I write you this message in grief in faith.
My son Kaleb was rushed by ambulance to the emergency room on Wed. after we picked him up from the babysitters house. At UCH they determined that Kaleb had a SubDural Hematoma (His brain is bleeding). He then was Bayflighted (helicopter) to Tampa General Hospitals Pediatric Intensive Care Unit on a Trauma Alert.
Doctors determined that Kaleb was shaken while at the homecare he goes to. He is suffering from Shaking Baby Syndrome.
When we first arrived at the hospital they put a pressure gage into his head to moniter the Intercranial Pressure (The pressure that the brain is under due to swelling and Bleeding). He wasn't doing too well all day yesterday, his pressure in his head was ranging between 29-40 and the normal pressure is between 5-20. So doctors decided that the best thing to do was to put a tube into his brain to drain spinal fluid from his ventricle. This procedure was a sucess and brought the pressure down.
Today however, they did a Cat Scan and saw that Kaleb is now suffering from a stroke and has formed a new bleed in the brain.
I believe in Miralcles! I believe that prayer works. I am asking you, all of my friends, whether you know me well or not to PLEASE pray for my little boy Kaleb. He needs a miracle and we need your help!
I know some of you may not believe in God... But he exists! And he's already performed one miracle. Please I ask you, I beg you, to Pray for my little boy and my family. He is my everything
I followed the story closely, writing Kristy several times.... My heart broke for them, I had just had Nathan right before this happened... and I prayed a lot for that little boy. I was excited on the good days, and worried and sad on the bad days, praying all the while.
The babysitter finally ADMITTED to what she did to Kaleb, and it was finally all over in June 2010. Ex-Day Care Worker Pleads Guilty In Shaken-Baby Case ....
Tonight - however .... just a few hours ago......... Kaleb became an Angel.
Kaleb's story touched so many people, touched so many lives.... grabbed so many hearts... on Myspace and Cafemom.... and anyone who heard the story....
Kaleb feels no more pain, but his poor parents are missing him greatly. Kristy posted this on her Myspace:
Kaleb's last update.
Here is a WONDERFUL interview done with Kristy August 2010 (the above picture was shared there) ....
The first picture I shared, was taken from Kristy's Myspace - from one of their fundraising events....... I thought, it was fitting.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Kaleb - I hope that you are running and laughing and talking up a storm! Enjoy Heaven baby boy!! You touched so many lives!!