Kip, Angie, Noah and Lily

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hogan's Heart

Noah and I made this incredible sun catcher today for Angie. It was "day with dad" day at his preschool. I don't think I could be more proud of my little man. We went by Fox's pizza on the way back home to get the "Noah Special". That is a bambino pizza with extra meat and no cheese. Noah can't have normal cheese pizza because of his allergies so we have to get his own personal pizza. I think Noah likes it because he gets his own pizza box!

This is the week that many celebrate Valentine's Day. It is the holiday that you see hearts everywhere. Noah made his sun catcher heart. He also made a heart card for his mommy and there are candy heart boxes everywhere. It is ironic on the week that we celebrate hearts so much that we have been dealing with Hogan's heart this week.

Dear Friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. 1 John 4:7-9 NLT

This verse was on the craft that Noah and I finished today at "Day with Dad" at his preschool. The craft was made for Angie and of course, she loved it! I also love the 9th verse because it showed us just how much that God loves us. God sent his son to die for us. He sacrificed his Son that we might all have eternal life. I was talking to a friend of mine this morning over breakfast and we were talking about Heaven and just how our minds can't really comprehend what Heaven is going to be like. Isn't is amazing?

I wanted to catch everyone up on a couple of things I mentioned in my last blog. I know many of you have been praying. Angie got a call yesterday afternoon from the doctor in Lawrenceville letting us know that everything was benign with her thyroid! That is one thing that we don't have to worry about having to address soon after Hogan is born. We are so thankful! I am so glad the doctor wanted to go ahead with the biopsy last week.

The other big event this week was the meeting with Dr. Rosemond and Dr. "V" the cardiac specialist today about Hogan's heart problems. I can't express the gratitude we have for the doctors that we have had the blessing of being with through this pregnancy. I have heard so many stories from friends about doctors not caring or not having good bedside manner but our doctors have all gone above and beyond to take time with us. Dr. V's real name is Dr. Videlefsky. Dr. Rosemond and Dr. Videlefsky spent over and hour with us looking at Hogan's heart and talking to us about his condition. They gave us the good news. It looks like Hogan's heart is not in good shape but not in horrible shape. That means that he could live for a little while!! We have gone from basically being told there is almost no chance for a live birth in November to a decent chance for a live birth last month to a chance we might could take Hogan home with us from the hospital if everything stays as good as the ultrasound looks right now! We will probably have to have a feeding tube for Hogan and maybe oxygen but he might be able to come home with us!! We have been praying for a live birth and continue to ask for those prayers. Angie and I both almost started crying today when they told us his heart could work for a while in the condition it was in today. We are so thankful for the hope that we have been given! Thank you for your continued prayers.


  1. We are praying for Hogan! We are also praying for you too. Thankful for the bit of good news on Angie and Hogan's Heart!

  2. Still in our prayers Kip! Thanks for posting this site so we can 'walk beside you'. God uses ALL life for His glory and I am convinced that Hogan has already been a part of that in many lives.

    Praises for Angie's report and special prayers for Noah and Lily also.

    You are a great father!

    Peace of Christ...


  3. Great news, I will continue to pray for you all. My husband and I lost our firstborn son, Isaac. He was stillborn at 22 weeks gestation. We were able to be with him for 3 hours but would have given anything to bring him home. I pray that you and your wife will be able to bring Hogan home!!!!

  4. Dominy's!
    Thank you for sharing this post. We certainly will be praying for your sweet family.

  5. Kip, Angie, Noah, Lily and baby Hogan,
    I have been praying hard for yall. I am so glad to hear that Angie's test came back good. What a BLESSING!!!!
    Hogan......I believe with everything that I put my faith in that not only will Hogan be able to to home with you but that you will receive many other miracles.
    The Bible say, "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." Matthew 21:20
    Ask for specific things and watch God do his thing.
    I love you all and I am praying,

  6. Thank you all so much for your messages. We read them often. Your words and prayers are greatly appreciated. We are thankful for so much support.

    Thank you.

  7. Kip,

    Misty and I continue to pray for you guys daily. I am truly amazed at how you and Angie are handling this most difficult situation. I look forward to talking to you soon.
    Love, Maury and Misty

  8. So very glad to hear this good news...about both Hogan and Angie ~ such a blessing!! We are continuing to keep your family in our prayers!
    Kerri Corbett

  9. Wonderful news Kip and Angie! We are still praying for y'all and are amazed by your strength and how your faith is growing through this. God is definitely using you and teaching you. We love y'all!
    Russ, Shelley, and Carleigh

  10. thank you for all of the prayers, love and support. We are so blessed to have you praying for Hogan! It won't be long now! In His Love! KD