I have plenty of typing to do to put a school assignment together for my students, so I can only pop in for a minute. 🙂
An update on baby Camden, taken from an email I received shortly after his operation:
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!
Little Camden Roell is in recovery. The surgeon left the operating room smiling. ALL of his organs were successfully moved except for a spleen. The spleen started bleeding badly and it was decided to remove it. When they did it, they found that God had given him an extra one! Only one in about 500,000 people have a second spleen like that!
Camden did not develop a diaphragm and only has one lung, but they either were able or are able to make him a diaphragm out of a synthetic material and the little lung he has, while under developed, is bigger than what they thought.
Camden’s lung is still not working on its own, but the docs are continuing to work with him. A machine will continue, at least for now, to oxygenate and clean his blood.
This is one tough little boy with a VERY BIG GOD!
Thanks for praying everyone.
Things are going well over here, life is busy at the moment but the goodness of God makes my heart sing. Memories of our last few days with Jenna are coming hard and strong at the moment and I am weepy at times. Today a year ago we had just arrived on the family farm. Jenna was overwhelmed with all the ‘newness’ of everything and was a difficult little madam. I don’t have time to upload pictures right now but I’ll post some pictures from that trip later – I have some really cute ones. OH…what I wouldn’t do to just scoop the muffiny in my arms right now for a big bear hug! (Jenna gave great hugs, like her daddy).
Gotta go – Helena, thank you for your sweet note. I got it in the mail yesterday. Michelle – I have no link to your blog address. Please leave a link for me, I’d love to visit you there.
I’ll bow out with a question: Are you watching the Superbowl tonight? We’re going to our pastor’s – hence the haste to get schoolwork done. I have been asked to take a jar of pickles for sandwiches tonight. Do you like pickles?