Sunday, January 8, 2012

Eyes Wide Open

What a miracle! Today we got to see Killian open BOTH of his eyes!! And let me tell you folks, I didn't think that baby could get any cuter but he's leaving straight from the NICU for a shoot with GQ :)!

Here are the victories we are celebrating today:
  • His eyes were open for about 30 minutes and he followed movement, which is a GREAT sign
  • The left, nearly non-existent two days ago, lung has grown TREMENDOUSLY
  • His numbers are great and seem to be holding strong
  • He has officially won over every single nurse in the NICU, probably b/c he bought them all cupcakes yesterday
Continue to pray for:
  • The nurses and doctors, particularly James, Aneesa, Myron, Erin, Courtney, Dr. Ben, Dr. Martin and Dr. Peach (don't think that's how it's spelled- sorry :))
  • Our little guy will be here for months, so please pray that God will open doors and lay down paths for Lindsey to be able to stay as close to the hospital as she can
  • Fluids to drain on their own, continued lung development and a natural settling of his intestines, so that the doctors don't have to go in themselves to rearrange anything

Killian has been fighting - like a champion! - for his life since he was born. Because Killian's family is so spectacular; their friends decided to create this website in their honor to help in any way possible.

Any donation you're able to make will help this sweet baby boy - from getting his family to & from the hospital to helping with Killian's care. From all of us who love Killian and his family, thank you!

All donations go directly to Killian's care and the care of his family. The paypal donation account was set up by a friend, Liz Wolfe, whose name and email appears on the PayPal page. Liz manages all donations with the support and oversight of Killian's aunt, Layna Lambert Dugan.
More about CDH from CHD Support:
CDH occurs when the diaphragm fails to fully form, allowing abdominal organs into the chest cavity and preventing lung growth. CDH occurs in 1 of every 2500 births; somewhere in the world, a baby is born with CDH every 10 minutes. 50% of babies diagnosed with CDH do not survive. The cause is not known. Over a half million babies have been born with CDH since 2000. CDH is as common as Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis but there is very little awareness and even less research.

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