This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Thursday, February 24, 2011


We are so grateful that the surgery went smoothly.....unfortunately we cannot say the same for the recovery.  These past 24 hours have been miserable.  They have given him numerous pain meds but nothing is doing the trick.....and he has not slept for more than 30 minutes at a time since he came out of surgery yesterday at 2:30pm.  And on top of all this, he is now requiring oxygen because his saturation's are low (due to the pain meds.)

Please pray that the doctors and nurses can find something that will ease his pain and let him rest peacefully.

This is so hard but I know it will be worth it....I can already tell the difference in his legs.


My little man is finally resting comfortably.  In fact he has been sound asleep for the past two hours.....snoring away next to me.

Anxious to see what each day brings!

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Anthony and Ashleys Mommy said...

I'm assuming its nerve pain and that is the worst pain to be in =-( poor little guy. Have they given him a muscle relaxer on top of the pain meds? I have issues with my trigeminal nerve in my face and when that thing flares up, no pain med will help but a valium will. And it also helps me sleep. good luck!


Anonymous said...

Nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. You feel so helpless.The day after major surgery is usually pretty shitty. Hard to have patience when your child is suffering. Your past 2 entries have given me goosebumps to read. Hang in there, Birtch's. Know that you all are surrounded by love and healing prayers.
Aunt Holly

Ben & Michelle said...

Well said Aunt Holly... we are all here wishing we could take away each and every hurt, heartache right now for you all. We are all here not going anywhere and not ceasing in prayers. Love you.

Katie said...

Poor baby! We will keep praying for John that he will not be in pain.