Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Prayers for a Heart Friend

Sorry for the lack of blogs this week. Thankfully it has been a quite week since we’ve been home from the hospital. Cain seems to be doing well and his sat’s are staying in an acceptable range. We have two Dr’s appointments on Friday and another appointment with his cardiologist next week. I feel we will know more about his next surgery after our appointment next week.

Most importantly, one of Cain’s new “heart buddies” could really use your prayers right now. His name is Reed and he was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart. After his birth it was determined that a heart transplant was a better option than the 3 stage Norwood procedure. In January he received his new heart and after a 100 day hospital stay he was finally able to go home. Reed had been doing great at home but this past Sunday morning he had to be rushed to the ER. His moms blog ( stated that he had blood on his brain that needed to be drained off so they had to drill a couple of holes on his head that night to relieve all of this blood off his brain. By Monday morning, he was awake and doing well except his eyes were not tracking. They do not know the reason for this but the doctors seem to think he just needs time. He does have some blood in the back of his eyes which could be causing him to not focus. As you can see they could really use your prayers and support. I met Reed’s parents while Cain was at Vanderbilt. I hate so much that they have to go through this right now. I know they must be scared and exhausted. Reed is actually a twin. I personally know how hard it is to care for one baby in the hospital. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to take care of a baby in the hospital and a baby at home. There are many parents out there that have to do this and they all amaze me.

1 comment:

Kristy Statham said...

I am not a "Heart Parent" and can't even begin to imagine what that is like. I pray that God gives all heart parents the strength to be everything to their heart babies.