Wed May 02, 2007 7:11 am

Done :!:

Wed May 02, 2007 8:02 am

Prayers coming from Wisconsin, too!

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Wed May 02, 2007 9:32 am

Bev and I will pray for bothe baby and mother.
Bill

Wed May 02, 2007 6:35 pm

Update: Ryder Allen Lee Smith came into the world a little after 2:00 this afternoon. He weighs 1lb, 5oz, and is 13 inches long with a head full of black hair. All of us were pleasantly shocked that the little guy has a very strong heartbeat and is breathing on his own. Momma is doing fine as well and is recovering not only from the surgery, but also from toxemia. She is recovering well, though.

Doctors say when Ryder gets up to 4lbs he can go home. He's not out of the woods yet, but he is in our world and appears to be a fighter. Please keep your prayers coming, as he still has a ways to go. And thanks for all the positive thoughts so far.

Wed May 02, 2007 6:43 pm

Great news John, Thanks for the update, and we will keep praying for them both. (and Family)

Ron

Wed May 02, 2007 7:43 pm

John:

Outstanding :!: 8) :D

Let mom know that she and Ryder will be in our families prayers.
:!:

Mon May 07, 2007 8:31 pm

Just got an update from Ryder's grandma (my sister-in-law). Ryder is still doing well, though they did finally have to put him on a respirator. Seems the little guy is very active and the docs think he wears himself out moving about as much as he does. After his lungs quit on him once, they decided to take no more chances and put him on the respirator. His daddy visited him today and he kept pulling his own nose tube out. Doctors and family alike have branded him a fighter. Keep your good thoughts coming, please.

Tue May 08, 2007 9:05 pm

John,
The Li'l guy has a good team behind him!
Prayers on the way from HoosierBoilerland!
Larry