Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Please God........

Oh Lord Please oh Please let Kaden live. I know he will do something great with his life, just please let him have the chance. Kaden has done so much in just 3 weeks and 1 day, imagine what he can do with a lifetime!!! They tried to take Kaden off Ecmo at 10am & they didn't even have him clamped for 5 min when his stats plummeted. They said as of today Kaden has about 50% of his right lung and a nickel sized left lung (that is major progress from yesterday) They switched him to lying on his left side, and put him on the oscillator. We are pressed for time b/c of the bleeding in his abdomen. He must come off soon, so that they can stop the heparin. They are scared the oscillator will worsen the bleeding b/c it is shaking the sutures. I asked Dr. Stork if she ever saw a baby come off Ecmo with this much lung and live, she said no. I was expecting a yes, you know a confidence boost that things will be ok. So I will no longer ask questions looking for a confidence boost. They will try to clamp him again for 15 min in about 20 min, this time before calling the surgeon in. The only thing I know to hope for is for Kaden to live. His left eye is swollen shut again. His swelling is bad and he is eating blood products. Kaden has to come off. I am not ready for this but I know we have no choice. Oh Lord please, I cannot lose him. We really need those Lung Function Chants Now, more then before!!!!


Heather and Matt said...


Kaden is even more beautiful than we imagined. Thank you for sharing him with us. We will be in constant prayer for Kaden. He IS going to make it!!! We love you guys. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do.

Betsy Dellinger said...


I am in continued prayer for Kaden. My heart breaks for what you are enduring right now, but I am praying for strength and encouragement for you all. I learned early on not to look for hope in the medical field, I found it in this verse:

"What would have become of me had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the LIVING. Wait, hope for and EXPECT the Lord. Be strong and of good courage and may your heart (Kaden) be sturdy and enduring.....Yes, Wait For and Hope For and EXPECT the Lord."

Psalm 27:13-14 (Amp)

He is beautiful....can't wait to see his life's accomplishments.

Terri said...


I am praying so hard for Mr. Warrior Kaden. He is such a strong boy. Life is such a precious gift from God. "Keep fighting with both fists raised, Kaden!"

~Terri Helmick

Elizabeth said...

Jamie, James, Kayleigh - keeping your baby brother in my thoughts and prayers and LUNG FUNCTION chants. He is amazing and beautiful....

Shock and Awe them some more Kaden!