle.” Money-Rogers said that, when a family goes through a crisis with a small child, the support and prayers of family and friends lifts them up. “We had a great support system from family and friends who prayed continually for us,” she said.“And, had it not been for Micah’s heart condition being found early, we might not have him today. I would like to encourage all parents to be aware that, when a child is always tired and has problems breathing, that might be an indication of a serious problem.”Have your child checked by a physician if he shows symptoms of something serious. We are blessed that Micah’s condition was found early and that prayer and the skilled hands of doctors brought him through.”  Micah is doing well and is up and playing with his brother, Eliakem Money, 10, and his baby sister, Skyy Rogers, seven months. “His appetite is returning and his sense of humor is keener than ever,” his mom said. Published 6:16 pm Friday, March 9, 2012 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Doctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) You Might Like Reddoch: Selling gas and service Gas is already nudging $4 a gallon at Reddoch’s Service Station in Brundidge. But Byron Reddoch’s not concerned that his… read more Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Hector Bellerin backs himself to be Arsenal captain amid Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang exit fears

first_imgAdvertisement Hector Bellerin backs himself to be Arsenal captain amid Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang exit fears Current skipper Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has thrown his hat in the ring to be the club’s captain in the future, and he may not have to wait long to get the armband if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves the club.The Gunners are currently sweating over the future of their top scorer, who they may have to sell this summer if he does not agree to sign a new contract – though teammate Bernd Leno is confident he will stay at the Emirates.If a position does open up to take on the captaincy, Bellerin – who has been at the north London club for nine years – wants to be in the frame to take on the responsibility. Bellerin has donned the armband in the absence of Aubameyang this season (Picture: Getty)‘For me, I have been speaking to the coach for a few months and he was telling me that I could be one of the people that could represent the team.‘I was really happy with it because I’m someone who’s been here for a long time and I know how the club runs.’MORE: Arsenal deliver Mikel Arteta update and reveal his talks with coaches and players during coronavirus crisisMORE: Mikel Arteta tells Arsenal to trigger extra year in David Luiz’s contractFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Commentcenter_img FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: ‘People may not see me as this massive guy who shouts on the pitch all the time or what people may have as a captain in their heads.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘But there are so many different ways of leading a team.‘Since I was young at Barcelona, I would always be one of the three captains in the team. For me, it was a role I’m used to.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Obviously it’s not the same when you’re 14 or 15 as it is now because the responsibility and what you represent is completely different, but it’s always been something that I’ve enjoyed.‘I enjoy positions of responsibility and I enjoy being the first one on that wall. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Mar 2020 11:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link228Shares Advertisementlast_img read more