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Saturday, January 19, 2008
Baby Kaleb- A Heartbreaking Tragedy
This post is taken from BLASe's blog, Every Picture Tells A Story and passed on to our readers. Please pass it on to your readers. If you pray, please pray for this most innocent, helpless victim of stupid violence. If you do not pray, please concentrate your most positive and good thoughts for him and for his grieving parents suffering one of the most agonizing experiences a parent can endure. Spread the word about the dangers of shaking a baby. Video: about 9 minutes in two parts. First half is Kaleb's pre-injury life. Second half has hospital photos. A heart breaking tragedy. At the bottom of the video are tiny thumbnails. Click on to hear video of their stories. MacKynzee's story of a brutal beating by her father is terrible. Abuse of babies and children is the most horrible crime. (Gadfly suggests punishments for the perps that are not printable but sound like a good idea). I have emailed BLASe to see if she has updated news of Kaleb.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. UPDATE ON BABY KALEB:
BLASe replied to my email very quickly. Great news! The baby is responding to light, the sound of his mother's voice, and "talks" (coos and makes noises) when interacting with her. Considering the brain/neurological damage so many babies suffer from the shaken- baby injuries, Kaleb's progress is indeed miraculous. Please continue to hold him up in your prayers and positive thoughts that he will make a full recovery. Physical therapy will be long term and some progress may be measured in millimeters instead of yards, but every millimeter of progress is a small miracle.
RE: Baby Kaleb
Sat, 19 Jan 2008 08:08:37 +0000
Hi and thank you very much. .................................................
These are the last two of Kristy's (baby Kaleb's mom) Myspace entries.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all of you!
We pray that this year is filled with healing for Kaleb and all members of our family. We also pray for justice for our beautiful son! We leave everything in God's Hands and pray for peace that surpasses understanding.
I hope everyine had a great and safe New Year. Josh Kaleb and I stayed home and spent it together. We are so thankful that we were able to ring in the New Year together!
Kaleb is still doing wonderful!He is my little chatterbox! He loves to talk! In the AM he is always in such a happy mood... but he has ALWAYS been a happy baby since the moment he was born. Today I was watching A Baby Story and I started to think back to when Kaleb was born... When he came out and they layed him on my chest he didn't even cry... He just looked around and made a couple little noises but nothing like what you see on these shows. He has always been so happy with life and takes in everything so peacefully. I am so thankful that he loves his life... This is why it is so hard for me to understand WHY this happened to him. But we trust that God has a GREAT plan for his life! He has already done so much for him! I love to see him smile!
He is getting so much stronger and can hold his head up for a little longer now. I know that with in the year he WILL be sitting. He is such a character.. He always has something to say about his therepies. He loves to play with his light up toys and coos at them often. When he wants attention he says something that sounds like "mum". He hasan EEG coming up next week and I pray that imporvements are visible! I know they will be.
I am being bombarded with questions about the trial. No it has not happened yet. I don't know when it will but when it does our memories are as clear as they were May 9. I am sorry that I cannot tell you more... I wish I knew more.
I wish all of you a BLESSED NEW YEAR.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
EEG and more
Kaleb had his EEG and as far as we know everything looked fine. First they held a strobe light over his face for about 10 minutes to see if he had any type of seizure and the nurse said that all that it showed was that he got excited! Which is great because that confirms that he def. sees something. Then they had him fall asleep because I guess it is common for kids to have seizures during the REM cycle of sleep. That also showed no seizure like activity. Then I had to wake him up by calling his name and he woke up! So I am SURE that he hears! I bet a lot of his recovery stems from the hyperbaric chamber. He is doing SO WELL!
He is so happy. He gets in these laughing spells lately where 2-3 times a day he just laughs and laughs. I think that he sees angels because a lot of time he just stares up and smiles and laughs. I love to see him so happy and not in pain. I am so thankful for all of the days I am able to see him awake and taking in his surroundings. I couldn't bare to go through three months of him being unconscience again. I cherish every waking moment with him.
He has been doing well in his therepies. We are doing some water trials in speech therepy on thursday. This is where the therepist will take syringes of water and put it in his mouth to see how we reacts to it. The goal is that he swallows it as soon as it goes in his mouth... If this takes place it might be a indication that he might be able to tolerate eating. But that is a long ways away. In physcial therepy he hasn't completely gained control over his neck and head so we still have to support it like a newborn baby. When he is laying on his back he is able to lift his butt off the ground and scoot back! So maybe sometime soon we will be getting him a scooter board.
We are so blessed to have our baby boy! I thank God EVERY DAY for all of the blessings he has given our family. Thank you all of you for praying for our son and loving him so much!
You can see the updates on Kaleb's mom's myspace here:
Thank you for visiting my blog :) I will go find you now.
WA: I can relate to the grief and anguish of parents/grandparents of a brain damaged child. I posted on my brain damaged grand daughter in Feb 2007, Twenty Years of Heartbreak and Oceans of Tears and I would not have that happen to this young family nor to Baby Kaleb.
I was struck by Kristy's comment about Kaleb's laughing episodes and that "I think that he sees angels...". Our Betty had laughing times and my beloved Grandmother always said when babies did that, angels were playing with them.
Our Betty - laughing:
Laughing in glee. What does she find to laugh about in her dark, almost silent, empty world? She knows nothing of our world and does not respond to it , nor does she respond to "baby play". My grand mother said that angels were playing with babies who laughed as she does. That's as good an answer as any.
This is so terrible and heartbreaking for this to happen to an innocent baby. Dammit, I'm bawling like a baby. Crying my eyes out. Bad sh*t happening to babies and little kids gets me where it hurts. Nobody should take their mad out on a little kid, no matter how bad they get on your nerves.
Sunday, January 20, 2008 2:08:00 AM
Blogger Gadfly said...
I don't do My Space but lots of other people do. Click on Kristy's My Space url , click on title "a totally different baby",and scroll down to commenter I'm Me and Can't Change it (Tim) and check out his bulletin below his comment. Maybe some of the My Space people will also post his bulletin about the baby rapers and baby stealers. I gave my opinion on a post on Ain't Gonna Take It. Old Woman says I can't publish what I'd like to do to them so I just gave generalities. Nvisiblewmn could help out with her baseball bat too.