Monday, November 9, 2009

Baby Stellan

Have you seen those buttons on people's blogs that say "Praying for Stellan"? Me too. And i never knew what it was about. And never clicked on the button to see if maybe that would take me to a blog or something telling me what is wrong with this baby! But somehow i came across Stellan's mom in blog world & then discovered the button comes from her blog. It is about her family, but lately, her son Stellan & his sweet little heart.

I began to read her blog. This was the first one i read. So i missed a TON of the story as well. But i immediately found the author, MckMama, to be totally & completely GENUINE. She is real. She is so transparent & lets you see her feelings, whether they may be "right" or "wrong". She is not afraid of what anyone thinks. She feels afraid & worried, but she is truly a fearless brave woman. In my opinion. =) I fell in love with her blog because of HER, her complete honestly about where she is in this HORRIBLE situation she has been dealing with - her son's heart problems.

Stellan's Surgery - today

Then i read her blog called Details. And that is when i became very overwhelmed with the gravity of their situation. I don't even know these people! But WOW. As i read this blog about them going to Boston for Stellan's surgery, my heart became so heavy for her. She was off to the children's hospital in Boston with her baby boy, about to have him hooked up to all kinds of machines to try to get rid of his SVT. Mostly i was AFRAID for her. I know our God is big. I know He can do ANYTHING. But He doesn't always answer prayers like we want Him to. And it's SCARY. And here she is going to Boston for her son's surgery. And as i read this blog, where she goes into the details of the surgery & how SO MANY THINGS could go WRONG...it is overwhelming for ME & i don't even KNOW this family. You know? How much worse for his mama...

Seriously, this blog is what had me on the edge of my seat, wanting to know what happened next, if she was okay, wishing they were coming to a hospital near me, just so i could go help in SOME WAY (in fact, one of her blog readers in Boston DID go bring them dinner!). But yes, she went through every scenario of what the doctor told her could go wrong & let me tell you - there was about 10 different things that could go wrong, including death. And i'm not talking about things they have to say because of liability issues. I'm talking - they have to get rid of something in his body & a whole lot of things could go wrong & cause additional problems. Or worse.

So many things could have went wrong. But they didn't.

I swear, if you read Details first & then go backwards from there... you'll be on the edge of your seat!

Anyway, i have been so GRIPPED by this story. And today he had the surgery. And it was a 100% SUCCESS. AS IN! The BEST POSSIBLE SCENARIO!! He no longer has SVT (which is what they were trying to get rid of) & he also has no pacemaker. He is HEALED & HE IS WHOLE!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!

And i mean that. Praise the Lord. I am in AWE of those doctors as i read the details in her most current blog about how nothing was going right & then one of the doctors through out a wild idea, which WORKED. And i know that GOD gave him that brain! And i know that GOD orchestrated everything that was going wrong to get them to that decision, because GOD is the one who has knows what should be done to keep little Stellan's heart beating.

And i'm telling you. He flatlined on that table.

Praise the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever.

P.S. Please continue to pray for Stellan. & his sweet mama. =)


  1. God is so good. I am so thankful Stellan's surgery went so well! What a blessing. I will continue to pray for him and his family. Kudo's to you for being so caring about another family and sharing it with us. Have a great day!

  2. Now you make me want to go and read the blog. Like you I have seen the badge floating around in blog land but I never clicked on it to find out more. I guess I didn't want to know because I have read so many sad stories lately.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. God is SO good! I live near MckMama an I have have the chance to go on playdates with her and she is every bit of the person she comes off to be and you can't help but love her children. Stellan is truly a maricle baby! :)

    Came across your blog and wanted to say HI. And Happy (early) Anniversary. :)


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