This little boy is our grandson. His name is Henry, and has been though a lot. He has a condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. A short time after his birth he was sent to a children’s hospital, where he had surgery. The surgery corrected the problem, but it can come back.
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia also can affect the lungs, heart, intestines, spleen, stomach, and more.This condition often occurs with other birth defects, and syndromes. It is as common as Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis. I found this information on a Facebook awareness on this condition.
50% of babies born with this condition do not survive.
Read more here! This link is just a brief explanation of this condition. I will be posting more information in the future. I am planning on asking his mother for an interview, so you can hear from someone that is actually going through this journey. She has strong faith, and wants people to have awareness of this condition.
Oh, he has also recently started having seizures. The mother thought his movements seemed odd, where a lot of people may have thought it was normal movements of a baby. His doctor put him on a steroid, and it caused Henry to plump up. He is doing better, and is slowly being weaned off of it. The steroids as you can see plumped him up. He was a tiny baby at birth!
Please pray for Henry, and his mother. The family appreciate yours prayers. If you go to church have them put Henry on the prayer list. Henry is a fighter, and has parents that are fighters, but they need everyone to pray for them. Do this for them! If your faith is weak please pray anyway. Maybe his condition will help someone learn about prayer.
I couldn’t find a category about health, so I put it under Lifestyle, except for Beauty and Health.
I am not a doctor, or claim to know much about this condition, except, from what I have heard from Henry’s mother Christine. Lets help lift Christine’s spirit as high as possible.
Image Credit-LaJenna- His mother gave me permission to write about his condition, and post photos of him.