Prayers & Quotes for January 14, 2010
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Please keep the following in your thoughts and prayers:
Newborn cherub Jaden M., arrived 1/5. He has been put on ECMO. Mom Jamie is having complications from her c-section and needs our prayers for healing and strength.
Cherub Jacob G. is in the hospital recovering from pneumonia. He is off the vent, but is still struggling to get back to his normal self.
Cherub Logan W. and family had a bad fire on 1/5 that destroyed their garage, vehicles, and belongings. During the fire, a family friend, Daniel M. was helping clear the garage when he suffered a heart attack and passed away. Please keep Logan, Shane, Kevin and Barbara W. and Daniel M.'s family in your prayers during this very difficult time.
Newborn cherub Ciaran B. is off the vent and working on feeds and oxygen weaning.
Newborn cherub Ruby W. is vent and med free and working on feeds.
Cherub Ethan H. is having a rough time recovering from his reherniation surgery on 12/15. After 3 weeks he is off the vent, but still having medical issues and has been transferred to an inpatient rehab program.
Cherub Carter M. is recovering from RSV and bronchiolitis .
Newborn cherub Lewis B. is home after spending 60 days in the hospital!!
Newborn cherub Joshua L. is home after spending two months in the hospital!!
Newborn cherub Zoe L. came home on New Year's Day and joined her twin sister Sadie L. at home!!
Cherub Harleigh S. had a Gtube surgery on 1/13.
Cherub Ruby S. is sick and needs our prayers.
Cherub Ariana G. is recovering from pneumonia and the croup.
Cherub Holly G. has reherniated.
Newborn cherub Molly G. is on ECMO and has had her surgery repair. Molly was born on 1/4.
Cherub Adam H.'s grandma had a mastectomy, but during the surgery doctors discovered the cancer has spread to her lymph nodes. She now has Stage 2 cancer. Please continue praying for her.
Cherub Charlie is having his 26th surgery on 1/14 (however not related to CDH). Charlie is a 26 year old LCDH survivor!
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:
Alicia G., mother to cherub Jayden G. (due 03/18/10) got home on 12/31/09 after 5 days in the hospital from a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung). Jayden did just fine all week & an ultrasound during her hospital stay showed some additional lung growth (yea!). Mom will be on blood thinner shots twice a day until after delivery & new blood pressure medicine to keep her heart condition from worsening. Please keep both in your prayers!
Cherub Jeremiah M., due 3/30
Cherub baby boy Ruben, due 2/24
Cherub Mekhai R., due 3/17
All families expecting a baby with CDH, may you have continued hope and strength for the journey that lies ahead.
Newly Grieving Families:
Cherub Enrique A. and family, grew his wings on 1/11
To all families affected by CDH and the loss of your precious child, may you find peace and comfort and know you are never alone, for so many people care about you.
God Sent to Me an Angel - By Paul Dammon (I found this poem on a CDH blog this past week)
God sent to me an angel,
it had a broken wing.
I bent my head and wondered
"How could God do such a thing?"
When I asked the Father
why He sent this child to me,
the answer was forthcoming,
He said "Listen and you'll see."
"My children are all precious,
and none is like the rest.
Each one to me is special,
and the least is as the best.
I send each one from Heaven
and I place it in the care
of those who know my mercy,
those with love to spare.
Sometimes I take them back again.
Sometimes I let them stay.
No matter what may happen
I am never far away.
So if you find an angel
and you don't know what to do,
remember, I am with you,
love is all I ask of you."
"Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments." -Rose Kennedy
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." -Martin Luther King Jr.