Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Update 9/30/08

Little John is not having surgery today.  He developed a fever overnight and the doctors are taking a Spinal tab, blood and urine samples to check for culture to determine why he has a fever.   

Little John is using hospital oxygen on occasion when his O2 Levels get low.  He is breathing room air for the most part and only uses the O2 sparingly.  

They had to put a  cathador put in his bladder and it was a struggle to get it in.  But it is in now. 

Now we just have to wait.  Thank you all for you thoughts and prayers at this time.  

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Little John is doing well.  He is on room air and no ventilator at this time.  He will have surgery on Tuesday to put a shunt in.  The surgeons will determine at that time if there is anything further that needs to be done.  They are waiting for a heart transplant and doing the best that can for the time being.

John is also receiving blood transfusions.  More information will be posted on how people can help with that later. 

Thanks for the prayers and well wishes!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy Birthday

September 22, 2008-John Pelton-Criddle was born.  He weighed 8lbs 10oz he was 21 inches long and his head circumference was 15 inches.

He had a rough entrance into the world.  He was born naturally but during his birth he broke his right clavicle. :(

He received lots of loves from friends and family for the first 8 hours at the hospital in Pocatello, ID.  Around 4pm that evening we received news that John was having issues with his heart and he was going to be life flighted to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

After arriving at Primary Children's we were informed that John has a condition known as ~Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum with moderate to sever RV (Right Ventricle) Hypoplasia RV dependent sinusoids~ 

Basically this means that Johns heart on the right side doesn't work.  The right side of his heart is supposed to pump blood to the lungs.  Right now he is on medication that is keeping the artery open between the two sides of his heart so that he can get blood to his lungs.

This is a rare genetic disorder and John will need numerous surgeries to keep him alive.  John really needs a heart transplant but for the time being he needs to have smaller surgeries to keep his heart working to pump the blood to the lungs. 

Here shortly John will need a blood transfusion and we need everyone to help us.  We need those of you who can donate blood to let us know.  You can email us at LittleJohn092208@gmail.com and we can give you further instructions. 

Thank you all for your prayers and best wishes.