Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Stepping Stones! Happy Birthday ETHAN

Ethan is my little boy who Has been through a lot in the past 3 years! He went from being the  most beautiful and  dark haired little angel you could possibly imagine! Then at two and half months my baby was jaundice and we  found out that he wasn't born with bile ducts! So the doctors did a surgery called a Kasai whitch is the reconstruction of his bile ducts. This surgery helped him out till he was 8 months old and then had upper GI bleeds and he was critical condition! We were life flighted to Cincinnati Ohio and that's where it took us 9 months waiting for a miracle.... A child from another mother saved my child's life. We will NEVER forget FEB 17th 2011! I praise God and I pray for that family who lost there angel to save my angel! If you scroll downwards there is some information for Biliary Atresia !! Also I made a video for you all of my precious baby! 

Biliary atresia results in a progressive inflammatory process which may lead to cirrhosis of the liver. The infant looks normal at birth but developsjaundice after the age of 2 to 3 weeks with yellowing of the eyes and skin, light-colored stools and dark urine caused by the build up of the pigment called bilirubin in the blood. The abdomen may be swollen with a firm, enlarged liver. Weight loss and irritability develop as the jaundice increases.
There is one case of biliary atresia out of every 15,000 live births. Females are affected slightly more often than males.
The preferred treatment is to attach the small intestine directly to the liver at the spot where bile is found or expected to drain. Bile flow is re-established in approximately 80% of infants who are operated before 3 months of age. Of these, about 50% will have some bile drainage and as many as 30% will have complete bile drainage. About 20% of infants will not be helped by the procedure. In these cases, the only option is a liver transplant.

My brother and I worked hard making this Video of Ethan! Hope you enjoy it!

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Marji said...

Happy Birthday Big Boy!!! I'm so thrilled you have such a great day to celebrate! God is good!!

Suzys Crafts said...

WOOHOO!!! Congrats and Happy Birthday Ethan! So proud to have met you and your mommy and sissy. Love you all so much! Big hugs and lots of kisses.

Madge Gillen said...

Woot Woot!!!! Happy Birthday horns are blowing for you sweet Ethan! I wish you the best day ever! That is one great mommy you have! Give her a Big kiss she loves you so much!

jennyplace2 said...

Happy Birthday sweetie, I am so happy for your Mommy and Daddy that this day has arrived with you being a healthy little boy like you should be. You have been very blessed to have such a loving family that will do anything for you. Have a great day and hope you get spoiled rotten!

SueNJ said...

Happy Birthday Ethan! I have been here reading your Mom's posts about you and what a special little boy you are. Have a blessed birthday.

Sue B

Wandeezy said...

Love it Melissa!!! <3

Haidee said...

Happy Birthday to your blessing Ethan!!! "I am glad to be the hop w/ & love the video!!

Marianne said...

Happy Birthday, Ethan. Thanks for sharing your story, Mel. Don't think someone lost an angel to save your son, think your son was saved by an angel. You and yours are in my thoughts this Thanksgiving and on.

Monica Edwards said...

Happy Birthday!! Ethan... You made it and many more to come

Monica Scraps2treasure

Madison said...

Happy Birthday Ethan!!! You ROCK little guy:) Many blessings to you!

Shawnee Penkacik said...

Happy Birthday Ethan!! I hope your birthday is wonderful and blessed!!

Lisa said...

Your video was great! I can't believe how big he is getting! Thanks for letting me be part of his special hop this year!

callyannc said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! Give mommy hugs! CallyAnn

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