Friday, April 4, 2008

Update On Our Baby

Our sweet baby (my great-nephew) is doing pretty well.


He is now just over 4 weeks old and hanging in there.


As of yesterday, they took him off of the respirator and he is breathing on his own - this is good. He is still on oxygen.


He is almost 2 lbs. now and continues to gain weight and gain strength daily.

This picture, with the nurse's hands close, shows how tiny he is.


He is tiny - but he is mighty. He is a strong boy and we are so proud of what a fighter he is - what a strong boy he is.


God continues to stay close to our sweet baby and we are so thankful for his progress and pray that he continues to do well.


He is the sweetest thing. We love him so much!

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79 comments:

Eagles' Wings said...

My goodness... He looks so small and fragile. But so lovely. How a small baby can be so strong. God is indeed great. There is nothing impossible for Him!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

so good to hear! what a determined little guy!
blessings!

Jen said...

Wow! So tiny! I am so glad he is doing well.

Ann(ie) said...

Mighty is right!!! He's such a fighter.....go,go,go!!!

So happy for you all...

xo.

LaskiGal said...

I am SO happy for you and your family. I have been wondering how he has been doing. He is so tiny . . . so fragile--YET, so strong! What a survivor!!! Thanks for keeping us updated, Kellan. What wonderful news!

Dawn said...

I'm so happy to hear that your sweet nephew is doing so well. That's wonderful news!

tommie said...

what great news!

JCK said...

Thanks for the update on your sweet boy nephew, Kellan. He has been in my prayers. Nothing like the determination to live. Amazing.

JO-N said...

Good news. I'm happy to hear that.

bermudabluez said...

He looks so tiny and fragile. I'm very glad to hear that he is doing well. My prayers are still with you all.

jennifer h said...

That is very good news. Thank you for the update--sending more good thoughts.

baby~amore' said...

that is great news for this precious wee boy.I was thinking about him last night and still praying. God bless the little champion.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ It's amazing the technology that's out there. Of course I truely believe that God is the biggest part of everything! i'm happy for your family that things are going as well as they are and I hope that they continue to get better!

TheVasquez3 said...

Kellan i was just thinking about this baby the other day, i had not heard an update for a little while and was hoping no news was good news...thank you for the update. we will send up a few prayers!

Pam said...

Thanks for the update! I was wondering how he was doing. He is so small...but strong and growing! We will continue to pray!

Karen said...

Thanks for the update, I'ev been wondering how he was doing. So tiny, so amazing. God is good.

Toni said...

So glad it is a good update; bless this little miracle man!

LaShawn said...

I am still praying. Our family is very familiar with NICU and fighter babies!

God bless!

Irene said...

That is so wonderful. I have been thinking about that little guy and hoping and praying he was doing well.

frog ponds rock... said...

Thanks for the update Kellan.. I had been wondering how he was going..

I am still praying for this little one and for his parents as well...

..Thank you..

Kim xxx

Amanda said...

WOW!! He's sooooo tiny. I have been thinking of him often. Thanks for this update.

Brittany said...

Great news! I will keep praying! :)

Kami said...

So glad he is doing well! And breathing on his own, wow, that's a big step.

Go baby!

:-)

Joanna said...

Thanks for the update - I was just praying for all of you yesterday. I'll keep at it.

Leah said...

Kellan, I'm so glad you posted an update! I came over here today with the intent of doing a little "PS, how's the sweet baby boy?" and I find the update waiting for me...

What an amazing little boy and OH MY WORD, look how tiny he is!!!

Kelly said...

Wow, seeing him by the nurses hands really gives you a good perspective on how tiny he is!! I'm so glad he's continuing to do well.

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a sweet, precious little miracle. I will continue to think of your family and pray for him.

Maria said...

Aww! What a little sweetie!

Steph said...

Kellan,

I'm glad that he is doing so well. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Steph

just jamie said...

I haven't stopped thinking about him. So glad to hear he is strong, and breathing on his own! Wow.

Will keep praying.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Thanks for sharing with us. We've all been thinking of him and hoping for good things.

THopgood said...

GO BABY GO! I'm so glad to see an update...I've been wondering.

ps..LOVE the roach and mouse story! I feel the same about both!

Kelli said...

he has doubled his birth weight. That is so great. Glad for the update.

HRH said...

Yeah and sending continued prayers...

JenKneeBee said...

My goodness, he is teeny tiny!

Becky said...

So glad to hear he is improving. 2 pounds...so very tiny!

We continue to pray for him, Kellan.

Amy said...

My prayers are still with you and your family. May his continue to grow and thrive.

Kaci said...

Thanks for the update Kellan!! Glad to see he's doing well. :)

dlyn said...

So glad the babby is coming along well - keeping him in my prayers!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm so happy he's gaining and growing!

Melissa said...

Gosh for a minute I couldn't even see where he was in the picture!

I'm glad your boy is hangning in there, 4 weeks is a milestone and breathing on his own! WTG, little man!

I'm still praying!

kimmy said...

I've been thinking about your nephew and I am glad to hear that his doing well!

You are so right, they may be small, but they are strong fighters!

Have a good weekend!

Kimmy

amanda said...

thanks for the update :)

so happy to hear the good news!!

will keep sending love and prayers!

Natalie said...

I'm so glad he's fighting and doing well.

mama meji said...

So tiny...this pic reminds me of when my son was hospitalized when he was still 3 weeks old. It was a pretty difficult time for me -and my family.

I'll pray for your baby (great-nephew.

Hillary said...

Go baby go! I'm glad he's doing well.

Rachel said...

Kellan this is so wonderful to hear. I am so happy that you updated us. I have been thinking about him.

Angela said...

It isn't easy coming into this world is it
still praying

Steph said...

WOW!! still sending positive thoughts your way!

katy said...

Wow, such a strong little boy to be breathing on his own at 2 lbs. God must truly be near...holding his tiny little hand.

Patti said...

Been in my thoughts and prayers every day. Glad for the update. Thanks Kellan!

Bren said...

Thanks for the update, Kellan. He is so tiny and I love that you describe him as mighty!

Yvette said...

Thanks for the update, Kellan!

I was thinking about him and wondering how he's doing. I'm so glad to hear he's hanging tough!

Take care!
Yvette

R Family of 4 said...

Thanks for the update Kellan, I think about your sweet baby all the time. Especially as my 21 week old babies continue to make their presence more and more known. No that was not a typo we just found out we are expecting babies!!! Life is so fragile. I will continue to hold your sweet baby in my thoughts and prayers.

Carl & Kathy said...

Thanks for the update Kellan. It's good to hear that he is gaining weight and doing better. We will continue to pray for him and his family.

forgetfulone said...

My grandsons (twins) were born at 23 weeks' gestation. One pound, one pound 5 ounces. Six months later, they are 7 and a half pounds and almost 9 pounds. Miracles happen! And this baby will be your miracle!

Julie said...

Oh! He is tiny!!! I'm so happy he is a fighter and doing well! Praise the Lord! \o/

Julie

Family Adventure said...

Wow, Kellan, he just looks so much smaller in this picture than in the previous ones. I guess the nurse's hands make all the difference.

Thank you for the update. It is wonderful to hear that he is now breathing on his own, gaining weight and doing so well.

Hope you're having a good weekend, Kellan.

Heidi

kim-d said...

There are great things in store for Your Little Baby, Kellan. I can just feel it. He is a permanent part of my prayers; of course, right along with you and the rest of your family!

Have a wonderful day, Kellan Renee!

Eileen said...

Kellan,
Thanks for the update. He has been on my mind so much. I will keep him in my prayers. He does seem like a fighter. So sweet!

How are you feeling?

XOXOX

Mimi said...

I was just praying for him this morning in church, I'm so glad to hear he's doing well!

KAYLEE said...

Great to hear i love to hear things like that! the real question is how are you feeling? nice to see you back :P

kaylee2 said...

I hope you are ok too :P

Stacy said...

Wow! What a little fighter he must be! I'll definitely keep him in my prayers :)

Ness said...

Kellan, check in at my blog. I tagged you for a meme.

Also, do you follow the blog Confessions of a CF Husband ? Their baby was born waaay early back in January and she has done phenomenally well. You might want to check it out as an encouragement for your nephew. I will keep him in my prayers.

Cathy said...

Fragile, yes, but clearly a fighter. Keep us posted.

Karen MEG said...

Oh, he is sooooo tiny! Glad that he is doing well; and hope he stays strong. What a little trooper!

EC said...

I'm so happy to hear that Kellan! I was wondering how he was doing... and I'm glad all is well :)

Erin

the dragonfly said...

So, so tiny! I'm glad he's doing well, keep us posted, please!

Don Mills Diva said...

I'm happy to hear he's doing well - please keep us updated...

Courtney said...

So tiny, so sweet, such a miracle!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Absolutely amazing. He is so very tiny and sweet. Lots of prayers for your little guy.

bren j. said...

Good grief! He is JUST. SO. TINY! I had to really look in that picture so see a baby...

So glad to hear he's getting bigger and stronger! Thanks for the update.

Kathryn said...

That is fabulous news! Thank you for the update!

Laura said...

Sending lots and lots of prayers...what a wonderful fighter...may he continue to improve.

shay said...

Thanks so much for the update. He's so tiny you can hardly see him under her hand. How amazing is that?!

We're praying too!

Elaine A. said...

My little boy and I continue to pray for your family's little baby. As I have said before, I know what you are going through and it's a long road. But I just know he's going to be fine! God is SO good!

yertle said...

Thanks so much for the update. I have been thinking of him and wondering how he is doing. I am so glad he is doing well.

LunaNik said...

So small. So precious. So strong. What a fighter he is! Go, Baby, Go!! Grow big and strong and mighty...you have so much to do and see in this world, you have so much to love and so many to love you.

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