Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Difficult Days

Yesterday, Christian was re-admitted to Texas Children's Hospital.  He began a 5 day course of IV Steroids and thankfully is responding to the steroid therapy.  He is expected to go home within the 5 day time period.  This is the good news!

Christian is experiencing an inflamation flare up on his spinal cord. This is uncommon, but the fact it is happening is an indication he will likely continue to have similiar flare ups in the future.  This is extremely rare and very disappointing.  X-rays indicate his spine has begun to twist due to muscle spasms in his trunk.  Today, Jack and Danielle were also informed Christian has a condition called Chiari 1 malformation.  This is a condition in which brain tissue protrudes into the spinal canal. 

As you can imagine, this is alot to absorb.  Please pray for Jack and Danielle to experience God's peace and that God will grant them strength and endurance for each day.  Continue to pray for God's miraculous healing hands to touch Christian's body and restore his health. 


  1. Praying for you all tonight...Asbill's

  2. Praying for baby Christian and the family!! Breaks my heart but God has the perfect plan! Love the Shuttlesworth family

  3. We don't understand God's ways, but we absolutely have to trust Him. God bless your family.

  4. Please know we will continue to pray for Christian and your whole family. Don and Melinda Killion

  5. Daily prayers still coming for all of you.

    The Morgan Clan

  6. Don't know them personally, but saw this from a friend. Just wanted to let them know my family is praying for them all.

  7. He has said if we ask in His Name, He will answer our prayers.

    We at Ravelry.com are praying for Christian and for those who love him.

    I ask for strength for you his family and for his complete healing. I am a mother,I understand pain and chronic illness.It is not something we as parents ever want for our children.

    I will light a candle for Christian and his extended family as often as I can, I hope it will provide comfort, knowing that it is an outward sign of prayers for you all. God Bless