Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Not That Anyone Has Asked

Baby Jayden received his new liver!

Post-Op in his ICU room
God is so good!!  His new liver is doing it's job, breaking down bilirubin!  You can literally see the huge change a healthy liver is making for this baby boy!  His jaundice (the yellow skin tone from high bilirubin levels) has been reduced and his skin is taking on a natural flesh tone.
After Being Extubated
He is recovering remarkably well at this point.  He has been extubated, his NG tube to drain his tummy has been removed as well as two central lines and his labs are coming back good.  He even got to have some jello yesterday!  As I said above, God is so good!!

Baby Jayden, like all of us, has gotten a second chance at life!  However, it has come at a great cost, as it means another family lost someone they love in order to give this gift of life.  I ask you will remember that family in your prayers as well as pray for Jayden's continued recovery.

As you all know, the family's estimated costs for the transplant are estimated at a minimum of $40,000 and now that Jayden has been transplanted the bills are already adding up.  There are a great number of ways to help this family and require only a bit of your time.  I ask that you please take that little bit of time and do what you can to make a difference to this family.  You know if it was your child or a child you love, you'd be praying for a miracle too and this is your chance to be part of a miracle and help a family in need.

For those near Sierra Vista, Arizona: There is a car wash this Saturday July 10 at Schlotzki's Deli to benefit Jayden's COTA fund.  They can use volunteers to help wash cars as well as donations of car wash supplies.  Check out Jayden's COTA page if you would like to help or get your car washed!

For those of you on Facebook:  Please take 30 seconds a day and vote for his charity "COTA for Jayden O" in the APX Gives Back Project.  Please share it on your status and invite your friends and family to vote and do the same.  Copy the links at the top of my blog and add it to yours and encourage your followers to do the same.  Together we can make a difference!  Voting ends on August 21.  The charity with the most votes in each region gets a donation of $30,000!  What a blessing that would be for this family!!!

  • Simply "Like" the page.

  • Then click the button that says "Click to Start Voting". 

  • Next click on the orange circle for the Central region.

  • Scroll down until you see "COTA for Jayden O."

  • Click "Vote for this Charity"
RECYCLE FOR LIFE:   Please donate your old inkjet cartridges, laser ink cartridges and old cell phones to Recycle for Life.  Jayden's COTA account will receive 100% of the current recyclable value of the items donated.  Work in an office?  Would your employer consider donating the empty ink cartridges or cell phones?  What about your co-workers, family and friends?  Please pass this on!
****PLEASE NOTE*****
Epson inkjet and laser cartridges, Brother inkjet cartridges, and remanufactured cartridges are not recyclable and should not be included with shipments.
Donations can be mailed to:
Recycle for Life
842 Chaffee Rd
Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234

To donate directly to COTA and follow his journey
Click the image below


  1. That's incredible! I am so happy for that family. I am going to send in my cartridges and check out that facebook page. God is Great! *Maria*

  2. I will definitely keep him in my prayers. To have so much happen at such a young I'll check out the facebook page as well!