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Old April 7th, 2013, 12:58 PM   #41
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Update on Baby Blake.
Everything is going good here.
They have been sprinting him on the ventilator for a hour at a time. Which is when they turn it down to simulate breathing on his own.
They have also put the ventilator settings to a minimal to make him breath more on his own.
The plan is to take him off the ventilator tomorrow morning. Mom can't wait so she can hold him. He is scheduled to have a heart cath on Thursday.
That is when they go in and check the size, function, and pressures of the heart. Hoping that goes well and we can keep him off the ventilator for good this time.
He is getting bigger and stronger everyday. His weight is up to 8lbs 8oz. Everything is looking very good and now it's just the waiting game.

Thank you everyone for your continued thoughts and prayers. God Bless
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Old April 10th, 2013, 08:42 PM   #42
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Old April 11th, 2013, 04:24 AM   #43
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My wife is heading to Motts this weekend to see a friend who's 4 year old just had heart surgery last week. She is also planning on stopping by to visit Blake and his parents.
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Blake has been off the ventilator for a couple of days and is doing very well.
Ike and Tammy Jo have been able to hold him... something they can't do when he is ventilated.
Baby Blakes status has been upgraded to 7 from1A on the transplant list, hes kinda on hold now.
This is good news, this means he is doing very well!


Dr's are working hard at weaning Blake off meds and the cpap, if they're successful, Blake will he able to go home.
Thank you all for your prayers and donations.
Please continue to keep the FitzPatricks in your thoughts and prayers, they still have a long road to travel.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 03:39 AM   #45
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My wife is heading to Motts this weekend to see a friend who's 4 year old just had heart surgery last week. She is also planning on stopping by to visit Blake and his parents.
Was Mrs. Shotgun able to meet with Tammy Jo and Ike?
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Old April 15th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #46
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glad to hear he's doing better. sounds like they have some good doc's.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #47
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Default Update on Baby Blake.

Had a pretty rough night from a drug standpoint.
Started having withdraws from methadone, had to go back up on his doses. Doing a lot better now.
They are still weening the cpap everyday, went from 6 to 5. Hoping to have him off cpap tomorrow and on high flow.
High flow is like cpap but less abrasive. Doctors are hoping to get him out of the PCTU and to the 11th floor by the end of the week.
The 11th floor is one step closer to being HOME! Thank you everyone for your continued support and prayers. God Bless

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Old April 16th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #48
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he looks happy in that pic
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Old April 28th, 2013, 03:36 PM   #49
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Update on Baby Blake. He is doing great. Been a little fussy but other than that, great. He is still on his antibiotics for the infection.
They are giving him 14 days of treatment and he only has 10 days left. Doctors are going to put in a new PICC line either tomorrow or Tuesday.
The antibiotics are too strong to go through a regular IV for that long.
Mom and Dad have got to take him on 2 walks through the halls with an O2 tank. LOVED IT!!
Today on rounds the Doctors changed his status from Moderate Care to General Care.
That is one step closer to going home. They also had the nurse place his feeding tube into his stomach.
Before they were going past his stomach. They call that a NJ placement. Now he is NG.
Tomorrow they are going to have the Speech Therapist come and work with him on oral feedings (bottles).
Oh yeah I almost forgot HE IS NO LONGER ON BREATHING SUPPORT!!!!
Took him off at 9:00 a.m. and he is breathing strong. Still has immature airways but powering through it.
Thank you everyone for your continued support and prayers. Blake is living proof that there is power in prayer and God works miracles. God Bless!
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Glad he's doing good. It bothers me when kids get the shit end of the stick. They bounce back though with more energy than I ever had.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:29 AM   #51
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Default Best news possible!

Blake is at home with Mike and Tammy Jo!

This young family still has a very long rocky road to travel.
Don't miss out on Blake's benefit, May 18th info is in post number 1.
Thank you all for your donations, thoughts and continued prayers!
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Poor little guy. Glad he is home. :)
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Old May 6th, 2013, 11:37 AM   #53
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Awesome awesome awesome! !!!!
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Old May 17th, 2013, 10:30 AM   #55
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just wanted to thank everybody for your generosity, it is greatly appreciated!

through this site alone we were able to raise $500 to help this little guy out!

the benefit is tomorrow so we will no longer be accepting any more donations but if you would still like to donate you can do so at the address below.

thanks again for you thoughts, prayers and donations!

in care of Blake Fitzpatrick III
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5475 E. Apple Ave.
Muskegon, MI. 49442
(231) 788-2327

Any donation you can make will help and be very appreciated.



PLEASE help if you can.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013
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2411 E. Hall Rd, Muskegon, Michigan 49442
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Thanks again everyone!
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Old May 17th, 2013, 09:23 PM   #58
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Sweet! Unfortunately I won't be able to make it tomorrow
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Muskegon and surrounding area members,

If you're looking for something to do today, there is a LOT going on at the Cancun Connection Bar and Grill 2411 E. Hall Rd, Muskegon, Michigan 49442 today starting at 2:00pm

I hope to see some of you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/4815...ref=ts&fref=ts
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