Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Small Favor.....



Our kids are getting very nervous about Rhett being in Surgery tomorrow. We have told them that he has a ton of people praying for him, but I don't think they quite understand how many.

So today and tomorrow I am asking for all of the lurkers on our blog to leave a comment, and yes, you can comment anonymously. Our older kids will be checking the blog to look for new comments over the next two days.

Any posts and updates will be added to the bottom of this post. Thank you so much for the prayers and the comments, I think it will help our children get through this a little better.

HUGS!!

The Bird Flock
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Update #1........
We are set to be up at PCMC at 8:15 am. Surgery is scheduled for 10:00 am MST.
Thank you for the comments. Dakota, Hunter, and Chloee are all loving coming to the computer and seeing the love shown for our family.
The Bird Flock
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Update #2
Rhett just had a blessing, and we are feeling very good about this surgery and his recovery. We are completley uplifted by all of your prayers. I cannot even begin to describe the sense of peace we have right now.
We are off to bed for the night.
((Hugs))
The Bird Flock
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Update # 3
Happy World Down Syndrome Day!!!
Today is also Good Friday. How could this not be a good day for surgery right?
We are just getting ready to head to the hospital. It's 6:15 am........
I have taken a deep breath and am ready to face the world.
Bring it on Baby, Bring it on..........
((HUGS))
Pam and the rest of the Bird Flock.
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UPDATE # 4
We are out of surgery and resting in the PICU. The first thing we saw when we walked through the doors was the nurse that overdosed him. Talk about a flood of emotions. I am okay, but Andy is really struggling.
They took out the tonslis, and decided to just trim the uvula. They did do some reconstructing of his muscles though to bring them up rather than them falling down and collapsing. Right now they are only giving him Tylenol. They are really trying to keep him a little on the uncomfy side so that he is not on Narcotics, and not having his respritory system depressed.
He has already kicked his IV out, and had about 6 other pokes after that to get a new one in. He is sleeping right now after it taking 6 of us to hold him down for an IV. Dang he's strong. That's my boy!!! :)
So now we just wait and see how he does. I will update later when I get a chance, or if anything major changes.
Thank you again for all of your prayers.
((HUGS))
The Bird Flock
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Update #5
Wow he is in alot of pain. We are trying to get him to take some rootbeer slushie, or ice chips or something, but he is having none of it. He is currently sporting a "Ladies Man" Bib to help with all of the drool that he is producing.
BUT-----His breathing is great. Saturating at 100 on 1 liter of 02......WHILE SLEEPING.
We are also getting a consult with a new GI surgeon, and a GI Dr.
His cardiologist wasn't even supposed to be at the hospital today, but came in to visit with us and to make sure Rhett made it through surgery okay. Now that is ONE AWESOME DOCTOR!!!
Other than that we have had a slew of visitors that have taken care of him previously while in the PICU. Once word got round that he was here everyone had to come get some love from the Rhett Man.
Andy is staying with me for dinner tonight. They kick us out of the PICU for shift change at 7 pm so Andy and I will have dinner then he will go home to take care of our other 3 chicklets.
The childlife specialist made us a very cute poster for World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. He has it hanging in his window. How's that for spreading awareness???
Thank you again for all of the prayers, I really can't thank you enough. They have really helped. I am in awe at the support we have. We love each and every one of you.
((HUGS))
The Bird Flock

200 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you! You don't know us but we are friends of the Homer's and little Alex. There are 6 in our family and we will be praying for all of you. We have sent your blog info onto all of our family so they will be praying also. We would love to meet your wonderful family someday. When things are more "settled" for you maybe between Brynn and I we could get in touch. Love the Browns

BiLlY, sAm, AnD bOyS!!! said...

i just called your cell and left you a message- but Rhett is in our thoughts day and night! and he has the best family standing behind him. We are thinking of all of you!!!!

Anonymous said...

We are saying a prayer for Rhett that all goes great ,Give him a kiss from Abigail. Carol&Abigail

Anonymous said...

def. be praying tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Our family will pray for yours. I hope that you feel the love of friends and neighbors both those you know and those that you may not.

~Melissa~ said...

You are all definitely in my prayers!!

jenhiatt said...

I am praying for him all the time!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your lovely family.
Good luck tomorrow and always! With love from the East coast.

Nicole said...

6 people in Kentucky are praying for Rhett and for your family! We love you guys!

little.birdy said...

Dear God, Please watch over little Rhett tomorrow, the family and friends who love him, and the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff working to save his life. Amen. :)

RK said...

It is SO understandable to be nervous. We have been praying and we'll be sure to continue, for Rhett, the doctors/nurses, and all of the Bird Flock! God bless you with comfort and peace that passes understanding and protect that sweetest of little guys, Mr. Rhett.

matkins said...

I'm a special education teacher in southwest Oklahoma and Rhett (and family) are in my thoughts daily.

Michelle said...

You know, Pam, that ALL of our family's prayers will be going to you and yours tomorrow. We love you, Rhett. Be a strong boy. Everything will be okay!

Love,
Michelle, Elliot and family

Anonymous said...

Rhett we pray for you and your family everyday and will continue to do so as long as necessary. you will do great with your surgery b/c you're a fighter! God bless you little guy and big virtual hugs for you and all of your family.
Love and hugs,
Vicki and Emme and family from Texas

Christi said...

We will be praying for a sucessful surgery and a speedy recovery for Rhett. Also for peace for your whole family. We know how scary it can be.

Blessings to you all.

Christi
Wheatley(10) and Veronica(w/T21)

Marla said...

We are praying, plus a group of women...about 8 of them.

Hugs Rhett!

jkribbit said...

Hi guys, your whole family is in my prayers this weekend. Good luck!

Christina said...

We are right here for you guys!
As soon as Rhett is back out we will be toasting with you in pediasure!

Hugs from the gang in Austria

Kyle, Aimee & Ava said...

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

my--four--sons said...

We will be praying also!!!

Melissa said...

Our entire family will be praying so hard for Rhett! So you have lots of prayers coming from Connecticut!

Melissa (Garrett's mommy)

Kitty, Nathanael's Mom said...

The Bluchers (all 8 of us) are praying for strength and comfort for Rhett and the entire family at this time.

Sending love from Vermont!

Kitty, T21 Buddy Nathanael, Simon, Louis, Gwen, Shannon, Amalie and Timmy

Mayte said...

Mayte and Joaquin will be praying all day tomorrow and tonight for our dear little friend Rhett. Also my husband and my mom will be praying too. Dear Lord, put your hands in little Rhett's body and make it strong for tomorrow. Give all the medical staff perfection for Rhett and please Dear Lord, make this surgery work so that Rhett's PH is gone. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Dakota, Hunter and Chloee,
Hi Guys!!! It seems like forever since I got a hug from any of you. You need to hang out more often with Aunt Kristie and get her to come and see me. She tells me all the time how great you guys are but I want to know for myself! And Chloee~ I think we need another lunch date~ what do you think? I want to hear all about your big day as tinkerbell! You could even bring those handsome brothers of yours! Give Rhett big hugs from me when he gets home from the hospital K. You know we are neighbors now so if you need anything I am here for you!!!
Tons of Loves~ Chris Gleason

Gara said...

I'm a spanish girl, sorry if my english isn't good.

I read in Mayte's blog (http://http://eljoaquines.blogspot.com/) about Rhett and the Surgery.

I'm praying for you, all will be okay! My bests wishes.

Grabb Family said...

We are praying for Rhett and your family.

Stephanie said...

Aiden, Chris, Chelsea, and I are always praying for Rhett. If you guys just need to talk, you can always call.

Niksmom said...

Hi kids! You wouldn't believe the number of people prayer not just for Rhett, but for your whole family. Let's see, there's the 3 of us in our house, my mother, her great-grandmother's village in Italy is saying a mass for Rhett, I've emailed all of Nik's old nurses and therapists (well over a dozen), friends in NY, FL, VA, GA, CA, CT...I'm sure I missed some. Oh, and my mother's cousin in Iowa has added Rhett to her daily prayer circle. AND they're all spreading the word!

I know it's a scary time right now; try to stay strong and keep on living life the way you do every day! :-)

Sending lots of love from Nik and his mom and dad.

Childlife said...

Count us in for the prayer tally, Pam and family... long and often. I am staying up late nights with Jacqui right now as she is very ill and as often as I am praying for her, I am praying for Rhett's upcoming surgery. I have set aside time to pray tomorrow too and will be anxiously awaiting the news. Lots of prayers to all of you.

~Michelle @ In The Life Of A Child

Tami Acord-Nelson said...

Thatcher is praying for you all! We are all thinking about you. I have added everyone on my e mail list that has been praying for Thatcher to pray for Rhett! So there is a prayer circle in Phoenix, South Carolina, and lots of people here too! PLUS I dont know what religion you are but Carole Mikita was here doing a spot for something and President Monson was here and gave a special blessing on the hospital and the kids! So youre all set!
LOVE Tami and Thatcher and family.

jennie said...

sending you positive thoughts.....everything will be okay. you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

do enjoy reading your blogs.

Beatriz y Fernando said...

Por aqui por Venezuela tambien estaremos orando por Rhett, nuestros mejores deseos por su pronta recuperacion!! Suerte!!

Anonymous said...

Many prayers come your way. May God's angels surround you and your family with all the love, strength, and joy that you could ever need. When you are still, you can feel the breeze.

Aidens Grandma has love to spare.

rita said...

you dont know me but i am a frien of stephs. she emailed me and asked that i pray for you.i want to let you know that a friend of stephs is a friend of mine.
Dear Lord
I ask that you watch over Rhett as he goes through surgery tomorrow.Lord you know what he stands in need of and i ask that you grant this to him. I also ask that you watch over his parent and brothers and sisters. Lord would you comfort them as only you know how.I ask these things in Jesus name Amen

Juli said...

Your family is beautiful. I have been following you blog because of baby Alex. I just wanted to let you know my family has yours in our prayers every day. I also love the signing videos. Peace

Yoly said...

I read about Rhett's surgery in Mayte's Blog.

From Puerto Rico, receive my prayers. The Lord will be with Rhett at all times.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for your little brother!!

Anonymous said...

I want you to know, I am praying for your little brother Rhett, and all of you.

Just know your not alone we are all here praying for him, and God will sent his Angel's to be by his side.

God bless
Martina

Megan said...

You are a very courageous family. Rhett's journey has touched our lives, and his little smile has melted our hearts.
We are thinking of you guys and praying for Rhett.


-Alyvia's mom-

Anonymous said...

I was just introduced to your blog yesterday. You are all in my heart and I will be saying prayers for Rhett and family.

Best wishes.

Tracey said...

I'll be praying for Rhett and the whole family. Love and Best wishes from Tracey in New Albany, Indiana

Dervish said...

We are all praying that everything goes very smoothly with Rhett's surgery tomorrow. We will be awaiting news (nervously!) too. Our little guy has gone through some rough times too and we just know Rhett will kick the butt of any situation that tries to keep him down for long. You all hang in there. He'll be home and back to his smiling self again soon.
(p.s. I'm a friend from the message board - I don't use our real names on our blog but as a hint, Rhett sleeps with some things we sent along recently.)

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Praying for you Rhett!

Anonymous said...

I will pray for Rhett all day tomorrow.

Brent & Jodie said...

Our whole family is praying for you all!! We love Rhett and love reading your blog, Pam. Not just about Rhett but about all of your handsome, beautiful, amazing children. Please update when you can and remember that lots of people in New York are thinking of you and praying for you.

Christina said...

I know Rhett will be in great hands. Sending hugs and prayers your way!

Christina Davis
Jacob's mom

Brent & Jodie said...

PS- I am leaving a comment on my blog and all of my readers will start praying for Rhett and all of you also!! Stay strong and remember that Rhett is a fighter!

Carey said...

Thinking of you all tonight. Rhett is going to do just great, I know it! Love, prayers and slobbery kisses coming from Kansas!

Carey and Chelsea (Rhett's girlfriend)

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Shelley said...

I found your blog just a couple of weeks ago through a link on another blog. Since then, I've been reading daily. I will be praying for Rhett in the morning and checking for updates throughout the weekend.

jennifergrafgroneberg said...

We're praying for you here, 5 of us, and your family is always in our thoughts...but especially tomorrow.

Kacey Bode said...

We are praying for Rhett and his surgery to be sucessful, and praying for the rest of the family too. I can not imagine how scary this is for you all! Rhett is such a strong boy!!

The Wiley Family said...

We are also praying for Rhett.

Kim Stagliano said...

Prayers, love and a special kiss for that beautiful boy.

Kim Stagliano, proud Mom to Mia, Gianna and Bella, who each have autism.

Ginger said...

we are praying for your little boy tomorrow as he has surgery.
Ginger Dunham

Heather said...

Our prayers are your family as we know what you are going through. We have a little fighter of our own named Zoey Grace. She has 5 brothers and sisters who love her to pieces, as we know you love Rhett. He is so lucky to have you guys. We are sure your mom and dad are so proud of you. Keep up the great job you are doing holding down the fort and know that people that you don't even know, like us, are praying hard for your strong little brother. Visit Zoey at our blog if you have time.

littlewonders-heather.blogspot.com

The Poppleton Clan said...

You are in our Prayers, Good vibes coming your way :)

Petra said...

Kim S sent me your way...

Contribution to paying the bills made and lots of prayers coming your way. Rhett is a beautiful little boy and you all are one special family.

P.S you commented on the bruising in your older child. You may want to look into Vit K and Vit D supplementation, did wonders for both me and my Salamander (both of us used to bruise like crazy; turns out that especially Vit K is essential for proper platelet function).

Hugs,

Lori & Family said...

Praying for your special little boy and the whole family

Anonymous said...

I know how scary it is to have someone you love go thru something like this, but stay strong guys. your little brother needs your love and strength. My whole family will be praying for you and Rhett. You guys inspire strength

Claira's Journey said...

Rhett, we will be praying for you and your sweet family. You have a precious heart and are very fortunate to have so many people who love you and worry about you.

Our little Claira had her surgery last year the day after Easter. Her big brother and 4 big sisters were very just like you guys. Dakota, Hunter and Chloee, our whole family understands your worries and we'll be thinking of you guys this weekend.

Mom ... my heart is with you! You must have an amazing family, or Heavenly Father wouldn't ask so much of you!

Love,
Susan ... Teej, Kiwi, LooLoo, Mad, Ebbles & Claira

Dream Believer said...

Hello! All of us are thinking of your family and Rhett today and always. We know he will do ok! Johnny says it's tough for a while but he knows you can do this Rhett and you boys will be recovering together from afar. (though we wish it were closer) Pam, keep reminding yourself what I keep trying to tell my head voice that never shuts up. "this is what needs to happen for a stronger little guy and we're looking at the big picture here. Strength and health." Huge hugs girl. I understand.

Anonymous said...

I am Chelsea's grandma, and I will be praying for your family. I think Rhett is the SWEETEST!

Michelle said...

Our prayers are with Rhett, the Bird Flock and entire surgical/recovery team. Our thoughts will be with you tomorrow. Stay strong and believe! lots of hug and love!

Michelle, Matthew and Family

Anonymous said...

MANY, MANY, MANY PRAYERS heading your way from Northwest Ohio!! Lots of LOVE and HUGS!!!

mom2noah said...

Hi Dakota, Hunter & Chloee,
Noah & I are friends with your Mommy and Rhett. We want you all to know that we are praying hard for Rhett to get through his surgery safely and be back home with you all real soon. Rhett is so blessed to have siblings that care and love him so much. We are sending our prayers all the way from Philadelphia, PA. Hugs & Kisses - Terry & Noah

Anonymous said...

Rhett is so lucky to be blessed with a family that loves him asmuch as you all do. He will fell that love as he goes into surgery and it will give him the strength that he needs. We will be praying for him now and after his surgery as well.

Chris said...

We are praying for Rhett and the rest of your family. It has to be a good sign that tomorrow is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. God will be keeping an extra close eye on your strong little guy.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and your family. I know everything will go perfectly!!! :-)

rylie's mom said...

Many prayers for Rhett and your whole family.

Anonymous said...

Our family is also praying for you. We will be fasting for Rhett in the morning and praying throughout the day. There is a total of 50 extended family members doing this.

That little boy is in good hands.

Michelle said...

My thoughts and prayers are coming from Pennsylvania to Rhett, your entire family, and the doctors & surgeons. I hope and pray that his surgery goes smoothly and he recovers quickly. He is a lucky and blessed little boy to be so loved and cared for by so many.

(((Hugs)))
Michelle

Sara said...

Hi, praying for Rhett up in Seattle!
Take care.

FBF Rothkopf said...

Our thoughts are with you all as we move into March 21, World Down Syndrome Day (and Purim!).

Hugs,
f.

Melanie said...

We are praying.

Melanie said...

We are praying.

Michelle said...

Thinking of you all and sending lots of prayers from New Mexico!

Colleen said...

I've been reading all about Rhett for awhile now, although I don't always post. I want you all to know that I am praying for him, and for your whole family! May God Bless you all!

Love, a phriend, Colleen S. :)

Jen said...

I wanted to say hi and let you know that another family is praying for you. We're in Kansas and found your blog through Chelsea's blog, Dream Big. Rhett is a beautiful baby with a beautiful family. I saw your other blog, and loved how you pictured each child, and gave them each their own title: The Genius, The Comedian, The Princess and The Miracle. That's great, I loved it!

Anonymous said...

A concerned mom sends her prayers your way . . . to a deserving little boy and great family!!!!

Anonymous said...

With God all things are possible Matthew 19:26 May god bless him and your family. remeber to have faith and all other things will follow. Love Kade and his family

Jo-Ann said...

Dear Lord, I'm lifting this family and little Rhett up to You now and asking that you embrace them with Your loving arms as they go through this experience. May they feel Your love and that of those around them. Be with the doctors as they operate and may the procedure be successful.

Isabella said...

Just wanted to let you know that we are saying lots of prayers for Rhett.
Love
megan

carol said...

My family will also be praying for Rhett and your entire family from Missouri. I have never posted on your blog before but having been following it for a while.You are such a strong family Rhett is very lucky to have such a loving mom, dad, brothers and sister. I know the waiting is the hardest part for the family. Rhett is in good hands I am sure he will be fine he is such a little fighter. Hang tight Rhett loves you guys.

Anonymous said...

all will be well, i am sending good thoughts your way
take good care bird flock

Michelle said...

I am thinking of you all - and especially Rhett!!

Lots of love from our family, in Wisconsin

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

We are praying for Rhett and all of you every single day!! We love you guys!!

Andrea said...

wow! SO i am in tears looking at the many posts that you all have on here! I don't know you but just came across your post! Please know that you are in our prayers and that Heavenly Father loves you all!

Stella said...

Hey, I'll keep Rhett in my thoughs too! Stay strong and be brave!

Lauri St.Pierre said...

Hi everybody. My name is Lauri St.Pierre and my hubby and I have a little guy with an extra chromosome too! His name is Gunnar and we live in Germany. We just wanted to tell you that you have people alllllllll over the world praying for your little brother! We will be thinking and praying for all of you during his surgery and recovery times. It won't be long until he's up and at it again - you'll see!!!
Much love for the Bird Flock!
Love, Ben & Lauri & Gunnar

Nichibotsu said...

More prayers for a successful and uneventful surgery coming in from Washington state. Also adding in a bit about the Signing Time auditions. That is such a great program and I know he loves it. (And he is so cute when he's signing like that!)

Sis Sarah said...

We are keeping Rhett in our prayers tonight.

Mrs Wibbs said...

Dear Bird Flock
...It's going to be ok, the Lord has Rhett in His hands and so many love you and are praying for you guys.
Big hugs

Jen P said...

You are probably on your way to the hospital right now (eastern time). I hope you can feel my prayers. God bless you all and may He be with the doctors.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Rhett here in New York. It's World Down Syndrome Day, a good day for surgery! Prayers for the rest of the family as well.
Mary, mom of Anna, 4 years old with DS.

Nicole said...

Praying today! And wanted you to know it. HUGS

Honky Tonk said...

Your fantastic little guy and your whole family are in our thoughts.

Smurfy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this trying time. I know it must be hard to sit by and watch your little one go through this knowing there is not much you can do.

Hugs to you all and may the Lord be with you.

Donna

Nora said...

we also are praying for you!
Hugs
Nora

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with everything! You are in my thoughts. I love your blog.

Beth said...

We are thinking and praying for Rhett that all goes well today! I linked over from Chelsea's blog to your's!

Thoughts, prayers and hugs,
Beth Parmer

Kei said...

Thinking of you all and sending out positive thoughts, prayers and vibes.

(((HUGS)))

Beth said...

I posted a comment a few minutes ago - but I have done a post on my blog about World Down Syndrome Day and added a link to Rhett's blog - I hope you don't mind. Click Here to Read the Post

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you Rhett Today . I said a extra few prayers for you at church last night. I know you will have guardain angels with you today .
Love Joanie Thomas and gang

Lucy, Marc and Katie said...

in our prayers and in our thoughts

Denise said...

I have been there (3open hearts) with our gift from God, Sydney and remember how much it helped cking our site of all the support and prayers coming our way. Found your link from Banana Migraine, so thought I would drop a line and send prayers to Rhett and all of you on this GOOD Friday and World DS day..
Denise and Sydney

Seth, Caralee and Sydney Jo said...

I said a special prayer for Rhett and your family asking for a legion of angels to watch over you at this time! Good luck I will pray for you all day!!! p.s. very good Idea to have the surgery on good Friday, there isn't a better day in my book!

Heart hugs,
Caralee and Sydney Jo

diane said...
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Jodi said...

Thinking of you in Seattle!

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diane said...

Your family and little Rhett will be in our prayers today. Hang in there kids, Heavenly Father is with you always. He will give you the strength to get through this.

Alex's Grandma

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Robin said...

I'll be praying for strength and peace and joy for all of you.

Robin said...

I'll be praying for strength and peace and joy for all of you.

Mindurs said...

I am amazed by your families strength and love amidst so many trials. Thanks for being a good example to us all!

My families prayers are with you during this next journey in Rhett's life.

Hugs from West Jordan! I am a friend of Brynn's and found your page through hers.

BiLlY, sAm, AnD bOyS!!! said...

me again- still thinking of you. everythings gonna be great! you kids are the best brothers and sister Rhett could ever have and he is one lucky little boy to have you! Wished on all the stars for you last night! Good luck!

Jessica & Joey said...

Thinking about you guys today! Lots of hugs and prayers coming your way!

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for strength and peace and joy for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog. Wanted to say my prayers are with you and your family.
Lucki

bella said...

Many good thoughts and prayers flying your way... (((HUGS)))

Tara said...

Pryaing for you hard in Georgia today!

Nic & Ashley Haws said...

We want you all to know that we are praying for you. We have prayed that Rhett will do well, that his surgery will be successful and that his beautiful family will be comforted. We pray that you will all turn to your Heavenly Father for comfort and strength. It's not easy to rely on your faith, but there is so much power when you do.

Becca said...

Samantha and I will be thinking of you all! Stay strong, little guy!!! hugs from Sammi

Anonymous said...

I read Caralees's blog today that asked people to check out Rhett's Journey, I just wanted to let you know that we will keep Rhett and his family in our prayers.

Christina said...

Told ya we would be thinking (and linking) of you today!

Hugs fr Austria

And have a great WDSD!

Anonymous said...

WOW what and amazing story! You guys sound like an amazing family with an aazing spirit and we will for sure keep you and our thoughts and prayers! Good Luck and we wish you a happy speedy recovery Rhett!

Tommy's mommy said...

To Rhett and his adoring family,

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1

May peace from our God be with you today during Rhett's surgery. Our family of 6 will be praying for Rhett's recovery, for peace in his loving parents hearts, and for understanding to his siblings.

Your family has been thru an amazing set of events. We look at your blog often and wish we could post more. Much love to each of you today. I'm getting teary eyed right now thinking of all you will go thru today.


"Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall." Psalm 55:22

Be strong Rhett! -McMillan Family Ferndale, WA

StephthefutrRxDr said...

I'm praying for your sweet little Rhett!

Anonymous said...

i'm just a lurker who is parying for your son and your family!

StephthefutrRxDr said...

I'm praying for your sweet little Rhett!

jLiz4U said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful family with the world. You have more prayers than you will ever know, I am sure. God is watching and has ALL of you in His hands. May you have a Blessed Good Friday.
Strength, Courage and Love to All - especially Rhett.
J&B

Anonymous said...

We are praying for sweet Rhett as he recovers from surgery. We are praying for his health and comfort and of course a healthy future. Prayers are also coming from our house for Rhett's beautiful family who take such good care of him and love him so much. Much love and lots of prayers for all of you. God Bless.

Barb and Michael (T21 online group)

Scarehaircare said...

Sending love and prayers for Rhett. Lauren goes in for open heart surgery on May 1st. She filmed the first two Baby Signing Times with Brady when she was 3 but was cut out of all takes. You can see her in ST Time To Eat with her brothers eating a sandwich and setting the table. She is also in The Great Outdoors signing 'trail". Good luck to Rhett, we hope he gets into ST!!!

Robyn Beliveau said...

I found you through Kim Stagliano's blog. Rhett and your entire family are in my thoughts today and in the days to come. He is beautiful and his amazing smile touches my heart.

The Thomas Family said...

The Baker family did a post about your sweet Rhett. We will be praying for you too!

Gabi's Mommy said...

May God be with Rhett and the rest of your family! Gabi is watching over Rhett right now, she is a very special angel for a very special boy:)

Love and Prayers
Micah, Jason, Gracie, Angel Gabi, and Kinsley

Anonymous said...

Happy 3 21 to you...

We love you Rhett!!!!

We hope you feeling better soon.

Rebecca and Elainah!

Anonymous said...

May GOD be with you and bless you with all of his love. As GOD watches over your family today he is reminded in so many ways how truely special your family is. You are all in our prayers.

In GOD's Awesome Love,
Emmy, Alycia, Anna & Ayrika Hank

carolyn q said...

Bird Family,

Just want you to know that the Quigley family is keeping Rhett and your whole family in our thoughts and prayers that all will be well.
We will be glued to the computer to check on updates.
Hugs,
Carolyn Quigley

Michele said...

::Waves:: I'm Praying!!! That's one more!

Anonymous said...

Okies for Rhett
We are all praying for you little Buddy. GOD BLESS

Lori said...

You're in my prayers. "Have no fear little flock".

Anonymous said...

You're family is in my prayers. I hope all goes well.

Sam said...

I just surfed in off the web.
Down's syndrme babies are little angels come down to earth. Rhett has my prayers, and all the angels and God's prayers too!
(((((((((HUGS)))))))

Anonymous said...

Dear Rhett and family,
Of course we will keep the whole family in our thoughts and we will say a special prayer too. Rhett you are a cutie!!! God will be guiding you through this.
Jim, Danielle, Helena and Julia (DS)

Emily said...

Rhett- you are in my heart today. I pray for a successful, uneventful surgery and recovery. Also sending lots of love to mom, dad, brothers and sister for peace and comfort during this time.

EJSL said...

I found your blog through Tammy and Parker, and I wanted to let you know that my family and I will be praying for Rhett. We know that surgeries + the extended hospital stays afterwards are extremely hard. We love you and wish that you didn't have to do this.

Anne said...

Thinking of you all!

Anne
Mom to four-year-old Archie with Ds, and two-year-old twins Kit and Jack

livia-the-great said...

happy down syndrome day from switzerland!... joining in with heart-filled prayers for all of you.

tekeal & livia

~Melissa~ said...

Thank you for the update. Still praying for you - I'm glad he's done with the surgery (You are a brave woman to be ok with seeing that nurse. eek!) I hope he is able to rest and recover comfortably!

Michelle said...

Been thinking of you guys all day - thanks for posting an update. Prayers will continue

chauncey said...

Joining in the prayers for Rhett and your family today.

Beth said...

Thanks for the update - been checking back in periodically to check on Logan! Thoughts and prayers!

Beth

Michelle said...

Hang tight, sister! I know; no really, I don't know, but I can imagine how you both felt seeing the nurse. Tears here reading that. I so feel for you. Kiss that strong boy for me (a BIG kiss, okay?!). Everything will be fine. Love you and PRAISE GOD for giving all of you courage and you, Pam, insight...so much insight. xxx

JuliAnn said...

What a strong handsome little guy you have! Best wishes!

Sunny said...

Little Rhett is in our prayers for a quick recovery. He is such a strong little kiddo!

Melissa said...

Wow, you ahve a lot of people praying for you Rhett! You are a lucky boy. I hope recovery is smooth!
Melissa - IHH

Angie said...

I am praying for you little Rhett! You are such a tough little kid! I love the spirit I see in the videos of you! What a special little angel! I am praying for you and your family!
(You don't know me, I am friends with Brynn!)

Debbie Yost said...

I jumped over here from Banana Migraine. I know the surgery is over, but recovery is not fun either. I just wanted to let you know I was praying for you and your family and little Rhett. He is such a cutie!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear that Rhett is doing well on oxygen, that's great. I hope that his pain subsides soon.

We alternated Tylenol and Ibuprofen every three hours for E...for a WEEK. Twice they used morphine, but only twice. She didn't have to have anything trimed although they expected they would.

Anyway...many hugs to you and your family from our house to yours.

Rebecca

Yoly said...

Glad surgery is over, thanks God. Everything will be ok.

Lost of prayers and support from Puerto Rico.

Sara said...

YOu have our prayers!!!! Give him a big hug for us! I know all about IVs and being strong, take 5-6 people to hold Nathaniel down for one and then we hold our breath and hope it doesnt blow :p
Hugs to you all...keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

Dani y Fabi said...

Querido Rhett: desde Argentina estamos orando por ti.
Te deseamos lo mejor!!!!!
Fabi y Valen

Anonymous said...

Stay strong! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

BoufMom9 said...

Keeping your family in my thou8ghts and prayers.
May the Lord watch over little Rhett throughout this ordeal.
Many blessings to you & yours.

mum2brady said...

Hoping Rhett continues to recover well - keeping him in our prayers.

~ Teresa ~ said...

I am praying for a speedy, comfortable recovery...

Teresa said...

Your little Rhett is such a sweetie. We wish him a speedy a pain free-as-possible recovery and peace for all of you. We'll pray for you.

Julia said...

Lots of prayers!!! I've never been to your blog, until carey put it on chelsea's (rhettts girlfriend) blog but now I will pray for him every day!!! XOXO Hope and love
Julia

Nicole said...

I'm so glad things went well!

Anonymous said...

Wanted to wish Rhrett a quick recovery and hoping everything works out GREAT! Your family will be in our thoughts.

From a Miami family in the T21 community.

Anonymous said...

Dear all:
I'm Mayte's mom from El Joaquines blog and I've been praying for Rhett's and you all day. I'm so glad everything went fine. I will be praying so the Lord heal your baby brother.
God Bless you all!
Teresita

Beck said...

Rhett's in my prayers - I hope his surgery goes well and that he recovers super quickly!

Jenn said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jenn

Artemisia said...

Here from Kim's blog - Rhett is in our Good Friday prayers and Holy Saturday prayers, etc. I HATE to think of that little doll from the videos in pain, I hope he recovers very quickly!

Lauriann said...

pam ,
I am glad rhett's surgery went well ... you and andy and rhett are still in my thoughts and prayers ...lots of hugs to you all and hope you and you family have a happy easter .....

Laura said...

Pam and Rhett, thinking about you both and sending massive hugs and good vibes to you and your entire family. Get well soon Sweet Rhett!

Delilah said...

Niksmom sent me over. You are all in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts & rayers are with you and your family!!

Carrie - Menasha, WI

Anonymous said...

My thoughts & rayers are with you and your family!!

Carrie - Menasha, WI

jane said...

I wish your little cutie all the best and prayers.....

With Love and many paryers

Jane
Mother of an Aspberger's child!

Kay said...

Prayers for decreasing pain and a speady recovery.
Hugs Kay and Drake from T/21

Dervish said...

YEA-HOOOO!!! We have been following the updates all day and are thrilled to hear that little Rhett is doing so wonderfully. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and hearts and hope for a speedy return home.

Anonymous said...

Your sweet little boy is in my prayers tonight.

Kelly

Tara Marie said...

Sweet, sweet Rhett......we have been sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way all day. We love you dearly.

Hugs and kisses from Emma Sage and her Momma

Tara Marie said...

Sweet, sweet Rhett......we have been sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way all day. We love you dearly.

Hugs and kisses from Emma Sage and her Momma

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for ur sweet baby boy!

Deanna said...

Just to let you know your adorable brother is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the pain gets better and that his recovery is great indeed.
Love Deanna
adoptive mom to 4

Gabi's Mommy said...

What great news that surgery went well. We have been thinking of Rhett all day. Now we will pray for a comfy and speedy recovery!

Hugs from all of us!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bird Family
I hope that your stay in PICU is short. We are praying for you in Wagga Wagga, Australia.
God bless you.

Christina said...

Great to hear that surgery went well and he is showing his strengths. Hope his recovery is way quick!
hugs fr Austria

Anonymous said...

Rhett and family you are in our prayers coming from Nevada. I read your story all of the time but this carries loving thoughts and prayers also for the doctors and nurses. Give Rhett a kiss from us,

Kari said...

Glad surgery is all over and I hope his recovery will be short. It took T 10 days. That was with T&A and his pallet shaved whatever that means. Tristan and I are sending Rhett big hugs and high fives. Poor little guy, Not fair when little ones have to be in pain. I will continue to pray for your family!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Still thinking about you guys! I hope Rhett is having less pain today!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are doing so well post op Rhett. Keep strong and know that we are praying for you all. God Bless.. Tracey and Conor (T21online)

Kim said...

Glad Rhett's surgery went well.Sorry to hear he is in so much pain. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery!

Mauzy said...

Our thoughts and prayers continue!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for Rhett and you all. I am a friend of Mrs Wibbz and am sitting in my shed on this Easter Sunday morning in England! God bless you!
Georgie

Tricia said...

Found you via several other blogs and just wanted to pop in and say we're sending healing energy you're way.

Terri said...

I am a new lurker--also a mom. You can tell your kids that my family (5 of us) and our church and my best friend's church are all praying for Rhett.