Finally a light..

Finally we are seeing the bleeding out of the chest cavity slow down. It has been a long hard battle. He has had continuous transfusions but now needs fewer. He has had constantly a minimum of four to five people looking after him at one time, often more and in the surgery at least 20. We are bowled over by the staff here.

Iain is not out of the woods yet. He has a big hurdle when they add blood thinners which they must do as he is still on the ECMO machine and will be for a few more days. He is chemically paralyzed and is also on pain chemicals but John and I tell him about your messages. I would say John and I can breath now.

I do not always respond but it is of great comfort that people that people are thinking of him and sending us their wishes. It really is.

I honestly can say I thought last night we would lose him. More hurdles but a light at the end of the tunnel.


  • Aunt and Uncle

    Let him know we are delighted with his progress and look forward to those answer he has been making.

  • Prices of Penshaw

    Excellent news for a lovely family. Well done John and Seema and not forgetting Iain, you are all doing a stunning job! All our love and thoughts.

  • twseibel

    When appropriate, please let Iain that I am thinking of him and I have him in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing the Hess family all the best. Tom Seibel - Summit Middle School

  • Cindy OKeeffe

    So happy to read this post. You all have been forefront of my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. Huge hugs to you all, continue to have faith, stay strong and take care of yourselves.

  • shanson

    Seema, the Hansons have been thinking of you all since the very minute we got the news Please know we are holding you all in our hearts and prayers. Sherril

  • Beth A. Coleman

    Iain dear.....Dunbar, Michelle, and I are cheering, praying, and sending all manner of positive energy, thoughts, and strength to you. You can do this boy! You are a PHighter!! The Triple Threat here at CHCO is cheering loud and long for you!! All our love ?? Beth, Dunbar, and Michelle

  • Tanya de Nobrega

    Want you to know that I am thinking of Iain and all of you. Wishing you all strength and love. Tanya de Nobrega Summit Middle School

  • Lidia

    Seema and John- we are so releived there is some progress and so happy that you have wonderful staff that takes care of Iain! We are hoping for even more good news! ??

  • davisne

    I kept waking up last night to check the blog and was ecstatic to read the positive news this morning. I know we've lost touch but I like your whole family so very much and have missed you. Gaylen has always spoken so highly of Iain. He's a truly good person. So much love to all of you and thank you for keeping us apprised.

  • SherylBuchman

    Seema and John- thinking of you both as you navigate this intense time. For as long as I have known you I have been inspired by you as parents and as the wonderful people you are. We are sending you strength and love and of course to Iain. May he continue to stabilize and grow stronger with his new lungs.

  • k hofferman

    Seema, John and Iain, you are on our minds and in our hearts! - The Hoffermans

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