Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Par Rich

One thing that Dr. Kays said during our visit has been echoing in the back of my mind for a week now--"Now that Par has survived CDH..."
Wow. Par survived CDH. Being on the other side of the hill--it is too easy to forget the journey we've been on--which is good to some extent--for Par's benefit--we need to look forward as we work with him to gain weight, roll over, and eventually crawl, talk, steal our keys and take the car to pick up his girlfriend... But I don't want to forget how incredible our journey has been--how the power of prayer touched our lives so heavily--how Dr. Kays' knowledge and experience saved our baby boy. We feel certain our outcome would be different if it weren't for him. This blog has served many purposes as I have said in the past--but I feel if I continue on posting about Par and his progress it may lose the powerful message:
1. We know all of this is only because of our Merciful Father.
2. After all of our research, Dr. Kays is the foremost authority on the treatment of CDH, along with the highest survival rate in the country (could be the world).
3. Prenatal diagnosis of CDH is SO important--so ask that your OB screen specifically for this at your 20 week ultrasound(they should anyway).

Although not equally, these three points have given us an otherwise healthy son who is now enjoying his family at home and his new best friend Tiffany. Hopefully this blog will be of help to other pregnant mother's with a CDH diagnosis. If you want to continue to read my 'babbling' and of course keep updated on Par and Tiffany (his dog)--feel free to visit our new family blog-- www.familyofriches.blogspot.com

We've enjoyed each comment and felt every prayer for our son--thank you for all the support. May God continue to bless you.
Liz, Rusty & Par


Anonymous said...

You are truly a family of riches!
I know your blog has been an inspiration to many, myself included. Much love-Martha H.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing the journey with us all!! You have been a blessing and inspiration to so many people!!!

James, Zandra, and Emaline

Anonymous said...

We have linked to your new site. For all the information and pictures, thank you is not enough. It has kept us informed on Par. Look forward to all the new information on the Rich family. Love and Blessings, Jim and Sheila

Anonymous said...

Glad to see life is slowing down...for now. Yes, wait 'til that little man gets his own agenda! Blessings all around!

Blessings are on the House!

Basinger family in NC

Anonymous said...

dear liz,i am so sorry to hear abt your grandfather and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Brad, Kellie and Lucy said...

Hi Liz,
I think you have commented on our blog recently and we thought we had decided on Duke, until my husband emailed Dr. Kays. Now, we're trying to decide if we should visit him and consider Dr. Kays. I would love to talk more about it and hear what you have to say. My email is kzmyers@yahoo.com and I'll pass along a phone email through email when I hear from you.
Thanks so much!