Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Baby Christopher Update

We haven’t given you any news about Baby Christopher for quite some time.

You will recall that he is the son of the Sports Writer that has written some articles that we have posted on this site from time to time.

Baby Christopher, you also recall, desperately needed and received a Heart Transplant several months ago.

Well, fine, you say, so why are you talking about him now?  Is he OK?

Well, yes and no.

The Heart transplant was successful and is beating merrily away.

However, he is still in the hospital in ICU, in his 8th month!

Why still there? you ask.

Well, he has had one complication after another including the most severe which is renal failure !!!

And he has had several other surgeries.

And now he seems to have peritonitis and possibly (though not yet confirmed) septicemia BUT he seems to be conquering this also according to the latest report of about 5 hours ago in which his mother said he smiled and smiled at her for about 30 minutes. Wow.

But, he still needs your prayers as he is definitely not out of the woods yet.

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette Newspaper ran a series this week about him and his family.  Alas, you can’t read those articles because they are only for the paid subscribers to their website.

But, you can view a wonderful short video that the Newspaper put on line that is free to all. It is great!  HERE’S THE LINK.