Teeny Tiny Truman

This page is all about Truman, born Aug. 8, 2006 to Kara and Ben.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Update: Midday Wednesday, August 30

I just spoke with Truman's nurse. He's having a very stable morning. He's off of the blood pressure medication and the ventilator settings have been weaned some. He also is back to being very fiesty, which means that he's feeling a lot better today. A different type of xray indicates that he does NOT have a bowel perforation.

Because he's stable, we anticipate surgery could be soon before he destabilizes again. I will keep you posted to the extent I have time today. (I'm in the middle of a big client meeting today).



Blogger Brian and Heather Tankersley said...

Wonderful news that he is stabilizing! We will be praying for a quick surgery that will get him going in the right direction. Thanks for the attention to the blog with sooooo much on your mind! God be with you all today!

12:38 PM  
Blogger cjzben said...

I am a poster from the preemie board. I just want to let you know that I am thinking of you. I so happy that he is stabilizing. Sending P&PTs for his surgery and a speedy recovery.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Kara - thanks for updating us this afternoon. I'm praying so hard for Truman, you and Ben!!!

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Tina (bamsx4) said...

That is great news! He is definitely a fighter! I am keeping Truman in my prayers.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kara and Ben,
Truman is a fighter. God continues to oversee everything in his life. I know that once again he will overcome this and all other obstacles regardless of the circumstances. We are praying for all of you and look forward to his progress report this evening. Remain faithful!!!!!!We love you.
Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Steve

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Charlisa said...

Thank you, Lord. Keep on fighting, little Truman!

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found your site from the Ivillage October Due Date Pregnancy board...you are in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time. I visit your site every day to see how your little one is doing.

Truman is a fighter! Stay strong.

-a fellow north texan

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Jeri & Chris Gerald said...

Re-allerted all of my prayer warrior friends up here to keep all of you on the top of the list during this set back. So good to hear that he is doing better this morning. Truman is even on the radio, I put him on the prayer list on a christian station up here. (KNNK) Kara & Ben, take time to love on each other during this time, I know how tired and stressed that you must be, but Truman needs you both at your best. We love you and pray for you often during each day.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Jason and Kerri said...

Good news! You guys and Truman are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks for keeping us posted with everything going on. We are pulling for you guys!
Love, Kerri and Jason

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I have been silently following your story through the Ivillage Preemie Board. My son developed NEC at 10 days old that needed surgery, removal of a large portion of his intestine and a jeujonostomy. A very long NICU story made short, he came home on his due date and is currently snoozing in his crib. I will keep Truman and your family in my prayers. I pray that Truman remains strong and surgery can sucessfully repair his bowel. Many (((hugs))) to you and prayers for Truman.
Mom of 26 wkr Elijah Joseph

5:16 PM  
Anonymous changa0429 said...

Candace from the iVillage Preemie board. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of y'all. I hope T3 is in and out of surgery quickly and back on the road to recovery.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben, Kara, and Truman,
We are thinking about you guys. Truman is a fighter and he will get through this. He has beaten the odds so far! We keep you in our thoughts and prayers! We love you guys!
Jason and Cinda

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kara, ben and truman,
i don't know you, but your story posted by a fellow pagan touched my heart. i am praying for strength and healing for you all. tiny truman is a real fighter you can be proud of him. truman keep up the fight i'll follow your progress.
love and healing light

doro from ireland

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I am so happy to hear that he is doing better! I am sending prayers that his surgery goes well and that you and your husband continue to stay so strong through all of this. Truman is an amazing little guy.

Heather, from the Dec EC on iVillage

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope everything goes great during surgery!! Keep us updated, am thinking of your little guy often!!

2:06 PM  

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