Meet CASE!

This amazing boy was born 12-21-10 at a whopping 2 pounds, 13 ounces due to an unknown syndrome and Inner-Uterine-Growth-Restriction. His doctors didn't expect him to live but living life to the fullest is what he does!!!!
This Is his story:
-Case was born with a multi-cystic, dysplastic non-functioning left kidney (that has since shriveled up) and fluid pockets on his right.
-He is currently J tube and TPN dependent and fed 24 hours a day intervieniouly and straight into his intestistines due to swallowing issues, poor motility and intestinal issues.
-He has suffered from Crainiosynostosis (Sagittal), Chairi Malformation a tetered spinal all corrected via surgery hopefully to never return......
-He was born with an ASD, VSD, PFO and several "normal variants of the heart that are currently stable.
-He suffers from Failure to Thrive and extreme short stature.
-He started growth hormone therapy in March, 20015. He gets daily shots and they are WORKING!
-About a year ago, he passed out in a hypoglycemic shock with sugars below 20. He was quickly stabilized being we were at the hospital (thank God)....He still suffers from severe Hypoglycemia and can not go without nutrition for more than two hours, even at night.... He has home health nurses at night and while at school.
-Case also has very severe GERD on top of the motility issues and lack of function in his gut. He was unable to tolerate night feeds and is now on TPN and Lippids through a central line in his chest. He takes several medications to help but nothing seems to completely work....
-Due to lack of growth and intestinal failure he had his central line placed 1-20-15 (this is a semi-perminante IV in the major vein by his heart).
-On top of all of this Case was born with many birth defects and congenital anomalies. We hope to some day have a "name" to go with what ever syndrome he suffers.....but for know, we are blessed to have our boy with us.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

4 years ago.

Yesterday I needed to get my picture taken for my drivers licensee and when I looked down at my old license, I saw a young girl who decided she would hold onto her organs when she went on to heaven.......
4 years ago I was living in a different world. A would where The Children's hospital was just another hospital I've heard of and backpacks were for books. 4 years ago I had 3 healthy babies and terminal sickness was something I rarely thought about. 4 years ago when I got my last drivers license picture, I opted out of organ donation because I didn't want my organs "eyed up" and I didn't know I'd ever be living in a world that children die waiting for the gift of life. 4 years ago, I never dreamed I'd love a short, one kidneyed, webbed toes little man with all of my heart and someday, when I do pass I will leave my organs behind and I encourage you to too. Because, some day in 4 years or 14 it could be your loved one dying for the gift of life.


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