Tuesday, April 21, 2009

please pray

Prayers for Stellan
This little boy is the reason I started blogging...

Last spring I happened to find this world of blogging which I never knew existed. One of the families we had in the NICU had a blog they decided to share with us once their baby went home. After looking at it and clicking on other blogs I happened to see a "Praying for Stellan" button on someones site. I was immediately drawn to it as it was an ultrasound picture. I just had to know why we were already praying for someone who wasn't even born yet.

It took less than a minute for me to be hooked. I had never met Mckmama and I knew nothing of her life or family, but I just knew I had to find out what would happen with this little boy. I became a regular reader of mycharmingkids.net. Like I said, I've never met this family but I grew attached to them like they were my friends or neighbors.

They said this little boy would not live. His heart was either working too hard or completely failing, and he wasn't even born yet.

On my honeymoon I paid $2.50 for 15 minutes of internet so I could find out how his delivery went...it was definitely worth it.

Stellan is now almost 6 months old and he will be having heart surgery today. After 5 months of having a "normal" rhythm this heart suddenly flipped back into SVT (an irregular fast heartrate). After an entire month of going back and forth between rhythms and failing all other treatments, surgery is his only option...and it still may not be a cure.

So please pray for this sweet boy and his wonderful family today...I know I will.

6 comments:

Mr. Puggle said...

extraordinary!

i will pray.

The Mrs. said...

I've also been following this...today I will pray pray pray.

flyboy's had a couple of ablations but needless to say he was MUCH older and even then they were tricky. But he is still with us today AND flying.

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

I am with you ma'am. I woke up at 12:45 to check Twitter. I can't stop praying!!

Lindsey said...

Praying!!!

Newlywed Next Door said...

You're so cute checking on Stellan on your Honeymoon. Definitely praying lot for the little guy!

Ashley said...

I've been following MckMama since before he was born too and I definitely prayed all day long!