Information and Caring Bridge Link for Barrett

Person's Name: 
Barrett Lloyd Chenevert

On July 30, 2014, Barrett Lloyd Chenevert was born to Jessica and Nolan Chenevert of Lutsen. Shortly thereafter, Barrett was transported in a fixed plane jet to Minneapolis Children’s Hospital with a congenital heart defect known as Transposition of the Great Arteries, which translated meant that his heart was receiving mixed blood instead of the oxygenated, life-sustaining blood he needed. 48 hours into life, Barrett received Open Heart Bypass surgery. He is scheduled to have another operation on Wednesday, August 13th to fix the narrowing of his aorta (Coarctation of the Aorta). Thanks to the great staff, amazing doctors, support from family and friends, and the legions of prayers throughout this community, Barrett is successfully recovering in the Children’s Hospital and there is hope that we will be able to move home soon. You can find out more about Barrett’s condition and check on his progress at his Caring Bridge site at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/barrettlloydchenevert. A fund to help with medical expenses has been set up at the North Shore Federal Credit Union in Barrett’s name. Although Barrett’s defect has been corrected, Barrett will most likely need additional surgeries and it will be a lifelong condition to be monitored, however, he will be able to lead a normal life, play sports, and do all of the things that little boys do.