Tuesday, June 25, 2013

We need a miracle for our baby Zander

 Two weeks ago my granddaughter took her baby, Zander, my great grandson in for his 6 months check up
When she saw the doctor he ask why she was holding his head up and she said because he can't hold it up very long by himself. The doctor walked my granddaughter, Melissa and Zander across the parking lot to the ER. They admitted him and did blood tests, MRI and CAT scan if his neck and spine. The said all the test came back normal but were waiting for two of the test that would probably not be in for at least 10 days. They sent him home.

Last Saturday he stopped breathing and my granddaughter gave him CPR and called 911. He was rushed to the hospital. They put in a breathing tube and did more CAT Scans and another MRI and a chest Xray. The Xray showed pneumonia. They had to intubate and sedate him so the breathing machine can work for him.

Yesterday morning the pediatrician said that with all the tests and all the doctors that have looked at Zander's case and with the tests that have finally come in he has  MSA Muscular Spinal Atrophy. There are three types of this disease. Type 1 which usually affects babies up to two years old and the life expectancy is two years due to respiratory complications such as pneumonia. Type 2 is not as serious but with many complications and life expectancy is longer. Type 3 is the least serious and life expectancy is a full one.

The last test came in and Zander has Type 1. My granddaughter and her husband have to decide weather to put him on life support for as long as his little life will be or to remove all tubes and let "nature take its course". How does a parent decide something as heart wrenching as this?

God preforms miracles. He has made the blind see, the crippled walk, healed leprosy and made crazy people sane. I know this is Satan and I cannot tell you how much I hate Satan. How dare he attack this sweet little baby!! I am praying that God will give us a miracle and push Satan out of the way and save our baby Zander.

Up until two weeks ago he was a happy healthy baby and now according to the doctors he is dying.
The panel of doctors that have seen Zanders case along with a genetic specialist will be meeting with Melissa and Justin tomorrow to go over this disease and the options that they, as parents have.

We are all devastated and heartbroken. It is so hard to see my granddaughter in such pain and her daddy, my Son and Zander's Grandfather is a mess. He feels so helpless that he is not able to fix this for his baby girl.

They have a two year old daughter (Ava June) that was there when all of this happened and she ask her Mommy on the phone if brother was dying. Bless her heart, how did she know about death and dying. She saw a counselor yesterday.

I am going out to Vegas to be with my family on Thursday. My heart is so heavy right now.
There are many prayers going up for Zander so I am prying that God will hear them and give us a miracle. That is the only thing that will save this baby. I am asking for Prayers for the family too. We have to be strong for Melissa and Justin and this is going to be so very hard.
Thank you all

Please pray with everything you have.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


I want to Thank Kym Decker for doing the Blog Hop and all those members that participated in it. Digital Whisper will be having more blog hops in the future.
Today is the FIRST day of summer! Finally it is here!
I would like to take a SURVEY from all of you on what you would like to see here at Digital Whisper. Weather it be mixed media, more challenges. contests, Artist Trading Cards or whatever ideas you might have to keep our site fresh and active.
Our goal is to have happy members so if you would be so kind as to leave a comment in the blog area below on what YOU would like to see here I will be happy to consider all ideas.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Digital Whisper Blog Hop Day 3

Mid-Summer Dream # 3 .
To enjoy everyday without rain. Stand in the warm sun on my front porch and take in the beauty of Oregon.
Here in Coos Bay we have approx 5 full months without rain. The rain is necessary to keep all the evergreen trees green and healthy. Coming from CA I must say that the beauty of Oregon and the mild temperatures are a blessing. You will hear me complain about all the rain here but when the mid summer months arrive it is heaven. This photo was taken from one corner of my front porch. We have 9 acres and every inch is appreciated. So this Mid-Summers Dream is to celebrate the beautiful dry days.
Credit: Background is my own photograph
The butterfly is from Free wallpapers
Thanks to all who participated in the Blog Hop and to Kym Decker for organizing it.
You are all awesome and you make Digital Whisper ROCK!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Digital Whisper Blog Hop Day 2

Mid-Summers Eve should have a little romance . Don't forget to hug your honey :)
Credits: Background from Su Hall. Silhouette is from Free Stock, Photoshop brushes

Digital Whisper's Blog Hop

It's Time To Hop!!!!!!

 Have a fantastic time hopping from one blog to another as you read each member's post and see the fantastic Midsummers Eve art work they have ready to share with you!
This is my contribution.
One of my mid-summers dreams is to enjoy my property and all of it's beauty before the rains return.
Credits: Background is from Digital Whisper's Journey of the Butterfly Kit
Image is from my private stock

Here's your Blog Hop List:

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day !

I wish all the Father's out there a Happy and Fun day filled with love.
This is a collage I did back in 2010.
It reminds me of my Son's and what wonderful Fathers they are.
I am so proud of all three of them.
Much Love

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Free Image to you from me.
Love those feathers!


This month's Featured Artist is Diane Smith with her beautiful Sketch "The Path"
I love the depth of this piece!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Officially Old

Okay today I am officially old, 65 and on Medicare!
I can't believe how time flies by so fast. It seems like yesterday I was 15 years old and anxious to be 18.
The good thing is I don't have to pay that 400.00 a month for healthy insurance anymore:)

Beleive me since I retired in 2006 my days are not long enough. I thought retirement would be relaxing and travel and fun but instead I have a shop on Etsy that is successful, an artist network that keeps me hopping, two dogs that have a routine I better be on top of or they let me know about it, Etsy meetings with my friends, Zumba twice a week and a blog that is going to get more attention this year and life in general. I am very blessed and thank God everyday that I have my health and the capability to do all that is required of me each day.
Do I feel old? Not at all. it is just strange to say that I am now 65 years old when I feel like I am still 20.
Happy Birthday to me!