Friday, September 5, 2008

Surgery day went ok

He made it through surgery, my little warrior!!!! Surgery went ok,
they lowered his ecmo flow down to 150 and it stayed that way until a
couple of hours ago b/c we wanted to make sure that the blood flowed
fast enough as to not clot (now at 200). He had a minute amount of
diaphragm on his ribs and that made the surgery go a little better,
and he has a bud for a collapsed left lung. They said sense his
bleeding is doing good that he might be able to stay on ecmo through
the weekend!! Kaden looks really sick right now, but we know this is
what to expect. Hopefully the best is yet to come. I'm still in awww
that he pulled through, I like elation as a surprise rather then a
crushing sad feeling. My little man just might make it through this
bumpy journey!! I have definitely had hope but I know I must be
practical. I cannot explain the joy he brings to my heart. I never
knew such love until Kayleigh and Kaden. They said his x-ray did not
look promising. The place where his left lung should be looks
completely empty. Kaden is a champion warrior and I truly believe that
God has a divine plan for my sweet angel. He has a massive pile of
gauze over his abdomen b/c of the patch and the need to not let it get
infected. Kaden is completely sedated and probably won't wake till
morning. I was glad to hear this b/c now I can get some sleep. I'm
exhausted and emotionally drained. Kayleigh is with our family friend
and doing good too. James and I are glad we cleared this mountain but
we know we still have the biggest mountain to make it over now. Kaden
is amazing and someday you all will get to meet my little man and he
will get to meet all of his amazing cdh friends. I truly believe baby
Will and every cdh angel is cheering Kaden on. Thanks for all your
support and prayers and Lung Function chants.


Amy AKA "Baba" said...

I look for updates on your little man everyday on BOH. How is he doing? How are you doing?


Heather and Matt said...

Hi Jamie,

We are praying for Kaden and all of your family. Thank you for sharing your journey. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help.