Friday, February 22, 2008

Meet Caden Matthew Paul


Dear All,

Caden Matthew Paul arrived 20 February 2008 at 13h40 via caesarian section. A beautiful 1.02kg baby boy with curly dark hair. After dr. Burger had to put up a hefty fight to get our little warrior out, he was taken to the NICU where dr. de Jager, the Paediatrician took over. Caden was breathing on his own for 24 hours, with some help of an injection called Savanta (not sure about the spelling). He is such a stunning little fighter. Today however, he started to get a bit tired, which is completely understandable, so they put him on the ventilator. He was getting enough oxygen, but because his lungs are so tiny, he couldn't push out all the carbondioxide, so it started to build up. It is actually good that he's on the venitlator for a while because this will give him a chance to rest and grow a bit. He's looking very peaceful now. Thank you so much for all the prayers pouring in from all over! We are overjoyed knowing that so many people are praying for our little warrior. Like they say, if God is with us, who can be against us. We apologise if we haven't been able to take all of your calls, but please understand that sometimes our voices are just too croaky to talk. We will probably not be answering calls for the next couple of days, but thank you so much for all the sms's, e-mails and comments. We are so extremely priviledged to have such an incredible and extensive support system. Unfortunately the laptop prevents me from posting photos of Caden, but we will try to get some on the blog as soon as possible. Thanks once again for all your love and support and we will keep you updated.

Lots of Love
The very proud parents of the tiniest little warrior!

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