little max.

Aug 25, 2009

please take a minute to stop what you are doing right now and pray for my friends’ newborn son, max. max was born with a condition called CDH (congenital diaphragmatic hernia.) it refers to a defect in the diaphragm that allows the abdominal organs (stomach, intestine, liver, bowel, and spleen) to migrate into the chest cavity in utero. CDH is known to occur in 1 out of every 3000 live births and currently has an average survival rate of 50%. max had been kicking some serious CDH butt since his birth day on august 10th. he was even going to be extubated off his breathing tube today. however, last night he had a very bad episode and it was discovered that his lungs were filling up with blood. max is now on ECMO, which is basically heart and lung bypass. please please pray for this little fighter, that he would receive the rest and strength he needs to beat the odds and heal. please also keep his amazing parents, claire and jordan, in your prayers too.

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we love you little miracle max.

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