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Prayer Request for Keegan James Dondlinger, born yesterday, due 4 March
Private Communication | 24 November 2012 | El Gato

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.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Religion
KEYWORDS: prayer; preemies; tinybaby
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To: El Gato

Prayers sent.


51 posted on 11/24/2012 4:58:01 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: El Gato

Lord, strengthen that boy and make him an example of your Power. Thank you in Jesus’ name.


52 posted on 11/24/2012 5:37:39 PM PST by WVNan
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To: El Gato

Prayers for Keegan and his family.


53 posted on 11/24/2012 5:54:34 PM PST by mimaw
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To: DLfromthedesert

He’s NINE already!!

Where DID the time go???


54 posted on 11/24/2012 6:17:34 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: El Gato

Prayers for this tiny warrior!


55 posted on 11/24/2012 6:54:49 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: El Gato

Oh my! Thankful prayers and blessings for all.

May God strengthen this little one, and all who watch over him.
Tatt


56 posted on 11/24/2012 6:56:39 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: El Gato

Wow, that’s early. God be with all involved.


57 posted on 11/24/2012 6:58:18 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: El Gato

Lord please protect this little child and guide his care givers too.


58 posted on 11/24/2012 7:03:23 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: El Gato
Prayers lifted for Keegan and his family.
59 posted on 11/24/2012 7:26:57 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Amazing. We come from some hardy stock in this country.


60 posted on 11/24/2012 7:46:32 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: El Gato

I join in urgent prayer for Keegan!


61 posted on 11/24/2012 8:30:35 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: El Gato

Prayers for this wee one.


62 posted on 11/24/2012 8:36:19 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: El Gato; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
 
Catholic Prayer Ping!
Please address your prayers to El Gato; 
If you would like to be added to this Prayer Ping list, please Freepmail me.

63 posted on 11/24/2012 8:40:40 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All

I thank the FR Prayer Warriors on behalf of Keegan’s family. His Grandma thanked me for involving y’all.

I’m sure there will more responses in the next day or two, but I’m humbled by how many there have been.

I knew I could count on the Prayer Warriors. Just add a little reminder to Him every so often in the next few months. March, when Keegan was due, is still a long ways off.


64 posted on 11/24/2012 10:52:37 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Brad's Gramma; El Gato; rlmorel

Prayers offered up to Our Great Physician on behalf of Keegan James Dondlinger and his family.

My brother and I were also “premies”, but only by one month. We decided we had waited long enough and we entered the world on New Years Day 1945 at 1:40 and 1:50 am.

No matter what y’all may here from my brother, I’m the better looking one. ;^)

Will pass this info around to family and friends and encourage continuing prayers.


65 posted on 11/24/2012 11:08:49 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Diver Dave
Will pass this info around to family and friends and encourage continuing prayers.

Thank you, Dave!!!!

66 posted on 11/24/2012 11:14:29 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: El Gato

Is there anyway you can get a picture of Keegan so we can post it on this thread?


67 posted on 11/24/2012 11:15:23 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


68 posted on 11/25/2012 1:30:38 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: El Gato

Prayers.


69 posted on 11/25/2012 4:07:51 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: El Gato

Praying for Baby Keegan and Mom.


70 posted on 11/25/2012 6:17:28 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: El Gato

Prayers for little Keegan James... May Our Lord give him strength. May He also give guidance and wisdom to his doctors and nurses. Lastly, I pray that He give comfort and hope to his family. In This I Pray. Amen.


71 posted on 11/25/2012 6:41:59 AM PST by momtothree
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To: El Gato

Praying hard for little Keegan and everyone involved.


72 posted on 11/25/2012 6:49:14 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: El Gato

Lord Jesus, be with Thy infant servant Keegan James and give him strength.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, in the company of Mary ever virgin, we pray, amen.


73 posted on 11/25/2012 7:16:37 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: El Gato

My prayers for this precious little one.


74 posted on 11/25/2012 7:18:37 AM PST by nandrew
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To: El Gato
Nos prières à Dieu augmentent pour l'enfant Keegan James Dondlinger et sa famille.
(Our Prayers to God increase for the infant Keegan James Dondlinger and his family.)

Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
Que ton Nom soit sanctifié, que ton règne vienne,
Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation, mais délivre-nous du mal.
Car c’est à Toi qu’appartiennent le règne, la puissance et la gloire,
pour les siècles des siècles. Amen

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

75 posted on 11/25/2012 8:39:56 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: El Gato

My prayers for God’s blessings on all.


76 posted on 11/25/2012 9:08:45 AM PST by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: El Gato

My prayers for God’s blessings on all.


77 posted on 11/25/2012 9:09:04 AM PST by ex-snook (without forgiveness there is no Christianity)
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To: ruesrose; El Gato

ruerose, your comments are exactly my thoughts ...

>>>What a tiny little miracle! I have prayed and asked our father to allow this baby to live and thrive and be normal in every way to be an example to those who consider abortion. He just may change some minds!

God’s richest blessings on this family.<<<

May it be thus, O Lord, may it be thus, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray, Amen and Amen ...

Job 12:10 ~ “In His hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.”


78 posted on 11/25/2012 10:34:33 AM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word ...)
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To: El Gato

Prayers for baby Keegan, parents, family, and medical staff.


79 posted on 11/25/2012 11:03:07 AM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: El Gato

Prayers for this tiny one.


80 posted on 11/25/2012 11:16:25 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (Viva Christo Rey)
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To: El Gato

Prayers will be said everyday for the little one.


81 posted on 11/25/2012 7:59:12 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: El Gato

Praying for little Keegan James.


82 posted on 11/25/2012 8:06:40 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: El Gato

Praying for him.


83 posted on 11/26/2012 7:27:59 PM PST by tob2 (R.I.P Larry Hagman :()
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To: Brad's Gramma
Is there anyway you can get a picture of Keegan so we can post it on this thread?

I tried to get a picture up, copied it to my computer and then put up on an internet site, but for some reason it wouldn't show up in the preview.

There is this information from his grandma:

His Mom is doing good. She got to come home yesterday. We went and saw him this afternoon. His parents have been visiting him 3 times a day. right now they are discouraging visitors except parents and 6 people they got to choose. He is so tiny but, he is a fighter. Last I heard the goal was for him to be home around his original due date of March 4 2013.
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the visitors that are allowed do not get to touch or do anything except look at him through the incubator. His parents are allowed very limited contact 3 times a day when the Nurse is doing his care. Today when we were there his Mother got to touch his hands for a few moments and that's it.

And from his Dad:

she changed his diaper once and i've taken his temperature and helped hold him up while they changed his pads a couple times but that is about the extent of our touching. just needs to sleep and grow.

Grandma, Iris, is viewing this thread periodically and does appreciate the prayers. Dad may be viewing it too.

Can't get the image to show up, as an image, but here is the link:

Keegan James Dondlinger

84 posted on 11/26/2012 9:23:32 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
Just got a message from Grandma Iris.

Went and saw Keegan this morning. Watched as they did his morning care. He is an amazing tiny little sweetie.

She is reading the thread and tried to sign up to tell y'all thank you, but hasn't yet gotten her confirmation email.

So, Thank you from Keegan's Grandma, Iris.

And from me: Keep Up the Good Work!

85 posted on 11/28/2012 8:00:41 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Nine. Wow. I think everyone of us that followed Logan’s path feel that a little part of him belongs to all of us and that perhaps a little part of us will always be a part of him. He is a special boy and we hope he grows strong and dies good things for our country. Merry Christmas Logan snd to all your family. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers

You will be the inspiration for little Keegan and God will hear your prayers.

Grow Keegan and FIGHT like Logan. We are praying for you and your mommy and daddy and whole family. Lord. Hear our prayer

Thank you Brads grandma. Hope you and yours are well and happy.


86 posted on 11/30/2012 6:50:42 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: Brad's Gramma

Nine. Wow. I think everyone of us that followed Logan’s path feel that a little part of him belongs to all of us and that perhaps a little part of us will always be a part of him. He is a special boy and we hope he grows strong and dies good things for our country. Merry Christmas Logan snd to all your family. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers

You will be the inspiration for little Keegan and God will hear your prayers.

Grow Keegan and FIGHT like Logan. We are praying for you and your mommy and daddy and whole family. Lord. Hear our prayer

Thank you Brads grandma. Hope you and yours are well and happy.


87 posted on 11/30/2012 6:50:52 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: All
I just got this message from Keegan's grandma, Iris:

If you could let the prayer group know Keegan isn't doing very well. He has an infection and had to go back on the ventilator.

So: BACK TO IT ... if you would please.

88 posted on 12/01/2012 9:05:19 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato; All
More Keegan updates from his Dad, Jared Dondlinger via his Grandma Iris.

UPDATE: Keegan's doing a lot better, seems to be getting over his infection. They are talking about taking the breathing tube back out in the next day or two which means, since they already took the umbilical tubes out that hopefully Liz will get her Christmas wish early and get to start holding him. We both have tomorrow off from work so finger's crossed for a good day today to get the tube out tomorrow.

UPDATE 2:
oh forgot to mention he is back on his feedings too, but they called an hour ago and asked permission for a Lumbar (sp?) puncture to test his spinal fluid for infection. Sounds similar to a spinal tap which are really painful so hopefully they find what they need

Newest update :

OK so basically the spinal fluid test thing was because he has an infection, as I've mentioned before, and even though he looks to be getting better they are still trying to find where it is. That and all the other tests they did were clear so still no sign of it. Good news, he apparently spent the past 24 hours breathing on his own, the tube was just there to kick in when he forgot, but tonight they turned it back on to give him a break.

Screen got a little blurry there for a while when I was putting those updates together, and reading the 2nd and 3rd ones.

89 posted on 12/04/2012 9:19:15 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato; All
Latest update from Keegan's Grandma Iris:

Latest Keegan update: he was up to his birth weight and off the vent. Now he dropped a little weight, his blood gasses were low and his ab muscles are still weak so, back on the vent.

They've got him in a papoose like affair. It keeps him from moving around to much, and burning calories he needs to grow. It also comforts him, being more womb like.

90 posted on 12/09/2012 8:00:17 AM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: All
I missed a Sunday update:

From his Dad : so we mentioned Keegan didn't have such a great night last night. He's back on the vent and lost some weight, but at least this dip isn't as big as the last one. he isn't sick his muscles are just not quite strong enough yet to breathe on his own long term and the "weight loss" was a whole 0.3 oz he is still doing well on his feedings and they may be moving him to just milk by Tuesday. The Doc said he wants to talk to us about some medication tonight that should help him along too.

91 posted on 12/11/2012 10:41:30 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato; All
Two new updates, one from yesterday, one from Today... I'll make you wait. So here's yesterday's:

Keegan update from his Mom: Well Keegan has officially hit the 2 lb mark and he is also now on the government's radar with a SS card... Today sorta feels like we should celebrate

And today's:

Keegan update from his Dad: Jared Dondlinger
Christmas came early. Liz is holding Keegan! Took a pic but it pretty dark and my phone wont let me upload. Aunt Julie will get a better one of me and him tomorrow afternoon. He also had a bath Wed. Night

Pardon me while my screen de-blurs. :)

92 posted on 12/13/2012 8:33:28 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
Keegan update from his Dad (via Grandma):

Keegan Update: Well the bad news is he is back on the breathing tube. But it isn't anything necessarily bad, he just had an episode last night where he didn't feel like breathing. The doctor says this happens quite commonly in premies and nobody knows why. Good news is he is still going up on feedings, and everything else is going good. And they are taking his PIC line out today and are hoping if everything continues to look good, like it already is, that he can be off the tube again within 24 hours.

Keegan also got a visit in the NICU from a certain White Bearded (a real one) Red Suited Jolly Old Elf. The photo made an Old Man cry, just a little.

Keegan is all wrapped up and snug as a bug in a rug inside his Incubator . Currently he's sitting out a Blizzard howling outside of the NICU.

93 posted on 12/19/2012 8:24:14 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
Ok praying friends here's the latest Keegan update:

Stupid rollercoaster just took a nose dive. Long story short unless a blood clot keegan has dissolves on its own this weekend he could end up going to Omaha... And here's his Mom's version: Elizabeth Snyder: Keegan apparently has a build up of Spinal fluid in his skull and if if doesnt go down over the wkend they gonna have to get ppl for omaha to do something about it. which means he'd likely get moved to there

That was about noon 12/21 Then a couple of hours later:

Hospital just called and for now he is going to stay at Bryan. they are going to just keep a close eye on him and watch it.

94 posted on 12/21/2012 9:39:01 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
From Keegan's Grandma Iris, just this evening, Christmas Eve, direct to y'all, through private message to your humble Cat.

Prayers please: Keegan Update: So he is up to 2lbs 14oz and is 15 inches long But the number most important right now is 29.3 Thats how many centimeters around his head is, 1 more cm than yesterday. We want this number to go down or stay the same not go up. Good news in this area is the doc at Bryan sent his info to UNMC for a second opinion and their pediatric neurosurgeon isn't on Christmas vacation. So at least if he has to go he will have a pediatric guy to goto not the adult one covering at Children's Update of the update: they did transfer him to the Med Center in Omaha this morning. Waiting to see if he needs surgery to put a shunt in or not.

UNMC is University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha. Bryan is a major hospital in Lincoln, 60 or so miles away. They all live in Lincoln.

Here is an earlier update that I had not been able to post, because I was using my tablet which I still have issues with.

Basically Keegan has water on the brain caused by a clot in his spinal fluid. Best case scenario it dissolves on its own in the next few days, but if necessary he could end up being sent to Children's of Omaha to have a temporary shunt put in to drain it. The pediatric neurosurgeon is on christmas vacation so he wont be back til Jan. 6th that plus Keegan being a baby so no fused skull means we can wait and see and hope it dissolves on its own.

95 posted on 12/24/2012 7:25:47 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

Prayers for Keegan.


96 posted on 12/24/2012 7:29:00 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Please Ping your list. Keegan needs your help.

I just realized, Keegan has the same middle name as my grandson to be, who has about the same due date as Keegan’s full term date. It’s my father’s, and my son in law’s father’s middle name too.


97 posted on 12/24/2012 7:32:36 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; al_c; Alamo-Girl; ..

Logan’s Prayer Warriors, PLEASE see #95 and pray for this precious baby!


98 posted on 12/26/2012 12:07:44 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


100 posted on 12/26/2012 1:13:29 AM PST by E.G.C.
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