Skip to comments.Prayer Request for Keegan James Dondlinger, born yesterday, due 4 March
Posted on 11/24/2012 2:11:23 PM PST by El Gato
I would like to enlist the services of the Prayer Warriors for the grandson of a little girl who lived in my neighborhood when I was growing up. She's obviously not so little now, but is in need of your prayers.
Keegan James Dondlinger was born yesterday, November 23, 2012, but was due March 4, 2013, three days after my own grandson is due. He weighed 1.85 lbs, but he looks very well developed for being so young and so little.
He's been able to open his eyes, and to grasp his mother's finger.
They did a second eye exam and he does have ROP. It is severe enough that later today he is getting laser eye surgery.
ROP(Retinopathy of Prematurity) is generally treatable with good results. Not uncommon in a baby who was so tiny at birth. A little about ROP.
OK! Thanks for the update. Prayers poured on here.
Prayer Warriors...please see #251.
Keegan is facing another hurdle and needs prayer.
Prayers for little Keegan.
Prayers continue for that sweet tiny baby!...and for the doctors who are doing their best for him!
Bless his heart. May God watch over this little guy as well as his family and doctors.
Sorry to hear the bad news and join with all the others praying for a successful procedure!
Prayers continue for Keegan and his family.
Thanks for the update FRiend.
Prayers continue on this little ones behalf.
Dear Lord, hear our prayers.
Praying hard for this precious child.
Surgery went well. He will be getting eye drops a few times a day and they are gonna check again in a week to see what they look like. They put him back on the breathing tube for surgery, but hopefully he wont stay on it for long since it wasn't that he needed it.
You know I met blind grown twins who were preemies.They helped me move a washer and dryer to our truck.They were in their late 30’s,had a place of their own but just came over to help Mom and Me.I remember her saying it was from the oxygen.Prayers for Baby K.((((Hugs))))
Every little baby step toward his getting better is a good thing!
OK! Good going Keegan. Keep up the good work and we’ll keep up our end with prayers.
Thanks El Gato, again, for keeping us updated.
Thanks for the good news report FRiend, and thank you Lord, for this little one.
But I'll link the pictures.
That makes my day.
You just made a lot of people’s day with these precious pictures, El Gato! Praise the Lord!
What a sweetheart! Prayers continue for his growing and maturing.
Awwwwwww. Such a handsome lad. Makes my heart swell.
Baby Keegan! You are SOOOOOOOOOO precious!! What a sweet baby.
Please Jesus, help this child grow, strong and healthy. In Your Name, Amen!
Go Keegan GO!!!
He is so beautiful.. I mean handsome! I love his spots of hair. Such little fingers and little toes... oohhh, I just want to hold him!
There are more, but this is probably the best of today's batch.
Looks like his eyes are tracking, and his hands and arms seem to be doing their thing too.
Thanks for all the updates and especially the pictures. Still praying. Life is beautiful.
Beautiful!!!! Sooooo happy for baby Keegan and his family!
So when we went up to say goodbye to him at noon, the nurse mentioned that they are starting to wean him off his continuous feedings and when they are down to a normal feeding schedule they will begin bottle/breastfeeding him. They started weaning off the CPAP last Saturday and took him off the breathing tube the Saturday before that, so looks like we know what milestone he is going to hit this week. Oh and he has another eye exam Monday or Tuesday so hopefully that will go well too.
Prayers continue for this wee one! God is watching over him!
Looks like our little FReeper is making great progress.
:)Happy to see him in a crib with regular clothes on.Bet the nurses are attached to him.
Sounds as if the lil trooper is holding his own pretty darned well. Glad to see things moving nicely in a forward direction. Prayers continue.
Not too much to say. They turned down the shunt a tad because it was draining too much off. More of the genetics test came back negative so the drs and the geneticists are gonna talk bout the next step. Then the dr gonna meet with us some time after that.
It's optimisic versus pessistic at this point either he has something they cant figure out yet or he "normal" and doesn't have anything ...
Keegan has made such great progress we’ll go with the optimistic. He’s a beautiful/handsome lil guy.
Probably be an update on his page later but for now here is the latest on Keegan from his Mom. . He weighs five pounds two ounces and is sixteen inches long. More of the genetics test came back negative so they gonna talk with geneticist and see what they got next then us and dr. Gonna talk tomorrow.
OK! Thanks again. Prayers continue up for all concerned with this lil ones health and well being.
Thoughts and prayers for little Keegan.
Thank you for the update, as always. I’m optimiistic because he looks so alert in the pics.
Thank you all for your continued prayers for Keegan. Here is the latest update: So we had a meeting with the neonatologist where basically he outlined every issue he still has and where we are on the path to fixing that issue...
Genetics: They did a whole battery of tests and they all came back negative. The skeletal survey has to be looked at by a specific doctor who is out of town for a couple weeks... -_-
Head: They adjusted the shunt yesterday and hopefully got it right, may need more adjusting, not to big a deal.
Eyes: Had another eye exam monday and they were looking like the treatment worked and they will re-exam next monday.
Breathing: He is pretty much on the lowest setting of cpap. Doesn’t even have a cpap machine just a tube hooked up to an oxygen tank. Hopefully he goes off it completely in the next few days.
Feeding: They have him down to one-hour feedings once every 3 hours so one on 2 off. When we go back up Friday we will try breast/bottle feeding. This is the one thing that is really unknown since we haven’t really even started it yet.
Going back to Bryan: The neonatologists in UNMC and Bryan both agree that he needs to stay at UNMC until his head and eyes are taken care of because Bryan doesn’t have the proper doctors for those. Also, if he doesn’t take to feeding and needs a tube put in that has to be done in omaha too. So basically, he is most likely staying at UNMC til he comes home since when he is good enough to go to Bryan he will also pretty much be good enough to go home.
Practicing to put on the feed bag. Preemies have to learn, especially after a long time with a tube. Looks like he's learning quickly.
Just to clarify, Bryan is the hospital where Keegan started out, it's in the same town where they all live. And where I lived. UNMC is the big University Hospital, about 60 miles away, where he was transferred and will remain until he's ready to finally go HOME.
Me too. But I've always been optimistic. Especially once I called in y'all. But now the reasons are more down to earth, and not just "a feeling".
What a tiny sweetheart! Thanks for sharing this with his “fans”. :)
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