Our son Maxton was diagnosed with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) at his 19 week ultrasound. Maxton was born on 3/3/09 at Vanderbilt University. He fought hard for 18 days but earned his wings on 3/21/09. Maxton was an inspiration to many during his brief time on earth and has forever changed our lives. If your child is diagnosed with CDH, please feel free to contact us. Maxton may no longer live here on earth, but he will live forever in our hearts...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Surgery Update

I spoke with the surgeon tonight who explained that surgery may not happen until Friday. He said that the schedule is very busy tomorrow and that Maxton's surgery still might happen, but it would probably be on Friday. I am okay with this as David is off on Friday and I sure don't want them doing surgery when they feel rushed, so we will see what happens. I have been praying for the surgery and feel like God will let it happen when it is time. :-) Just wanted to let you all know that it may be tomorrow or it may be Friday! Other than that Max is doing well. Thanks for all the prayers and love and concern. We sure do appreciate it and I know it is nothing but the grace of God that has allowed Maxton to be such a fighter!


Rhonda in KY said...

Wonderful progress Maxton!

We certainly don't want the doctors to feel rushed. I do hope they get to do the surgery Friday for sure so Momma R. is able to be with you and he can eventually get rid of his "stinkin' vent".

Love the pictures and hearing that Maxton is full of poo just like Pappa John!

Lots of love & prayers...

Rachel said...

Awesome progress Maxton!!

Ash, I hope that Baby Maxton is able to have the surgery tomorrow. I am glad that Rhonda is with you. Lots of Love & Prayers. Thanks for keeping us all updated. Rachel

Tracy Meats said...

No matter what day the surgery is, Maxton is my prayers and God is watching over that little warrior!! Glad to hear that he is still doing well and is stable. Tell Maxton to keep fighting and he is one strong little boy.

Hugs, Tracy - mom to Ian

Craig and Kristi Kuehl said...

Thinking of you guys today, just in case they could "squeeze" him in... I am so inspired by your strength and Max's progress. These little one's truely are amazing gifts. Continue to update, as I am a SERIOUS STALKER :)