Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My SWEET baby boy is ONE!

One year ago today my beautiful baby boy came into this world. Quickly taken from me and whisked away into a world of tubes and beeping equipment. Not able to be swaddled in his mothers arms for many days. Kaden has been so brave. He has had so many obstacles to overcome in his first year of life. He has been hospitalized 5 times. Thirty four days of his 12 months have been spent in the hospital and he has spent countless hours at different doctors offices over the last year. He has already had more to deal with than most do their whole entire lives. In the last 12 months my fighter has dealt with:

Meconium aspiration

Mechanical ventilation


low platelets with infusions

supraventricular tachycardia


hypoxic brain injury

infantile spasms or West syndrome

hearing impaired (wears hearing aids)

cortical vision impairment

spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy



left ventricular hypertrophy

mild aortic root dilation

Kaden has changed our lives in ways I cant describe with words. He has taught me the true meaning of unconditional love, strength and courage. He has brought out the goodness in others and because of that, our family has seen an out pouring of love and support. This has warmed our hearts and inspired us to be better people. Our older kids have also learned a few valuable lessons this past year.

Life on Earth is short even though the journey sometimes seems long. We don't know what the future holds for Kaden or for any of us for that matter........ so we cherish each moment, each memory....... and know that God holds a better place for us all.