Thursday, August 5, 2010

Not good today

Little Ben stopped passing urine 9 hours ago, his potassium levels are rising which is a bad sign. The doctors say he is unlikely to survive. They have been tremendous but they say Ben is pretty certain to have severe brain damage after having the surgery on his intestine and kidney shutdown, so it is perhaps better that he goes. We are so sad and emotionally drained
We are going over to India next week to be with him and Zac and work out where to go from here.

Sam and Phil

14 comments:

  1. We are so sorry for your bad news but will continue to pray for a miracle.
    Renee&Paul

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  2. Oh, Sam, and Phil, I am so sad to hear this news. I am thinking of you and little Ben all the time.

    (Sam, if the worst happens and you need to talk to someone about life after babies, my sister Emma had a similar experience with the loss of a premature newborn).

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  3. Dear Sam and Phil, I am so devastated, I have no words, just a heart full of pain. Much love Meg xxx

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  4. No words are sufficient.
    Hope sometimes leads to miracles.
    Miracles do happen.
    You are all in our prayers.

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  5. Sam and Phil,

    I am so saddened by your news. Just know that lots of people all over the world have prayed for Ben. Take care of yourselves.

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  6. There are several people here in Nebraska praying for a miracle for Ben as well. Hang in there - we're still hoping for a miracle!!

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  7. Sorry to read your post. We also hope for a miracle to happen. Hang in there...

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  8. Oh guys ... not a post we wanted to see. Hang in there ... all of our thoughts are with you. xoxo

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  9. dear sam and phil, i am so very sorry to hear the news. i can only imagine how you feel. you and the babies are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  10. Words are not sufficient to let you know how we feel for you. Keep strong for each other and pray for a miracle as we all are.

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  11. Here from Mike and Mike's blog. Praying hard for your little precious Ben and for your family ...

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  12. thank you all, so hard at the moment, very sad.

    Sam and Phil xxxxxxx

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  13. Dear Sam and Phil,

    We are so sorry to hear your news. We are thinking of you. Keep strong. Much love, Bub and Jim

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