Friday, May 30, 2008

Three Reasons to Call

"Your son is very ill. We suspect he has a malrotation of the intestines. He will need immediate surgery"

"The surgery went very well. We preformed the Ladds procedure, along with placing a shunt to bypass the duodenum. He is doing very well and is off the ventilator. During the operation we discovered many anomalies regarding the position and function of many of his internal organs. Based on his multiple heart and intestinal defects, the presence of multiple spleens and the other abnormalities, we have determined he has a rare condition called heterotaxy. His syndrome is classed as Left Isomerism with Polysplenia. "

"Well, , Anderson took a good fall, but everything looks fine. No broken bones. His fingers will be sore and blue for a few days. "

"During the ultrasound we found what appears to be a tumor in the baby's belly. We cannot tell for sure, but it appears to have density and structure. We will be referring you to a Neo-natal specialist for further tests".

"Your little girl made it through surgery with flying colours. She is now resting comfortably in recovery. The tumor was very large, over 7 cm. It was attached to her left ovary and had placed so much strain on the fallopian tube, that it tore it off. We removed tube, ovary and tumor. The tumor came back negative and non-cancerous. "

This weekend is the 25th Telethon for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

DJ, Anderson and Madigan are only 3 of the many reasons why you should call this weekend and make a donation.
You can also go on-line and make a donation. Click here!

I will be on-set answering phones on Saturday from 7PM to 9PM (est.) on CJOH. Tune in and donate what you can. Every little bit donated helps CHEO help our kids.

Thank you.


Life As I Know It said...

Sounds like a great cause.

InTheFastLane said...

It sounds like you have been blessed beyond belief.

Janet said...

Three very good reasons. Thanks for letting us know.

Kathryn said...

Wow. So amazing. Those are indeed very good reasons to call.
Just amazing!

Melissa said...

Wow, I can't believe how much you guys have had to deal with thank heavens for the Childrens Hospital.

Kellan said...

You have three beautiful children - you are very blessed.

Take care and have a good weekend - Kellan

Nissa said...

Big Hugs! It warms my heart to hear about your helping such a great cause- and I can definitely see why! Your family has been through a lot! So glad they all 3 got the very best care.

Jules said...

OMG Laura: your poor little kiddies. I'm so glad they are doing fine now. And bless you for manning the phones for a wonderful cause.

Sniz said...

Wow. All I can say is wow.