Sunday, June 28, 2009

A NEW HEART


Hello Dear Friends,
Let me introduce you to Alex. He is being a big goof here. Alex is a beautiful, bright, gentle, young man. He is the son of my Very Best Friend in the whole world. He is 17 years old and has lived more in this short life then most of us can imagine. You see Alex was born with 15 heart defects.

The only human being on the planet with all 15 and the only person to live with 6 of the most dangerous and live to tell about it. The right side of his heart has been wired, looped, changed and added to do the work for the whole heart. His left ventricle was small and basically non functioning. Alex has lived through 3 open heart surgeries, a stroke at the age of 5 that left him with some paralysis and a pacemaker at the age of 13. Yet, looking at him you would never know it.

The time has come for Alex to need a new heart. He has had all they can do to the one he was born with. The pressure his heart is pumping is causing his lung, liver and arteries to burst holes into them leaking out oxygen. They have all been repaired and this is no longer a option. Alex need a new heart. The next two days are critical. He will under go a battery of tests for the whole two days. His body, mind and spirit will all be tested. After these tests they could simply say (((NO))) he can't have a new heart and that will mean after all this fighting, struggling, and heartache we will loose him.

Alex has a circle of family and friends that love him. They include Mom and Dad, 3 brothers, a 7 yr old sister and a nephew. Not to mention my family and I- his extended family as well. I am asking for prayers, happy thoughts or well wishes. What ever you believe, if you could keep this young man at the top of your list I would appreciate it. It is a fight for life, to the death. We can't loose him yet, He has come too far and has helped so many kids like him in the process. He has been the test patient. They have learned so much about a childs heart because of Alex and saved a few because of it. There is still more to learn. He has much to do in his life. He wants to make a difference beyond what he already has.

So for the next TWO DAYS please keep him in your thoughts. Thank you from Alex, me and his family. He told me he loved me today and he hasn't said that since he was about 3 so you know he is scared. We all are.

go hug your kids. How lucky you are. Blessings,Pea

33 comments:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

he will be in my prayers..what a fighter..;)

Sonia ;) said...

Pea he is in my blessings. I also posted a link to you from my blog....Either way he will have lots of blessings .....Beautiful child...

Hugs and loves
Sonia ;)

Denni said...

He looks like such a cute boy!! Sending my thoughts..

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Pea,
Miracles can happen, I want to believe that one is on it's way to him.
Many Wonderful Blessing
Always,Flora

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

He is so strong and indeed a fighter. Sending love, big hugs and good thoughts. In my prayers.

Stacey said...

Sending out my prayers, most definitely!!! {{HUGS}} ~Stacey

yoborobo said...

I will pray for him. He is a fine young man. Hugs to you all - Pam

Deborah said...

Lifting Alex up in prayer, never ceasing. Sending you all my love, Deborah

Crowing About Primitives said...

Pea.. My thoughts and prayes are with your family and son.... Crossing my fingers all goes as planned.. Ann

Meghann LittleStudio said...

I am praying very hard and have added him to my prayer list: http://littlestudio.ca/Prayer%20List.html

First Draught Farm said...

Thoughts and prayers and waves of courage are being sent your way. . . .

Sarah said...

I am thinking happy and positive thoughts for Alex in these difficult days. He sounds amazing!
Sarah x

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Gina. He is a fighter and I hope the doctors see that.
Hugs,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Sonia,
Thank you sweet one! He is a wonderful boy and I love him like one of my own!
Hugs,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Denni!
big hugs to you,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Flora,
Thank you dear one! I too believe in Miracles. Yes, he is worthy of one.
Hugs,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Kimmy! So appreciate it.
Blessings,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Stacey, it means so much to us all!
hugs,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Pam,
Thank you dear. So very appreciated.
Hugs,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Deborah,
Thank you so very much. It is wonderful to see so many old and new folks rally for Alex!
Blessing to you back!
Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Ann,
Thank you so much. Alex is like a son but he is the son to MY best friend. She gave him life and I reap the rewards we always say! LOL
Big hugs,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Meghann,
what a blessings to have him added to the list! Thank you so very much.
Hugs,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

First Draught farm,
Thank you so very much and courage is always needed when my loved ones are sick. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Sarah,
He is such a awesome human being. We should all be more like him.
Thank you for the prayers. So very appreciated.
Hugs,Pea

Diane MacNaughtan said...

What a strong and courages young boy, He will be in my prayers...

Many posistive thoughts and well wishes for his family as well.

~Diane

LindaGJ said...

I was compelled to visit your blog from Sonia's blog about your friend. I just had to wish him all the miracles God can give to him and wish him well. I hope he continues to remain strong and hang in there. He will be in my prayers and be sure to let us know how he's doing. I'm following your blog now! All the best to his parents too. I know they have to remain strong too.
God Bless,
Linda

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Saying a prayer for Alex.

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Diane,
It is most appreciated by not only me but his entire family. We will not know the final word for a few days I am afraid. Many thanks.
Blessings,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Linda,
what a blessing your message was. I so appreciate it. Thank you for following my blog as well. I am sending all the messages to Alex's mom so she can know all the good folks that are rooting for Alex. It will sure touch her heart.
Blessings to you and yours as well.
Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Cathy,
We need all the prayers we can get.
Blessings,Pea

~Tonya said...

Alex is one remarkable young man! He has my prayers and my thoughts.

How very difficult things must be for him, his family and you. Positive thoughts is what we all must think and the power of prayer!!

Hugs to you Pea.
~Tonya

Phillane E'lee said...

Thanks Tonya,
Most appreciated. We won't hear for a few weeks but Kris and Alex are holding on to all the messages.
Have a great week my dear.
hugs,pea

WillowtreeTreasures said...

From one heart patient to another ...I send him my prayers and thoughts! I too have had three heart surgeries and a heart attack two years ago! I feel for him and understand him being nervous. Just let him know that life should be alot better when this is all over and he has ALOT of support from everyone! HUGS and Kisses to him, his family and to you for bringing this to people's attention! Please post how it all goes! Deb