A Very Personal Request

Nine months ago, I became a grandma. Nolan joined our family and took his place as the first grandchild and the first nephew. We simply adore him.

Around the age of five months he stopped gaining weight. Mom tried all the normal strategies but couldn't seem to get him to eat enough. About six weeks ago, he was admitted to the hospital. During some exams it was 'accidentally' discovered that Nolan's heart is enlarged. At first, we were told that this was a manageable condition and he'd be fine.

A few weeks later, we learned this was simply not the case. Nolan's heart declined dramatically and he was medically transferred to Children's Hospital. Within a short time, Nolan was added to the list to receive a heart transplant.

Today, he is stable and waiting for his new heart. He doesn't look like a baby awaiting a heart transplant. He plays, he's babbling, and he smiles when you least expect it. He has his bad moments, like when they are sticking him for bloodwork, but overall, he's a strong baby.

My request is that you would keep him and his family in prayer. Mom and Dad are at his side constantly. They each took an unpaid leave from work and will be with him throughout this journey. While we are anxious for Nolan to get his healthy new heart, we are also broken when we consider the family that will face a horrible loss and then make the decision to donate organs that will save lives. Please keep them in prayer as well.

For updates on him and his progress, you can visit his Facebook page.

1 comment:

  1. I am praying for Nolan. My sweet 16 year old had heart surgery when he was 6 months old and 4 years old. While not a transplant, it was scary nonetheless. My heart bleeds for you and your family. My friend has had 2 heart transplants. She is precious. Her blog is www.angelamoore.typepad.com. She will answer any and all questions. She is very open about her life and a beautiful strong Christian woman. James 5:16b....The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful.
    Much love my sister in Christ. Marci.....www.lifewithjoys.blogspot.com