Monday, January 9, 2012

New Chest Tube- Check!

Killian Kayne, Boy Wonder, has pulled through yet ANOTHER procedure! The docs were not happy with the way the chest tube they put in Saturday was performing, so our brave little guy went under the knife again today.

That's 4 surgeries in 7 days.

Tomorrow is another big day for him. The circuit in the ECMO machine has to be switched out, so while they are doing that, they plan to see how he does for a few minutes off ECMO. Send lots of prayers and good thoughts that he decides to baffle us yet again by his immeasurable strength and rocks that test!

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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