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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

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To: amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...
A not so great update today.

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.

251 posted on 01/21/2013 7:47:53 AM 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! Thanks for the update. Prayers poured on here.


252 posted on 01/21/2013 8:38:08 AM PST by amom
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To: El Gato
Prayers offered up.
253 posted on 01/21/2013 9:00:02 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: El Gato; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; al_c; Alamo-Girl; ..

Prayer Warriors...please see #251.

Keegan is facing another hurdle and needs prayer.


254 posted on 01/21/2013 3:13:53 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: El Gato

Prayers for little Keegan.


255 posted on 01/21/2013 3:45:56 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: El Gato

Prayers continue for that sweet tiny baby!...and for the doctors who are doing their best for him!


256 posted on 01/21/2013 4:03:59 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: El Gato

Bless his heart. May God watch over this little guy as well as his family and doctors.


257 posted on 01/21/2013 5:56:35 PM PST by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: El Gato

Sorry to hear the bad news and join with all the others praying for a successful procedure!


258 posted on 01/21/2013 7:17:24 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: El Gato

Prayers continue for Keegan and his family.


259 posted on 01/21/2013 11:25:20 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Prayers up!


260 posted on 01/21/2013 11:28:17 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


261 posted on 01/22/2013 1:15:55 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: El Gato

Thanks for the update FRiend.

Prayers continue on this little ones behalf.

Dear Lord, hear our prayers.
Tatt


262 posted on 01/22/2013 5:31:19 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: El Gato

Praying hard for this precious child.


263 posted on 01/22/2013 5:56:08 AM PST by Marathoner 244
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To: amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...
A followup on the laser eye surgery. Sounds encouraging.

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.

264 posted on 01/22/2013 8:16:44 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

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))))


265 posted on 01/22/2013 8:31:22 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: El Gato

Every little baby step toward his getting better is a good thing!


266 posted on 01/22/2013 9:08:03 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: El Gato

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.


267 posted on 01/22/2013 9:42:49 PM PST by amom
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To: El Gato

BTTT


268 posted on 01/23/2013 1:13:00 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: El Gato

Thanks for the good news report FRiend, and thank you Lord, for this little one.

Tatt


269 posted on 01/23/2013 5:18:34 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: El Gato
Iris 'Lewis' Dondlinger Well he is out of the Isolette and off the CPAP so all he has left on him are the monitors and the feeding tube. He weighs 4lbs 13oz and is almost too big for his premie clothes. Good thing Grammie and Papa just got him some newborn outfits. *✰*⌒*✰‿✰*⌒*✰‿✰*
270 posted on 01/25/2013 7:44:28 PM PST by Ladyiris58
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To: Ladyiris58; amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...
Ladyiris58, You beat me to it. :)

But I'll link the pictures.

Freeper Prayer Warriors

I Give You

Keegan

That makes my day.

271 posted on 01/25/2013 8:56:46 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

You just made a lot of people’s day with these precious pictures, El Gato! Praise the Lord!


272 posted on 01/25/2013 9:00:13 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: El Gato

What a sweetheart! Prayers continue for his growing and maturing.


273 posted on 01/25/2013 9:02:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: El Gato

Awwwwwww. Such a handsome lad. Makes my heart swell.

Prayers continue.


274 posted on 01/25/2013 9:58:13 PM PST by amom
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To: El Gato

Oh WOW!!!

Baby Keegan! You are SOOOOOOOOOO precious!! What a sweet baby.

Please Jesus, help this child grow, strong and healthy. In Your Name, Amen!


275 posted on 01/25/2013 10:15:30 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: El Gato

BTTT


276 posted on 01/26/2013 1:19:46 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: El Gato

Go Keegan GO!!!

Best Regards

alfa6 ;>}


277 posted on 01/26/2013 2:05:22 AM PST by alfa6
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To: El Gato

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!


278 posted on 01/26/2013 6:35:22 AM PST by momtothree
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To: amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...

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.


279 posted on 01/26/2013 8:23:35 AM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

BTTT


280 posted on 01/26/2013 8:45:14 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: El Gato

Thanks for all the updates and especially the pictures. Still praying. Life is beautiful.


281 posted on 01/26/2013 1:09:48 PM PST by WVNan
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To: El Gato

Beautiful!!!! Sooooo happy for baby Keegan and his family!


282 posted on 01/26/2013 6:16:09 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: WVNan; amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...
Another update today:

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.

283 posted on 01/26/2013 8:54:06 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 continue for this wee one! God is watching over him!


284 posted on 01/26/2013 8:56:08 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: El Gato

Looks like our little FReeper is making great progress.


285 posted on 01/26/2013 8:59:25 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

BTTT


286 posted on 01/27/2013 1:16:25 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: El Gato

:)Happy to see him in a crib with regular clothes on.Bet the nurses are attached to him.


287 posted on 01/27/2013 9:16:32 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: El Gato

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.


288 posted on 01/28/2013 7:17:21 PM PST by amom
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To: amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...
Latest information/musings:

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 ...

289 posted on 01/29/2013 8:34:24 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 has made such great progress we’ll go with the optimistic. He’s a beautiful/handsome lil guy.


290 posted on 01/29/2013 8:44:17 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA; amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...
This from Grandma Iris, via private message:

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.

291 posted on 01/29/2013 10:49:03 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! Thanks again. Prayers continue up for all concerned with this lil ones health and well being.


292 posted on 01/29/2013 11:32:58 PM PST by amom
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To: El Gato

BTTT


293 posted on 01/30/2013 1:16:15 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: El Gato

BTTT


294 posted on 01/30/2013 1:16:23 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: El Gato

Thoughts and prayers for little Keegan.


295 posted on 01/30/2013 5:03:32 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: El Gato

Thank you for the update, as always. I’m optimiistic because he looks so alert in the pics.


296 posted on 01/30/2013 12:34:16 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: El Gato

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.


297 posted on 01/30/2013 12:51:58 PM PST by Ladyiris58
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To: Ladyiris58; amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...
You beat me to it again Iris. Which is great. Again, I'll post the picture de jure. It's a GREAT one.

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.

298 posted on 01/30/2013 7:42:12 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: DLfromthedesert
I’m optimiistic because he looks so alert in the pics.

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".

299 posted on 01/30/2013 7:45:51 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

What a tiny sweetheart! Thanks for sharing this with his “fans”. :)


300 posted on 01/30/2013 8:08:45 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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