Wednesday, September 08, 2004

The latest on our sweet baby Cass

Our baby Cass came to us on Wednesday July 14th, 2004. He was born with some heart issues, namely; ASD,VDS, PDA, a Pulmonary Valve that doesn't function well and a few other things with his heart that are all known to be a heart murmur. He also was born with some genetic defects that have resulted in his difficulty to breath on his own, eat on his own and his pinky fingers aren't fully developed. He has been in the hospital since the 25th of August with some difficulty breathing and keeping his food down. Since then has been through a grueling regimen of tests and a feeding tube since. To say the least, he has been a trooper. On Labor Day the doctors determined that his breathing troubles were the result of a sever case of Laryngomalacia. It's good to now know what is going on and be able to move forward with treatment. The doctors say that most kids grow out of this condition on their own in a year to a year and a half. More info is readily available on the internet. We just need to get Cass to a stable condition that we can maintain at home in a normal setting until he is able to out grow his condition.

Last Friday night he was taken to the PICU due to being in distress. His blood oxygen levels have been stable since they've kept him on a CPAP machine. The latest is that on Friday (9-10) Cass will have a tracheotomy done to help keep his airway open and bypass the troubled area until it can heal on it's own.

He is a sweet baby, a blessing to our family and we are so thankful to our Heavenly Father for the many prayers and blessings he has sent our way. We thank you all for your love!
Love,
Cass' Mom :)

11 Comments:

Blogger Gordy AKA Luke's Dad said...

Hi Cass' Mom,

I just want to let you know that I will be praying for your little boy and I am so thankful that I could help you this evening. If you have any questions, dont hesitate to ask.

Luke's Dad AKA Gordy

September 8, 2004 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Triton's Dad said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cass and your family. Best wishes - Phillip and Dawn Vitale (aka Triton's parents)

September 8, 2004 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

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September 8, 2004 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Hi this is Chris and Jenni, Aidan and (?) Burns, we are friends of Luke's family. We will be adding your special little one to our prayer list!

Bless you, The Burns' from Burlington, WA

Chris and Jenni.com

September 8, 2004 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Cox Family said...

I know that little Cass is a blessing to your family. I will pray for Cass and Luke on Friday morning, that the surgery's will go smoothly and that recovery will be speedy. God bless.

September 8, 2004 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Note said...

hello... i just wan to tell u that god will continue to bless u and your family member.. continue to trust in jesus christ n a miracle will happen.... god will guide u all the way... so nv ever worry.... spend the fruitful time with ur child... tak gd care n god will bless u n ur family members....

September 8, 2004 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Leon said...

I saw Gordy's note about Luke's friends. I think writing here will help you and your family. I mentioned Cass in the following post:
http://firemind2.blogspot.com/2004/09/blogging-for-luke-19.html

take care.

September 8, 2004 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger 24/7 MOMS said...

We are friends of Luke's ...And wanted to let you know we will be praying for your sweet baby Cass...

The Novotny's

September 8, 2004 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Bert said...

Baby Cass, we are lifting you in prayer daily, that the Lord would strengthen your little body. That the procedures that need to be done would go smoothly and the doctors and surgeons would have great wisdom in monitoring your care. I pray that your family would get the rest that they need and that they would be encouraged as they look at your beautiful face.

September 9, 2004 at 10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People way across the country in Connecticut are thinking and praying for baby Cass and his family. Much love and good wishes for strength and health are sent your way. We include you in our prayers nightly. Depend on Him and ask Him to accompany you as you face the unknown. You will be guided and uplifted and blessed in many ways. Bless you and your sweet family.

September 12, 2004 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Papalou said...

I have been christened PapaLou by my grandkids, one of which is Cass. I am his Daddy's Dad. I just want to share that the supportive messages from all the participants here are very much appreciated. Your faith is astounding! Cass is indeed a little fighter, and now that he can breathe a little better, he will grow quickly. As your thoughts and prayers are with Cass, so are ours for all of you.
PapaLou

September 14, 2004 at 6:39 PM  

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