This is where family and friends can keep up with the clan! Grab a cup of tea or coffee and see what we've been up to.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
CHD Awareness Day 10
Jethro wants you to know...
Approximately every 10 minutes in the world there is a baby like me (With Congenital heart defects) born into the same hard fight as me. It begins with blood tests and sticky wires, being intubated & sometimes sedated from moving, talks of heart catheters & open or closed heart surgeries, IV lines, picc lines, central ...lines and many medicines & machines just to keep us alive. PLEASE PLEASE Raise Awareness!! ♥♥♥
"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26
Mike and I have talked about the best way to let folks know what is going on with baby Jethro and his heart. There are options like Caring Bridge, which is set up for folks who are dealing with serious illnesses. However, we feel that it would be less stressful for me to just use this blog to update on the baby, and not have to learn a new system while dealing with a sick baby. I have added a "subscribe to" button for folks that want to know when the blog gets updated. ****ALSO. If you are on Facebook, Jethro has his own group, Jethro Storms Dole. I keep updates and prayer requests for Jethro there as well.****
I am a Christ-loving wife to my Beloved and the blessed homeschooling mother of 10 children, ages 21 to newborn. I'm now also a mother-in-law. :-) Our second to youngest blessing, Jethro was born with a congenital heart defect, so I am now what is known as a "heart mama".