Update on behalf of Seema and John

Seema has asked me to update the blog this morning. I will do my best to convey the brief news I received this morning.

Iain had a fairly decent night. However, following an X-Ray a white area was seen in the chest. Unfortunately, the medical team were not able to determine from the X-ray what this white area is. Iain is now going back into the Operating Room to see if they can determine what this is. Another complication is that despite Iain receiving multiple blood transfusions his hemoglobin in not going up as expected.

Today presents many more tough challenges, please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. In addition, keep the positive comments on the blog coming, everything and everyone will help Iain stay strong.

-- Sarah


  • lisapendergast

    Alright Iain! You are doing great....We are sending all kinds of strength and healing thoughts to you. Love, The Pendergasts

  • Prices of Penshaw

    Well done "Bonny Lad". I will pass the news on to the rest of the "Iain Hess Appreciation Society - North East of England Branch (formally known as the Penshaw & Sunderland Branch)". Everyone over here is sending their love and support. Also well done Mum and Dad who have shown so much strength throughout. Keep up the good work "Bonny Lad".

  • jen.p.erickson

    Prayers and strength Ian from Phighter Christopher and the Erickson family! Awesome work!

  • Chrissie M

    Great work Iain. Let's do this!!!!

  • SherriCowhig

    To the entire Hess family, Thank you so much for the updates and for including all of us in this journey. Your strength and perseverance are an inspiration. It is incredible to see the outreach of support, reminding us all that we are never alone. Iain you are truly incredible! Keep fighting! John and Seema and Iain's brother and sister...thank you for being such an incredible support system to Iain and being willing to do whatever it takes to get him through this....including moving to a different city. With prayers love and support, The Cowhig family (Sherri, Trey and Addison along with many others who have never met you but who are praying for you each day).

  • Beth Butterfield

    You got this Iain!! Keep showing your strength and will power!

  • Cindy OKeeffe

    Bit by bit you're getting there! Way to hang tough. Seems like your smart Mom was right - your body doesn't need that ole machine. You can do this :-)

  • Shawn

    Godspeed sweet boy! You have the heart of a Lion! Keep up the good work. Ropp family sending BIG LOVE to you the family.

  • Elizabeth Burrows

    Summit students and staff came together today to send love and (strong) hearts-here are the photos, and a video! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-yOKH5q-MuGY2V0QkRlZXVFUHM/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-yOKH5q-MuGelp1bDdEQWNSMDg/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-yOKH5q-MuGcUVYUXJzOUtIUmc/view?usp=sharing

  • Seema

    Please send some of those hearts And we will post them around his room as he recovers. That was beautiful. Everyone else's comments are beautiful too, but I have to reach out to all of those children with all of those hearts. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

  • Aunt and Uncle

    Those pictures are terrific and sweet. Thanks for sharing!!!

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