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Friday, April 14, 2006

A request

If you pray, please say a prayer for Drew. Pray that he finds peace, he deserves it. Please keep him in your thoughts, things are looking very bad right now.

His kidneys have basically shut down and dialysis cannot be done. We are waiting on a radiologist to read the U/S of the kidneys done a little earlier this afternoon to see if it's a blood supply issue or what. Drew's surgeon told us that if his kidneys do not start working by the end of the weekend, he (surgeon) is not optimistic about Drew's chances of survival.

Raymond just spoke to Drew's nurse and his blood gas is bad. Ph is 6.9 on high vent settings. He is so swollen and just not doing well at all. His sats are not good either--pre-ductal in the 70s-80s and post-ductal in the 60s.

Here are the only 2 pictures we have right now of the four of us--Raymond, Elizabeth, Drew and myself.



31 comments:

April said...

I can not even begin to imagine what you and your family are going through. My family and I are praying so very hard for you guys.

Lisa said...

Jana, I'm a friend of April's from one of her boards....I just wanted to tell you I'm praying for Drew, and for you and your family. I hope you can feel even a tiny bit of the love and support that are being sent to you. Words cannot say how my heart hurts for you and Drew. My prayers are with you every day.

Jenn said...

Jana,
I am from another board but heard about your baby Drew. I cant even express my sympathy, but as Lisa said, I hope you feel even a small amount of support from us. My heart is breaking for you and I have not stopped praying for your little one.
Please know that he has been, and will continue to be in my prayers.
God Bless you and your family.

Maggie said...

Hi Jana, my name is Maggie & I am a friend of April's from Moms Bored. I just wanted to let you know that I am praying so very hard for baby Drew. I can't even imagine what you and your family is going through. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
(( HUGS ))

Maggie said...

Hi Jana, my name is Maggie & I am a friend of April's from Moms Bored. I just wanted to let you know that I am praying so very hard for baby Drew. I can't even imagine what you and your family is going through. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.
(( HUGS ))

Kellie said...

Jana,

We are praying and our home church is praying for Drew. May he find peace and comfort. It's incredibly devastating to hear that your child may not survive. I pray that God can hold you and Raymond close in the coming days. Drew is a precious angel.

Kellie

Emma said...

praying soooooooooooo hard right now.

Anonymous said...

I am Avery's Grandma on her fathers side and my heart goes out to you. I will pray for your son and you and your family and I wish you all the best.

Carrol Gardner
carrolgardner@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am Avery's Grandma on her fathers side. My heart goes out to you. I will say a prayer for Drew and for strenght for you and your family.

God Bless you all
Carrol

carrolgardner@hotmail.com

ellie_may12 said...

Just wanted to let you know that the ladies on DIM are praying for you and your family.

I can't imagine what you must be going through.

"God, be with is special family. Comfort these parents. I pray that you will do a miracle in this little baby's life. I pray that you will give the family peace whether it is your will to heal Drew or take him to Heaven. Put your loving arms around Jana and give her the peace that only you can give her. In Jesus name...."

Shawna said...

Oh my heart just aches so much for you guys! Everytime I read another post, my gut just wrenches for you. I can't imagine what this must be like for you guys and it shatters my heart to know you have to deal with such hard things with your precious little boy. I cry so often for your family! Please know that we are all praying so very hard and wishing for nothing but the very best.

Drew, Keep fighting little man! You hang in there and keep shining like the radiant beam of light that you are. You are such a miracle and so very deeply loved by so many more than you could know! (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

Jana,

How my heart hurts for you at this time. My family and I are continuing to pray for Drew. What a precious baby he is. Even though we don't know you personally, we feel so very close to you at this time. Your family is in our every thought and every prayer.

Anonymous said...

Listen, I am praying so hard for your son. The pain you feel is something I know all too well. Your story of your son is the closest I have heard on CDH children that relates to my son. My son Alex was born in September. He was on Ecmo for 3 weeks, and had his repair surgery on Ecmo. He didn't make it in this world and he is my angel. I want you to know even though we are several miles apart and you don't know who I am my heart, soul and prayers are with you, your family and most importantly in your son. I want to see him pull through, more than you would ever know a stranger would. I can't put into worlds how much I know your pain, and your worries, and the emotions you are feeling. If you need someone to talk to please contact Sheri (Jax's Mom) and she has my email address. Amy

Donna and Blake said...

Jana all my prayers are with Drew tonight and every night! My heart goes out to you and your family. I cant even begin to imagine....

Melissa H said...

I am also from Mom's Bored (April) My family, church friends and anyone I can get to, are praying for you family and baby drew! I could not imagine being in your shoes...you are such a strong women and a great mom! I am really praying and hoping for an easter miracle! Hugs!

Melissa H said...

I am also from Mom's Bored (April) My family, church friends and anyone I can get to, are praying for you family and baby drew! I could not imagine being in your shoes...you are such a strong women and a great mom! I am really praying and hoping for an easter miracle! Hugs!

Sus said...

Oh Jana, I am so sorry you are going through this. You are in my prayers and thoughts everyday. I hope Drew can find the peace he needs...and you, Raymond and Ellie, too. (((HUGS)))

kmm said...

Jana and family--I have been reading Drew's blog since the beginning. I have a daughter born with CDH so we know much of what you have gone through. We are praying hard for Drew and your family; for peace in your hearts and strength of body and mind. It just breaks my heart to see these babies and their struggles. You are in my thoughts constantly.

Kristyn
Iowa

Chelsea Johnson said...

Jana, I am praying that God will give you strength right now. You're so strong anyways, but I know that you're going through the hardest situation you've ever dealt with. I wish I could give you a great big hug right now or I wish that I could just hold your hand and tell you that I'm here for you.

Dawn G said...

Jana...I don't know what or how to even say whats in my heart. God has sure given you guys a beautiful son and in turn given him truly outstanding parents. I am praying and holding your family in my heart. What ever you need don't hesitate to ask, I'm here for you. You are an inspiration to me, hold strong.

Big hugs and Gods speed.

Anonymous said...

You, your husband, gorgeous daughter and especially your beautiful, brave son Drew are in my thoughts.
I can't even start to imagine what you and your family are going through.
All my 'virtual' support is with you.

Hiskes6 said...

Jana - Drew, and the rest of your family, are in my prayers.

GVM said...

You were an entry on my management blog (www.impactroom.blogspot). There is no greater distance between my superficial management tips and what you are experiencing and writing about. All the luck and strength. We'll burn a candle at the other side of the world for your child.

Rebekah said...

I'm a friend of Emma's from the Dec board. I just wanted to tell you that you're in my prayers, your entire family, and most importantly little Drew. ((((((hugs)))))) My family is praying for yours.

Amy Curtis said...

I will be praying. I know this is a very hard time. May the Lord's will be done and may He be with you all.

Anonymous said...

Jana, My heart goes out to you and your family. I can't even imagine all of the feels you and Raymond are having right now. I don't know what God's plan is for Drew, but I'm still praying for all of you. I know that God has his arms around all of you right now and he won't leave you. We don't always understand what God has in store for us, but I know that he will bless your family in ways that you cannot see coming. I am continuing to pray for Drew and your family. Thanks so much for keeping us all updated. I know that has got to be so hard for you to do.
In Christian Love, Pam Holman

Anonymous said...

I just want to say your son is in my prayers. Your son and your family will continue to be in my prayers as long as you need them

Fran said...

I have asked my sister to put your family and precious son Drew in their prayer circle. I can't imagine the heartbreak you are going through because I as a perfect stranger felt such heartbreak as I read your blog. God be with you and hold Drew in his tender hands.

Sheila said...

I am also on another board, but just wanted to let you know that i am praying for Drew and your family. I believe in the power of prayer and am asking God to comfort you during this time and heal your baby boy. God bless you all!

lise(breathofhope) said...

Jana,
my prayers are with you. For such a small hole to cause insurmountable problems...please know how deeply you and drew are prayed for
God bless you~
Lise ( Grace's mom)

Jenn said...

Jana,
We heard the news over at MB and I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss.
Its never easy when a child passes, but know that there is no more suffering for your precious Drew. I can not even imagine the pain that you and your family are going through right now.
I really just dont know what to say except that I am sorry...
God Bless you all sweetie
Forever in my prayers

Jenn