Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pray for Baby Jaden

Yesterday I received a phone call from Nurse Beth the surgeons nurse from Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She had asked me a while back if she could call me to talk with other parents with the same condition that Hank was born with (Transposition of the Great Arteries). She wanted Derric and I to mentor them and encourage them, I told her that Derric and I both would love that opportunity. So she called yesterday to let me know that there was a little boy Jaden who had TGA just like Hank and would be having his surgery in the morning, and that his family would like to talk to me. We were so excited to be able to love on them just like we were once loved on and encouraged. As soon as Derric got home from work we went downtown to meet them. We felt so blessed to be able to show them our healthy baby boy! We met with the parents Kristen and Jeff and their families,they are both very nervous like any parents would be for their baby, but felt so much comfort by the story and pictures we shared of Hank. Jaden will be 8 days old for his surgery, he weighed 7lbs. 12 oz at birth and has only one corinary artery. Jaden is having surgery at 8:30 am by Dr. Douglas the exact same surgeon Hank had. I will be going down to the hospital to sit with the parents during the surgery. Please pray for baby Jaden, for his family, the doctors, nurses, and surgeons that will be taking care of him. I will be sending updates!

Surgery Update:
The surgery went flawlessly. I went down to the hopsital and stayed with the family all day. Nurse Beth came and gave us lots of updates and finally Dr. Douglas (Hank's same OR Surgeon and nurse) came and gave us the final word. Jayden has had amazing family support from Kristen and Jeff' as well as their family right by their sides. It felt really nice to be able to give back and encourage another family like we had done for us. You might call this a "God Wink" but.... the gentleman that came to see us Brian and share his son's TGA story was also named Jayden (click his name to read the story) just a different spelling! Jaden means- God has heard. The Lord has a plan and a purpose for these 3 strong boys, hopefully one day we can all get together for a playdate. That would be so neat. God is so good!

Kristen hugging Dr. Douglas

Jeff thanking Dr. Douglas

Kristen, Me, and Jeff

I brought these links for the family and friends to write a sweet note for Jaden just like we did for Hank. It is such a sweet memory for us to read, Hank's is in his room still we read it often.

We had a wonderful time with this sweet family, please continue to join us in prayer for a quick recovery for Baby Jaden!


ashley lee... said...

Samantha! You're right...we do need to hang out soon. Seriously. We could even hang out Saturday night if y'all are available. :) I miss you too! I need to catch up on your blog...I heard a rumor that I need to find out if it's true! :) Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Sam, I am so thankful to the Lord for using you and Derric. You both are such precious Christians. I praise the Lord for your strength and courage. Thank you Father for blessing this family. Love ya, Mom

At the Beach with Dave and Alicia said...

Praying for Jaden... just so moved to see Hank holding that little sign knowing that he was in the same place Jaden was not too long ago... and there he is being such a little blessing to that sweet family! I am so proud of you Sam and your sweet family! Give little Hank LOTS of love from me, mom and Chazzers! We love you!

Gina said...

Made me cry!!! I am so glad you were able to encourage and bless this family. Bryan and I are praying for Jaden and his parents. I hope he is doing well.
PS-I would LOVE to get our boys together!

Gina-Jayden's mom