Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cain has prevailed!

2:00 2/4/09 - UPDATE FOR SURGERY #1 - The title of this post says it all!!! Cain is a stud and his awesomeness has pulled him through! There were no complications to be noted and the surgery actually went exactly as expected. Originally we were told that there was a high possibility that Cain's chest would have to remain open for a few days due to swelling; however, the swelling that was expected did not occur and therefore the wound was able to be closed. There were no significant signs of bleeding. There are times that bleeding does occur later after the surgery and these patients have to be reopened; however, the surgeon currently does not think this is the case with Cain, but he will be watched closely. Seriously close...he has his own nurse in the PCCU (Pediatric Critical Care Unit).

Cain, Catherine and I would like to thank everyone for their support and prayers. We are clearly not out of the woods yet, but we have overcome the first major obstacle on Cain's long journey. We will continue to keep you posted on Cain's progress. Please keep the little guy in your thoughts and prayers.


Anonymous said...

All I can say is YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
with a big ole smile on my face.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC news! Let's hope that you guys hear more and more of the same. --- Kirk and Melissa Ring

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Coplin said...

This is very encouraging! Your family is never far from our thoughts and prayers. Try to get some rest and hang in there!

Rachel Wilson said...

My name is Rachel Wilson. I wanted to you to know that my kiddo's hubby and I have been praying for your precious baby. Our nephew was born with Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection and had his first surgery @ 6 hours old. His name was Hartley and his doctor was Donald Moore @VCH. My children (ages 10, 8, 6) jumped up and down and cheered in the kitchen floor when I announced Cain came through surgery stable. We will continue to pray for your family. Congratulations on getting to hold him. It really is the small stuff prople often take for granted. We did not hold Hartley for almost 2 months.

I found out about your story through my bf Amber Hester. Her mother Kathy Webster works with someone related to you I think. She works for the dispensery of hope.

Misti said...

Yeah Cain!! Good job baby boy!!

clairedf said...

Dear Catherine and Brad,

I am so moved by reading your blog. My husband and I also have a daugher who was born with 3 congenital heart defects and she also had her first surgery when she was 6 days old. Her surgeon was Dr. Karla Christian (of Vanderbilt Children's Hospital). Edie had her second surgery when she was 3 1/2 years old. Today she is healthy and active and no one and nothing can stop her. I want you to know that I am praying for your family today and that tonight my women's class at church will also be praying for you. God is in control; remember that. He will be with you whatever you face. Cain looks like a fighter; I'm so glad the surgery went well today. You all are in such good hands! Michael Liske did my ultrasounds when I was pregnant with Edie and he continues to see her every 6 to 9 months for follow-up exams. HE IS THE BOMB!!!! We love Michael like a member of our family. I'm so glad he's part of your team. May you get a good night's sleep tonight and know that there are several faithful people praying for your situation. May God bless you and your family!
Love, Claire Frederick