Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ups and Downs

Killian did really well through the night! Following such an invasive, jarring procedure like he had yesterday, we are proud/happy/relieved that he is doing as good as he is.
Unfortunately, we have another battle to fight today. The doctors are seeing some internal bleeding and it's looking more and more like they may need to open him back up (in a different spot) to explore where the bleeding is coming from and stop it.

We are waiting to hear from the surgeon now.

On a happy note, he's moving his little hands and feet and trying sooo hard to open his eyes :). Each reaction we get from him, no matter how tiny, feels like a victory.

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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