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Friday, September 14, 2007

Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Thymus

Thank God we have a Thymus and it is in Caleb's legs!! Wooo hooo.

He went to the PICU after surgery and was getting ready to go to the floor when he started having some pain management issues. They got that under control and he was able to come back to the floor the next morning. The bonus to it all was the nurses on Caleb's floor fought so hard to keep Caleb's room for us (it is one of three big rooms) so we wouldn't have to moved to a small room. They are a good group of girls here, just like the nurses in Pittsburgh.

He has been playing like crazy today and is resting well right now. He was a little fussy earlier today, but we attribute that to teething and the soreness in his little legs. Dr. Markert let us know that the Thymus was a really good match. Now we have to pray for T cell function. We should know how that is in about five months. So, we still have to watch him pretty closely and keep him healthy for at least the five months while we wait to see if the transplant worked.

I will write more later...but I wanted to give a short update as I know a lot of you are anxiously awaiting an update.

Also, a couple of prayers. Our little buddy PJ (one of Caleb's Duke PICU buddies) was re-admitted and is intibated again. He is not able to keep his oxygen levels up, so, his family could use some extra prayers. Please visit his website, the link is on the left side of this screen (PJAngelChild). Also, we would like to welcome home baby Zoe. Our friends John and Lee Roberts just got home from Vietnam with their baby girl Zoe. Pleas visit their website also and see the adorable pictures of little Zoe. The link to her website is at the left also.

I also want to thank all of you for your continual comments and prayers for our family. You all mean so much to us!! We are blessed to have each and every one of you in our lives. Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts. God Bless you all, you are truly amazing.

God Bless Caleb!!


Becky said...

Hi Sarah and Brian,
Your news is fantastic!!! I can't tell you how great it feels to hear your good news--you sooooo deserve it! God Bless Caleb, for jumping yet another hurdle - you guys have come so far. Next step is to get him home. We will continue to pray for his recovery and immune system and your speedy return back to WV.
Much love and all our prayers,
Becky and Bobby D.

lbug3000 said...

seriously, we are flipping out here in california! we are so excited for your family!!! we will continue to pray and focus on the light at the end of the tunnel...
christie and fam.

julia said...

i have been watching your blog very close and so happy to hear about caleb. i will continue to pray for him! my son isaac was a patient at duke and we are now back in the chicago area. i am so happy i got to meet calebs grandparents (thats how i know about him) at the ronald mcdonald room at duke and will continue to check the blog and pray for him. caleb is such a beautiful blessing! he is a strong boy who has amazing parents!

chris said...

HOORAY!!! That is such wonderful news!!! After all you've been through I'm thinking 5 months maybe doesnt' seem like such a long time now. Continued prayers, love and hugs to all of you. Special kisses to Bubber!!

Much love-
Chris XOXO