Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Some of you may or may not have noticed the link I have posted at the right, that looks like this.

Prayers for Stellan

You can hardly be a Mom Blogger without hearing of MckMama. She's sort of a Mom Blogger celebrity as it were. Up until recently I didn't really "follow" her blog. Not because I didn't like it or didn't think she had anything to say to me, but mostly because, as my one reader Kim pointed out, I have a real life, after all, with real kids, and a real husband. And much as I try to stretch out those hours in a day, they remain firmly fixed at 24. So I only have so much time in a day to keep up with my blog and my friends' blogs and the laundry and the kids and the homework and the laundry and the doctor's appointments and the laundry and the dog wanting out again and the laundry and the dog wants back in again and hey just for a change let's go do some laundry.

But I found a link somewhere to her blog a few weeks ago because her youngest MckMuffin has been having some health issues. This poor little guy had health issues before he was even born and nobody was certain he'd make it back then.

But he did.

But now he's fighting a battle for his life again.

Right now even as we speak, beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST, he is undergoing a serious and delicate heart surgery to attempt to wipe out electrical pathways in his teeny tiny (but MIGHTY) heart that are causing his heart to stay in an extremely rapid and abnormal rhythm most of the time.

Every time I think about this, my own heart accelerates in response and leaps into my throat. Because once you have your own child, you can empathize all too well.

So if you are a praying sort of person, offer up a thought or prayer to your God, Goddess, Higher Power or the Universe that this little boy will pull through this operation. And peace for his family.

They are definitely in need of it.

Thinking of you and praying for you right now Stellan.

Stellan came through the surgery well. If you click the link you can get all the medical details. The procedure was what the doctor called 65% successful as there were some other issues, necessitating further surgery at another time. But for now, Stellan is alive and resting.

I will keep praying.


Mount Belly Mama said...

I am not a follower of hers, but you're right about knowing about her. I've managed to "follow" just by reading other's posts. My heart goes out to that family.

I understand about not having time. I usually pick two days a week where I sit down with a cup of coffee and read about 20 blogs (usally the last 20 posted). It's kind of my version of reading the paper.

Kim said...

I started following her just a couple of weeks ago - found by clicking your link :) I have to make sure no one is around when I read her blog, b/c I usually get teary (I'm at work).

I spend some time reading a few blogs each morning, but generally don't get to them on the weekends. I'll be going out for surgery mid May for 6 weeks, and hope to get more reading time in then.

tbsomeday said...

oh mb...how wonderful and sad all at once
i cried when i saw all the support pictures people sent in
gives you a little faith about the good in people
my prayers to her little man and their family!

Irishembi said...

Kim I hope everything is ok.