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Awesome News But Still Need Prayers.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on October 28, 2008

After 18 days, Carter came off ECMO yesterday!  What amazing news this is as now they can start thinking about surgery.  Please pray for Carter and Brad and Kellie as they continue to deal with all that CDH is and means.   This is definitely a step in the right direction!

Ava was extubated yesterday!  Please continue to pray for her that her body heals and she is able to go home soon to be with her family during the holiday season.  She is an amazing little girl with such spunk and fight. 

God is an awesome God.  Please remember to keep these familes in your prayers daily.

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Prayers for Carter.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on October 15, 2008

Just wanted to update a little on Carter.  He’s holding his own right now on ECMO and his color looks great.  Mom and Dad are doing good too.  Please keep this little fella in your prayers as he is going to need them in the days and weeks to come.  Ashley and I are going to go up and visit soon (we haven’t been in Duke since p died) because he’s just too cute to resist any longer.  I had to add some pictures of him (kellie and brad hope you don’t mind).  I saw these tshirts from Chasing Fireflies (love this store) and Carter so needs these with his new rock star hairdo! 


And here’s a pic just because I absolutely love what Cas did with Elli’s pumpkin!  I am completely stealing this idea and doing one for Parker.  My niece and nephew picked a pumpkin out for her the other day.  The chose a white one because they said she’s an angel.  Couldn’t help but to tear up. 

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Prayers for Carter.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on October 10, 2008

Please continue to pray for Carter as he was put on ECMO last night.  He and his family need our thoughts and prayers.  Take a peek at their blog and send them some good thoughts! 

They are an amazing family!

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Update on Seth. Prayers Needed!

Posted by Jessica Singletary on July 1, 2008

Seth didn’t have a good night last night. His blood pressure went up so they lowered the pressure of the ECMO from 100% to 95% to try to get it down. Then his blood pressure dropped to much and they had to turn it back up. Also yesterday we noticed these little red dots-the size of pin heads-on his arms, legs and feet. They weren’t sure what they were. Well this morning they were worse-alot worse. At that time he looked like he was bruised across his chest, down both arms, on both feet and going up his legs. His right arm and hand was the worse. There were some places on his face as well. By this evening some places have cleared up some. His right leg, foot, and especially his right arm and hand still look really bad. The places across his chest look a little better. The dr and nurses were very concerned this morning because all this came on in less than 24 hours. They started drawing blood and running cultures to see if there is an infection. So far the preliminary tests are all negative but the final results aren’t in. They are not sure what has caused this, they say there are different things that could be going on. But as for anything else not much has changed. They did start trying to pull more fluid off today, not sure how well that went.

We were able to meet with the PICU dr and with the surgeon today. The PICU dr talked to me and Russell this am and showed me the x-rays (Russell had already seen them). He pretty much explained to me what he had already explained to Russell. (that info is pretty much what was in the last update) Our meeting with the surgeon went well. He didn’t tell us really anything that we didn’t already know. He did tell us though that Seth is where they would expect him to be on day 5 of ECMO. So that was encouraging-I guess. He just said we were gonna have to wait it out. They are hoping in the next few days they will be able to see more on the x-rays. He did say that Seth would not have his surgery until he could possibly be weaned off the ECMO-unless they felt the surgery would be needed before then. Right now they want to wait and sorta let his body do things on their own.

Thats about all we know at this time. Seth is in much need of all the prayers he can get right now. We really need to see his lung growth!!! He is stable but still very, very critical!!

With faith, hope, & love,


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Keeping Seth In Our Prayers.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on June 28, 2008

Please continue to keep Seth in your prayers.  He is stable and still on ECMO.  Pray for lung growth and please continue to pray for strength for his family.  They are amazing people!  Go to the link below for pictures of Seth.

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Update on Seth.

Posted by Jessica Singletary on June 25, 2008


Baby Seth was born this morning at 8:50. Weighing in at 9 pounds. He was taken straight to the NICU due to his lungs not being developed.

We got to see him for the first time about 1:30 this afternoon. The drs are not giving us much hope for his survival. But, we are praying for a miracle.

They have now moved him to the PICU to put him on the ECHMO (heart/lung machine). We are waiting to hear from the drs about how this went. This machine will take out the carbon dioxide and will put oxygen back into his blood.

Mom, is doing better right now than she was earlier today. She has had some major pain and pain medication. She will be in the hospital for about 3 days.

We will update later.

PRAY, PRAY for a miracle.


Mawmaw & Preacher Jody

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