Teeny Tiny Truman

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

Monday, August 14, 2006

Wonderful News!

Just before leaving the hospital late this afternoon, the nurse practitioner came in with the results from Truman's neural scan this morning. He has a Grade 1 bleed in the left ventricle, which is small enough that it should have little to no ramifications and should resolve itself over time. The right ventricle does not have any bleed at all!

This is the best news that we could have possibly hoped for. Now, Truman should have a chance to be a normal little boy someday (assuming that his parents don't screw him up too much).

Every stage of this NICU process will be bringing its own challenges, but today Truman managed to clear a couple of really big hurdles. Today has been a very good day.

Thank you, everyone, for your continued support.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's great news! We're so glad to hear Truman is doing so well.

Mike and Debbie

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take my chances on the parents - I really don't think they'll do a bad job!! Truman - you keep fighting!!! WONDERFUAL NEWS !!!!!!
We love you three!
the Neppers

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Widge/Kathy Stamback said...

This news is the best! Truman and both of you are in our constant thoughts.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you all.
Barbara and Bill McCarley

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is such fantastic news! You are in my constant thoughts!
Much love,

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Triple "T" (Teeny Tiny Truman) All the Mad Hatters are praying for you, little man. You hang in there and fight, fight, fight!!! You will soon be a big lad like Ole' Davis Grandad! Love to all.

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


That's wonderful news. I have had you ALL in my prayers and so has Lisa. I know Truman will grow up to be a fine boy just like our Brandon is.

Much love,
Betty Husbands

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Jason and Kerri said...

Hooray! Go Truman Go!! We are so happy for you guys! Here's hoping for some smooth sailing for this littlest Raider :). We love you guys, and we'll keep praying!!
Love, Jason and Kerri

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so wonderful!!!! We are thinking about all three of you!
Jason and Cinda

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like Truman is really a fighter! Looking forward to more good news.

Clem, Elcid, and Tamara Mancini

1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What wonderful, wonderful news!!

Donna Williams

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kara & Ben,

We are so glad that Truman is better. Continued good wishes and prayers for you all including Grandma & Pa. You are fortunate to have such stable & wise parents to keep you grounded.

James & Annada

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're so happy that Truman is getting better each day! Prayer does work!
Mary Jane and Lee Teetes

10:11 AM  
Blogger Robert Witte said...

Great news! Just know that you have so many friends praying for you guys. Keep the faith, and watch the little guy grow each and every day.

God Bless You All.

Robert Witte

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Kara and Ben,
My thoughts and prayers are with you both and precious baby Truman. I know that things must be so tough, but press on! And from the most recent post, it sounds like Truman is making wonderful progress. Also, a beautiful name that you have chosen for your baby. We are thinking of y'all, and hoping and praying for the very best for you and your family. Please let me know if you need anything at all! If you need me to check your mail or water your lawn or come by with donuts, just call or email, and I will hurry over!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Truman: We have been wholly, totally, and completely consumed with you,"tiny Truman", since your arrival. What a precious gift you have become to us all. We have witnessed the manifestation of God's love, power, grace, mercy, and glory in you. You are a survivor, and God's calling on your life is special. Already, lives have been changed in some way forever, through you. God is alive, well, and "real". We will love you always. Great Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Steve

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just heard about the early arrival. I am so pleased to hear that Truman is a fighter and things are going well considering the circumstances. It makes me realize how fortunate I am to be having an uneventful pregnancy. We will miss you at book club but know that we will be keeing yall in our thoughts and prayers.

Amy Samford

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Grandma Nora said...

Dear Kara, Ben & Tiny Truman

It was so wonderful to get the news about everything! Love him a lot. I pray for the three of you daily. Sorry I wasn't there, but I am practicing my balance three times a week.


Grandma Nora

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Carolyn said...

That is wonderful news. We are continuing to pray for both of you and for little Truman.

Love, Matt and Carolyn Tapie

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Casey DiBenedetto said...

Kara, Ben, and Truman,

I am so glad to hear the good news. My mom (Debra) has been keeping me updated. All three of you have been in my thoughts and prayers.


6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your precious miracle baby!

Jen from PA (Dec. Expecting Board)

10:17 PM  

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