Sweet Baby Caralynn

Sweet Baby Caralynn

Sunday, June 19, 2011

8 weeks later

On Tuesday June 21st, Caralynn will be 2 months old.

So far in her short life she has had 2 major heart surgeries, 18 procedures, 25 days on ECMO, 70 x-rays, 20 echos, tons of blood replacement, and a dozen IVs.

To list that out is incredible... she has been through so so much. She's the biggest fighter I have ever met. God sure must have a plan for our sweet angel. We can not wait to prove to him that we can give her the best life here with us as possible. I know the nurses and doctors are giving her the best fighting chance and best life she can possibly have while in the hospital. But call me selfish... I want my baby home and in our arms and in my (and Chris's) care.

Yesterday she started showing signs on infection again, so they took cultures and we're waiting for results to know where it's coming from. There is suspicion it's from her incision on her chest. We're also curious if it's the spot where the cannula went into her neck. Since just an inch down is where the last central line got infected... they could certainly be connected.

She could use all the prayers we can get:
O Lord God, I come to You for help and succor.
You have afflicted my child Caralynn.
Help me to understand that You mean well.
Give me grace to bear my child's affliction with patience and strength.
Bless me, O Father, and restore my child Caralynn to health.
Do not forsake us, but give us an assurance of Your loving Kingdom.
Bless this illness to me and my child Caralynn, and help us both to be better children of Yours because of it.
In the name of Your Holy Son Jesus Christ. Amen!