Thursday, December 3, 2009

Prayers & Quotes for December 3, 2009

Prayers & Quotes for December 3, 2009

If you have a prayer request for a cherub or a family member of a cherub, you can send it to prayers@cdhsupport.org.

Please keep the following in your thoughts and prayers:

Newborn cherub Briana H. arrived 12/2 and was put on ECMO.
Angel cherub Kasey C.’s mom Nicolle is expecting a baby!!
Angel cherub Ireland B.’s mom Chanda is expecting a baby!!
Cherub Ruby S. needs help with eating. She is still on a NG tube, but has started refusing her solids.
Cherub Holly M. is having a gtube inserted this week, for she needs to start gaining weight.
Cherub Addisen C. is having a bone graft surgery on 12/14 for her cleft lip/palate.
Newborn cherub Kalliope R. arrived 11/8 and is home and doing well. She was not born with a diaphragmatic hernia, but a diaphragm eventration…doctors misdiagnosed prenatally.
Cherub Nicole T. needs prayers for she is facing a surgery next year to have rods inserted to help with her scoliosis.
Newborn cherub Carter A. is thriving at home! He is still throwing up and is very uncomfortable respiratory wise when this happens. He has started home therapy in various areas of development.
Newborn cherub Lewis B. is off the vent and off of CPAP! Mom and dad got their first cuddles this week! Happy 3 weeks Lewis!
Newborn cherub Joshua L. is off the vent and fighting two different infections. He has started feeds again. Mom got her first cuddle with Joshua after 23 days last night!
Cherub Adam H.’s brother Aaron will be undergoing a endoscopy under anesthesia on 12/14 to see what the cause of his reflux is after dealing with reflux for 6 years (since he was born) and a variety of treatments. Tissue samples will be taken for a biopsy.
Cherub Adam H.’s grandma has recently been diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer.
Newborn cherub Chase K. had his temporary shunt removed due to a leakage. Please pray his brain begins to drain the fluid the right way and continue to heal. He has had to have spinal taps to remove the fluid.
Newborn cherub Mia M. had to have an operation for an intestinal blockage and also a gtube inserted for feeds. She also just came off her nasal cannulas this week!
Cherub Ethan H. has reherniated and surgery has been moved to 12/15.
Cherub Dylan J. has reherniated and surgery is set for 12/3. A nissen fundoplication will be done too.
Newborn cherub Zoe L. and her twin sister Sadie L. are still in the hospital, but working on getting home.
To all our families and friends that are fighting against the flu, colds, sickness…may you feel better soon and have no complications.


Cherubs on Their Way:

Cherub Jeremiah M., due 3/30
Cherub baby boy Ruben, due 2/24
Cherub Averi G.
Cherub Jaden M., due at the beginning of the new year.
All families expecting a baby with CDH, may you have continued hope and strength for the journey that lies ahead.


Newly Grieving Families:

Cherub Maisie K. and family, grew her wings on 11/24
Cherub Alicia C. and family, grew her wings on 11/24
Cherub Luca R. and family, born 11/10 and lived for almost 10 hours in Chicago, Illinois
Cherub Wyatt S. and family
Cherub Lewis M. and family
Cherub Andrew H. and family
Cherub Nolan R. and family
Cherub Zoe F. and family
Cherub Jonathan M. and family
Cherub Ireland B. and family
Cherub Vincent S. and family
Cherub M.J. S. and family
Cherub Rafael E. and family
Cherub Floyd D. and family
Cherub Peter N. and family
Cherub Avery K. and family
Cherub Jackson B. and family
To all families affected by CDH and the loss of their precious child, may continued peace and comfort surround them.


Today’s Quotes:

"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.” -Pablo Casals

“I believe we are free, within limits, and yet there is an unseen hand, a guiding angel, that somehow, like a submerged propeller, drives us on.” -Rabindranath Tagore

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” -Ashley Smith

“Once you choose hope, anything's possible.” -Christopher Reeve

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