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Baby Decklyn – Our Gift Of 2012

The past year has not been a good year for our family. In February, it will be a year since Mom passed away and it has not been easy to know I can Decklynnever see or speak to her again. However, there has been one gift that really does keep on giving. On May 26, 2012, Decklyn Kent Fine was born into this world and he was in trouble from the start. For those of you who may read this and be unaware of his story, you can read the rest of his story here. Suffice it to say he has already had heart surgery, a scant three weeks after he was born. Remembering what he looked like after the surgery, it is amazing how far he has come since then.

Decklyn has Shone’s Syndrome, which is a series of four cardiac defects. When his mother, Alisha, took him to one of his first doctor’s appointments at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK, she was not given a lot of encouragement. He had a fairly loud heart murmur and a hole in the bottom of his heart. The heart doctor couldn’t really believe he was doing as good as he was doing with the condition he is afflicted with. He said the vast majority of children with Shone’s Syndrome are already showing signs of the defects, even with the surgery he had to correct the narrow aortic arch valve he was born with. That is one of the four cardiac defects he has. That doctor visit was on October 20.

On December 10, Alisha took him back for his second appointment with the heart doctor. After his examination, he told her Decklyn was doing fine. He said he had to strain to hear the heart murmur, that it was something a normal doctor wouldn’t even notice. The hole in the bottom of his heart is almost completely grown closed. He was amazed at how well he was doing and scheduled his next appointment for four months, instead of two. He also cleared him to be circumcised and to have his tongue clipped, which will make it easier for him when he starts to talk.  I doubt that will be far in the future, as he was jabbering the entire time we had him last weekend.

decklyn-7months1During his first trip to the heart doctor, Alisha was told that many babies with Shone’s Syndrome were unable to digest their food properly. As you can see in the picture below, Decklyn is having no trouble digesting his food. He eats like a little pig, both formula and baby food. You should see him dive after that baby food. He looks like he is going to eat the spoon too. Truly, Decklyn is the gift that has given to us through 2012. He is a bundle of joy to be around and that baby jabbering I mentioned would make even the most sour person on the planet smile with pleasure. Our entire family is thankful he is doing so well and in retrospect, we are not so surprised. Even though he has been sick from the first day of his life, Decklyn has had the hand of God on him from the start. We truly believe God has had a hand in the remarkable changes he has undergone in seven months.

 

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  • http://conservativesonfire.wordpress.com Jim at Conservatives on Fire

    God bless Baby Decklyn and Merry Christmas to the Jacksonn and Fine families.

  • http://americaswatchtower.com Steve Dennis

    I am so glad to hear he is doing so well Larry, what a little cutie!

  • http://christianfearinggodman.blogspot.com Jack Camwell

    I’m very happy for you and your family, Larry.

    =)

  • http://Www.bunkerville.wordpress.com Bunkerville

    Have a blessed day, and indeed glad to hear things are now going well. Merry Christmas to all.

  • http://Saberpoint.blogspot.com Stogie

    God bless your little grandson and Merry Christmas to you and your family, Larry!

  • http://capitolcommentary.com Harrison

    I hope his health continues to improve.

  • http://teresamerica.blogspot.com/ Teresa Rice

    Awww… What a cutie! He is a blessing from God. Plus, it is evident that God is watching out for Decklyn.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      I couldn’t agree with you more. God truly has been watching out for Decklyn. I can not express how thankful I am for that.

  • lou222

    Glad to hear he is doing well. I know how you feel about this past year, it has not been the best for some of us. Add what this administration is doing and it can get overwhelming. Happy Holidays to you and your family and I will hope for a better New Year for all of us.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      I continually stand in awe and amazement at how well Decklyn is doing. We are very thankful for how God has/is helping him.

      Happy New Year to you and your family.

  • http://wiseconservatism.com Robert P. Garding

    I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy and hopefully prosperous New Year. I have instructed my family to keep Deklyn and your family in our prayers, and I have also added your blog to my blogroll. Keep up the great work here.

    • http://www.ldjackson.net LD Jackson

      Thanks for the well wishes, but most of all, for the prayers. Decklyn needs all the help he can get.

      I’ll add Wise Conservatism to my blogroll as well.