Let's Start at the Very Beginning...

On September 15th, Katy and Andy found out that Baby Jacob has a life-threatening condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). CDH is a very serious condition in which a hole in the diaphragm allows abdominal organs to move into the chest restricting lung development. In Jacob's case, his liver is also squishing his heart and displacing other organs. CDH occurs in about 1 out of every 3,000 pregnancies and has a mortality rate of 50%. To make matters more complicated, Jacob has Right-Sided CDH which only occurs in about 10% of CDH cases and is typically more severe. They are so blessed to have found this out when they did, or Baby Jacob would have surely died at birth.

They will be delivering at UW Hospital in Seattle and later transferred to Seattle Children’s. Thank you to everyone who has already begun praying, and everyone who will now. Baby Jacob is blessed to have all of you thinking and praying for him.


Feb 8, 2012 -Jacob's skin is sooooo much better!  He seems to be so much happier too. The happiest he has ever been. He is smiling so much, and it is so heartwarming to see my baby happy. He has been through the worst, and I am so relieved to see and know he is enjoying life (finally!!) He is playing with and using his hands more and more every day. He grabs at his toys and sucks his fingers. He is even starting to hold his bottle a little. He is very close to laughing now too. I can't wait to hear him giggle!

1 comment:

  1. Katy... I know this feeling. When our babies are okay, we're okay. Glad you're drinking up the amazing beauty of your kiddos today.