Friday, January 18, 2013
It was a big fight, but it's over. The cerebral bleed could not be stopped. The heparin from the ECMO made his blood so thin it wasn't able to clot and stop the bleeding in his head from the stroke. He needed the heparin to stay on ECMO & if we stopped ECMO it would be the same result. There was no way to stop it from getting bigger. When it got big enough he had no more brain activity. There are no words to describe the pain we are in and the gigantic hole that is left. He is in heaven now with no tubes & and a new body. His passing was peaceful and he knows how loved he is by us and all of you too. Thank you sooooo much for all of your love, prayers & support. You really made this journey much easier for our whole family. Just because we didn't get a "magical" miracle, we did get the miracle of his sweet little life & I am thankful to God for that. Please remember him as the happy smiling little boy. I can't express how thankful I am for all of you. Our little angel now has his wings. Our hearts are broken but he is at peace now. The twins don't know yet, we plan to tell them on Sunday. We need some quiet time to adjust and just & get strong before we can talk to them about this. Our whole family is going to need some quiet time to adjust to this enormous loss. Words just can't express. We will make arrangements for the funeral and let you know the details. It will be in Corvallis. Thank you for everything.