Our Hope

By sharing our story and our experiences with this birth injury we will hopefully educate people. Knowledge is power. Our hope is that you will read this blog, share it with your friends, and they will share with their friends. Then in some small way we have prevented other families from having to go through what we have.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good Morning

Jadon slept a few hours last night. Kiana said it was a little rough for a while so they upped his dose of morphine and even started to question whether they should switch medications. He was due for another dose at 3:45 am but slept through and missed it. I was able to hold him at 7:45 this morning, after he nursed in Kiana's arms. While I held him, he was smiling at his brother and sister. These were the first smiles we've seen. Then the meds wore off and he was screaming. They gave him an oral pain killer instead of IV morphine because that is what we will be discharged with today. Now, he sleeps.

During the screaming episode, the nerve Dr from the surgery team came by. He said that even though C6 was damaged beyond repair, he was able to patch enough graft in to get plenty of arm function back. I didn't ask the definition of "plenty" because I know it is a "wait and see" situation. The teams goal is to get full hand function, to get the arm above the head, and to be able to bend the elbow to get the hand to the mouth.

Lastly, I would like to point out that today is our anniversary and that I realized it first! I know Kiana has more than a few things on her mind, but I have to take advantage of this... it may not happen again!


  1. Heavenly Father, hear our prayer for little baby Jadon and for his family. In Your tender mercies, lead them all through this difficult time, upholding them and supporting them on this journey of faith, hope, love and healing. We offer thanks to you, his family and medical professionals for their efforts to restore Jadon‘s physical abilities. Please continue to watch over Jadon as he heals from his surgery. We ask that you keep this family safe and Jadon comfortable on their trip home. Jesus, we trust in You. Amen.

  2. Happy Anniversary - pretty cool 09/09/09. So glad to hear he smiled at you guys. Hard to believe what his little body has endured in the last 24 hours. Best wishes for a peaceful trip home. Love you guys and give Shelby, Jake & Jadon a kiss from us.

  3. Kiana & family - I am so glad that all went well with the surgery. He looks like such a happy little boy. Brenda keeps me updated. Happy anniversary and have a safe trip back. Pat Willard