Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Please Pray for Caleb

Caleb is my one year old (great/second/first-once-removed?) cousin. He lives in Illinois, so I haven't been able to meet him yet. Caleb was born with many internal abnormalities that even Mommy doesn't completely understand, so I'm just going to quote his Mommy and Daddy:

Caleb was born with a small diaphragmatic hernia ( small hole in the diaphragm that allowed his very small stomach and pancreas to slip up and develop in his chest), abdominal situs inversus (his liver is on the wrong side), partial anomalous pulmonary venous return to his heart (one of his veins in his heart hooks up in the wrong spot), possible malrotation of his large intestines, and no spleen. To complicate things further his liver goes across the middle of his abdomen instead of being on one side.

Even I know that's a lot for one guy to handle!

Yesterday Caleb had surgery to put a patch in his diaphragm that will reinforce the area where his stomache has been herniating into his chest. The surgery went well, but was very complicated (the surgeon rated it 9.95 on a 10 point scale) because nothing is where it should be inside of Caleb's little body.

Caleb is in a great deal of pain right now, which is very difficult for his Mommy and Daddy.
Please pray that Caleb's healthcare team will be able to get his pain under control quickly.
Please pray for strength and comfort for Geoffrey and Rebekah (Caleb's parents).
And please pray for Caleb's healing.


Sara said...

Poor little guy. I will be praying for them all.

The Bradshaw's said...

Poor baby! What a fighter!! Pray for healing and strength for everyone