Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Exciting News

I like to keep this blog mostly art related, but from time to time I also like to share things that are going on in my life. As some of you know in Sept of 2007 I gave birth to my first child. My baby boy Noah Caiden came into this world via emergency c-section a month early. There was a blood clot in the placenta or umbilical cord, we'll never know for sure which one. Noah was a fighter, but his fight ended at 2 weeks old. As my fiance, my mother, and I looked on our baby left us for Heaven. He got a blood clot and it caused him heart failure. My mother and I have a long history or blood clots and both of us have had almost fatal blood clots. We have a hereditary blood clotting dissorder known as Anti-Thrombin III deficiency. Since Noah's death many many doctors have told me I should never try to conceive again since there's no medicine for what we have other than the standard blood thinners. Well a few days ago the FDA approved a new medicine for our dissorder that will be used for patients with ATIII during surgery and pregnancy. I am beyond excited about this. My moms boss told her and her co-worker to check out something the FDA had released about peanut butter and some how she ended up on the page about the new medicine. I know without a doubt God took her to that page. Of course I will have to sit down and talk to all (and that's a lot) of my doctors about this. But, we have hope again. All of our hope was never gone, but it surely wasn't all there either. I just wanted to share this exciting news with you all. Keep us in your prayers!


Our angel Noah at 2 days old in the NICU.

4 comments:

Pattie Cordova said...

So happy to hear about these new meds... I hope they come through for you and I'm so, so sorry for your loss.

Sweetwater Designs said...

Technology is moving at an astounding rate..how beautiful that it will affect your life in this way. All the very best to you!

CassieMarie said...

Thank you both so much!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

the best of luck to you...medicine can be great!