Saturday, January 14, 2012

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I now have a group set up on facebook where everyone can share their Praying for Paxten pictures!  Please join and keep the pictures coming!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Keep On Praying

So, our Praying for Paxten campaign is proving to be a huge success.  I’ve already received about a dozen pictures and judging by the number of hits on my blog. . .I am going to receive a ton more.  Here are just a few:

Teeples Family


House Family

The Claassen family

This last picture was taken in Paxten’s new room! 

We are working on posting all of the pictures to a separate facebook page for Paxten.  We’ll let you know the details in the near future.  In the meantime, keep them coming!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Praying for Paxten

I saw this done on a blog a few years ago and really wanted to do this for Paxten.  It only works, however, with your support.  As someone who saw my own children fight for their lives, it truly does help to know that other people are taking time out of their lives to pray for your children.  Let’s not just TELL Libby and Blake that we’re praying for their daughter. . .let’s SHOW them! 

It’s really simple.  Make a sign (or you can use mine below) that says: Praying for Paxten in: (wherever you are)  and take a picture of yourself holding the sign.  The more people we get to participate, the greater the impact.  Tell your friends and let’s try to find people from all over the world who are praying for Paxten.  And be creative. . .write it in the sand on a beach, find a celebrity to hold a sign, hold a sign in front of a famous landmark, etc.  You can email the picture to me at or to Libby directly.  I haven’t quite decided what to do with all of the pictures, but I’m working on it.  Let your creativity soar, but most of all. . .pray for Paxten and show her and her family how much you care!!

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We’ll go first.  Now, it’s your turn!


The latest on Paxten can be found here:


I thought parenting was going to portray my strengths, never realizing that God had ordained it to reveal my weaknesses.

-Dave Harvey

Wow, how true is that?  Parenting is very humbling and definitely shows you the areas in your life that need improvement. I just pray every day that God helps me to be the kind of parent that Olivia needs. 

Then, I see this face and realize I must be doing something right. 




Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Olivia:  Can we go to Logan’s park today?

Me:  Where is Logan’s park?

Olivia: It’s in heaven.

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Me: Does he have bouncing animals at his park?

Olivia:  Yes!  They are farm animals!  His favorite is the pig!

Olivia is increasingly talking about Logan every day.  It warms my heart and breaks my heart at the same time.  Not sure I’ll ever get over Olivia saying his name. . .

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Prayers for Paxten

Lots of prayers for Paxten please!  Paxten is the niece of my two best friends growing up.  I’ve known Paxten’s mom, Libby, since she was born.  Paxten is 22 months old and has been fighting leukemia for over a year.  She underwent a bone marrow transplant 24 days ago and is really struggling right now.  Please please say a prayer for Paxten and her amazing mommy and daddy.


Libby’s latest update:

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First off all thank you so much prayer warriors for the extra prayers and support. It has been another rough day. Paxten's oxygen and breathing had been slowly deteriorating throughout the day along with increased and higher feavers, increased fussiness, throwing up, gagging and grabbing at her chest. We were thinking it may be acid reflux but after the CT scan I think we have bigger problems than heartburn. The doctors were very concerned about the fevers and decided they did not want to wait until tomorrow for a scan. The scan showed another accumulation of fluid in her belly but it wasn't nearly as much this time. They decided to drain it and only got about 430ml off this time. But after looking at the scan I believe we have found a source for the difficult breathing.
The Dr. found what was described as "diffused nodes" throughout her lungs. Meaning, she has either some sort of fungus or a-typical bacteria all through her lungs. This could be some form of pnemonia or fungus (I am not familiar with what kinds of fungus is common in transplant patients). She said even a virus of some kind could do this to a transplant patient. She also has a small pocket of fluid in the lungs. They have no idea exactly what it is just by looking at the scan and would have to draw out some fluid to determine exactly what it is. The dr doesn't feel that Paxten is stable enough at this point to do that test. They will also be doing a respiratory panel to test for any viruses. Essentially Pax has some sort of lung disease and we don't know exactly what it is. They have started her on two additional medications to hopefully cover whatever it may be. They are watching her very closely right now since her breathing is very shallow and she is "pulling" for breath as the dr. described it. If it gets any worse we may be going to the ICU. They also saw a slight accumulation of fluid around the heart but she didn't even say much about that because I think they are more concerned with the lungs at this point.
I don't even know what to say...please just keep praying.

You can keep up with Paxten’s progress at:

Please please keep her in your prayers.