Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Picture Catch Up

Two Days Before Surgery (Saturday, January 17)
You can see how jaundice little Reed was getting. It was time for a new heart! Don't you think he is going to be a little "baller" with those big hands!
One Day Before Surgery (Sunday, January 18)
Braden was really sad to think about his brother going in for surgery even though we didn't know it yet.
Then Braden quickly remembered that Reed was going to get his new heart the next day!
The Day of Surgery (Monday, January 19)
This picture was me having a little talk with Reed telling him that he was finally getting a new heart!!!
Last picture of our family with the "old Reed" Kisses with our little fighter!
Graphic Pictures Below!!!!
If you have a weak stomach then you might want to skip this part! Here is a picture of Reed cut open waiting for his new heart. Yes, we had to sign papers in order for the nurse to take pictures. She said that she had never had that request before.
All ofthe wires are the heart bypass machine that was connected to his heart.
Reed's old heart
Reed's new heart!!!! How many people will actually have a picture of their two hearts that they had during their life....Reed will!
This picture is bitter sweet though because I cannot look at this picture without thinking of the family that gave us this incredible gift. Please continue to keep them in your prayers too!
Reed right after surgery. His coloring was already a ton better. Look at the cool scar that he is going to have and not remember one thing about the day he got it!

Reed is still doing great. I am about to leave to go visit him. I will update later with pictures from yesterday and today. Please pray that his extubation will go smooth this afternoon. This is the tube that is in his mouth helping him breath. They are giving him some medicine this morning to help him get some more of the fluid off his chest before they remove the tube. Please pray that he continues to do really well and that each day he keeps improving! Love, Keeley and Ryan

19 comments:

The Simmons Family said...

We're praying for Reed to have a quick recovery! Our Mr. Owen, also has HLHS and is waiting for a heart. Reed's story definetly gives us HOPE!!

Prayers,
Andrea
Simmonsfamilyupdate.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

Absolutely amazing! Your family has been in my constant thoughts and prayers. I know personally how it can be hard to find time to post between hospital visits and taking care of another baby, so thank you for keeping us all updated!

Elizabeth said...

Keeley, God is Good! The Owensbys are continuing to lift all of you up in prayer. The pictures are amazing...of Reed before and after and of the hearts. My heart goes out to the donor family. What a wonderful thing they did for Reed! Love and Prayers. Elizabeth

mkburcham said...

Wow! Those pictures are incredible..you and Reed (and Ryan and Braden), have been in my thoughts and prayers non stop. I so wish I was there to give you a great big hug..Thanks for keeping us all updated. I will pray for a quick recovery for little Reed and that he will soon get to go home with his family! Love you lots!

Vanessa said...

Wow, he looks really great after his surgery. I'm so glad to hear that he's doing well, and love getting to see the updates. You are doing awesome with all of this, and I have a lot of admiration for you (always have, of course:)). Love you.

Nancy (Palmer) Dodson said...

These pictures are amazing! How wonderful that you thought to do that. You are still in my prayers this week as he transitions with his new heart. Thanks so much for sharing your story this way so we can be blessed through you and your family.

Ann said...

Keeley and Ryan, you are a true blessing of faith and hope to all of us! What incredible examples! God is good and I will continue to pray for healing! As well as, remembering the family that gave the little heart to Reed. You are an amazing family!

Please in Mississippi are praying for you too! It is a small world that they ran into you at the hospital a few days ago! The Pharrs and little Isaac is doing well after his surgery too!

Love you! ann

Hoy and Ali said...

Wow--what great pictures of this miracle! Looking at that picture of a healthy heart donated to your sweet little boy makes me want to cry from here! As a mother and Christian, you know there is no greater gift that to lay down your life for another, but oh my how painful. May God bless that precious, generous, unknown family beyond words for the greatest gift here on earth--LIFE!

Congratulations!!!!

Lauren said...

Hi White Family,
I know you have NO CLUE who I am...but my sister and I (and our families) keep up with your blog and have been praying for Reeds new heart!
"May the GOD of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT!" Romans 15:13

Enjoy that sweet baby boy!
Chivas and Lauren Thompson
Sam (4) and Chap (10 months)
Kosciusko, MS

Emily said...

God is so good. What an amazing strength and faith you all have had through this. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

andrea said...

Those were awesome pictures...that is soooo amazing! I'm so glad prayers were answered for Reed's new heart, and I pray that he will continue to thrive with is new heart.

Your family is beautiful!

Michael and Hannah said...

Okay, I do have a weak stomach, but those pics were worth looking at... amazing! Reed has been through more in his tiny little life than most of us have in decades - such a strong fighter!

Alyson said...

I am a friend of Jenny DeHart's and you all have been in my prayers since those beautiful boys were born. I am so glad Reed is doing so well. Congratulations on a successful surgery and a beautiful new heart!.

Hello blog buddies! It's me, Crouse! said...

so so happy for you guys! what an answer to prayer. i know i am just one of thousands of people that have been praying for you, but i just can't imagine going through all this and still being so positive, so faithful - may God continue to bless you and your family!

Max's Family said...

Those pictures are absolutely amazing. We're still praying!

Gavin's Mama said...

Reed looks great for just having open heart surgery! His color is great too! I remember how amazing I thought it was to see Gavin go from blue to pink within hours of surgery. Our God is so good! We are so happy for you all... still praying!

Jan Cromer said...

Ryan and Keeley, you have been in my thoughts and prayers since Brian told me about Reed and Braden. I am so grateful that he is doing so well. Your boys are adorable. May God continue to bless you all. My prayers also go to the brave family that made this possible. I would love to see you and your beautiful family. Love, Jan Cromer (Brian's mom)

Missy said...

You are officially the best mom blogger!! That is amazing!!! You all are in our thoughts!

Courtney said...

Wow, Those pics are amazing! What a miracle...I'm so glad he's doing good, and all of you hang in there!