Sunday, May 22, 2011

Marck Update

Well it's been over three weeks now and Marck is still living at COTP and we are falling more and more in love with him and his parents everyday.  We had a team of doctors come out and do an ECHO on his heart.  He does in fact have a heart condition and we will be working on obtaining a med visa for him.  There is a team of visiting doctors coming to Santiago, Dominican Republic in August, so we are hoping to have all of his paperwork in place and get a surgery scheduled for him by that time.

Marck is still on oxygen 24/7, but is down to only three liters compared to the 8-15 liters that he was on for a long time.  His stats are improving and we are hoping that soon we will be able to take him completely off of oxygen so that he can go home until his surgery.

His Mom has been by his side the entire time.  Today is the first day that she has left, but she will be back in a few hours.  She is such a devoted Mother and would do anything for her son.  I don't know how she has stayed in that tiny room for so long with out leaving, I would be claustrophobic by now.

Kisses from Daddy!
Marck may only be 6 lbs, but he is definitely changing lives.  I can't even begin to count how many people have come to see him.  There is constantly a visitor or two, or some times twenty, who are here to pray with him and see how he is doing!  

He loves to look people right in the eye and hold on to peoples fingers!  He has the cutest little smile in the world!

His Mom has spent countless hours on that floor rocking him!

What COTP is able to do for this little life and his family is amazing.  With out the care our nurses provide for him, he probably wouldn't be here today.  Oxygen is one of the most expensive things at the local hospital.  There is no way that this family would have been able to pay for an oxygen machine for this long and they would have been sent home.  Not to mention all the money for meds, tests, food, etc that we have been able to provide for him.

Celebrating Haitian Flag Day!
Please pray that we are able to get all of his paperwork in order so that he can have his surgery.  Also pray that his Stats continue to stay high and that he can return home soon!

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