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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Please Pray for my Son

My son had a severe seizure two days ago. In the span of ten seconds he went from a healthy two month old baby to fighting for his life. His heart stopped for several minutes before the paramedics could restore his heartbeat. His brain has swollen and the prognosis is doubtful at best. I've never seen anything more frightening or agonizing in my life.

I feel blessed to have had him for two months. If there are miracles, we sure could use one.

137 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beagle........

Praying for you, and your little baby, your wife, your family.... Beagle... my thoughts and prayers are with you....

Bubble Girl.....

Anonymous said...

Beagle, I wish you and your family well. Please G-d your baby will recover and be home soon. You're in my thoughts ...

z'baby

Truly a Mensch riding a Goldwing said...

Our prayers are with you and your family

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for all of your family too. That the Lord grant you a miracle on your baby's life, and if not that He grants you all the miracle of being resigned to His will. The best for you all always.
Miguel.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pat

Carl in Jerusalem said...

Beagle,

Praying for your child and you and your wife....

Do they know what caused the seizure? If it's a brain tumor, email me - we've had some experience with those...

-- Carl in Jerusalem

Ayatollah Ghilmeini said...

Beagle

My first cousin has a son who is now eight months old. the baby has multiple seizures every day

Not sure if they can help or offer med advice but should you need it gb at chile dot com

Ayatollah

Anonymous said...

Right now.

With all my heart.

Geepers.

Anonymous said...

Beagle:
I pray for you with a firm belief that God is healing you and yours, helping you and yours and guiding you and yours.

Prayer is the most powerful contribution one person or many people together can make.

God bless you and your child.

Dave said...

Your son and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Orson Buggy said...

May God give you courage and uphold your family in this time.

In my prayers for sure.

Rancher said...

You and yours are in my prayers. Hang tough, I think you’re probably the rock you family looks to.

Anonymous said...

Your son and you and your family are in my prayers. I pray G-d grants you a miracle.

Yossarian

Grandmazube said...

I hope you, your baby and loved ones find themselves in God's healing hands. I am praying for your infant son's recovery.

NY Nana said...

Beagle,

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your wife and infant son.

Having this happen to a child, at any age, is the hardest thing to go through in life. May you have better news later.

AtlasShrugs.com said...

Beagle,
My heart breaks, having children of my own, there is nothing, nothing I can say except the shmah.
I will pray now, later, tomorrow and everyday
Go with G-d, Pamela

Anonymous said...

Beagle, I am praying for your little one, and his parents...

Perry

Anonymous said...

pooor beagle,., sending you huge hugs and good wishes and prayers for your little baby.
lizzy

Carolyn2 said...

Beagle, I am praying for you and your little son. G_D bless you all.

realwest said...

Beagle - I'm praying for your son and your family. I can't imagine what you are going through. God doesn't get many prayers from me, but He will be hearing for me for as long as it takes.

God bless you and your son.

Anonymous said...

Beagle - you and your family are in my prayers, hon.

Catttt

Anonymous said...

All my heart is with you and yours right now. I send all my strength to yours.

justdanny

urthshu said...

O God
to whom all things grow, stretch forth Thy hand upon Thy servant who is sick at a tender age.
Deign to raise this sick child from his bed of suffering, and to restore him safe and sound to his parents.
Through our Lord..

Anonymous said...

Beagle

There is nothing that can take away the unimaginable pain and suffering you are going through.

Please know that you are not alone, we are standing beside you.

Every tear you shed, we are crying with you, as you hurt, we feel your pain.

You and yours are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

El Cid

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

You got it, Beagle, praying for your son, you, and your family.

Victor

Anonymous said...

God, Beagle, I feel that the heart has been ripped right out of my chest at that post. My prayers are of course with your son, you, and your dear wife.

SwampWoman

Anonymous said...

May the Lord G-d lift up your child in the cup of His hand and bless him with fullness of life.
You and your small family are in my prayers.

Blessings and the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with you.

Quark2

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your sweet son, and you and your wife.
May God bless and comfort you.
Marine Mom

Rahel said...

Your son -- and you -- are in my prayers. May God send your little one a speedy and complete recovery, and may we hear good news soon.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I wish the best for your baby and your family.
Megan (from LGF)

Exdamyankee said...

My littlest just turned six months old. I cannot imagine being where you are right now, Beagle--all I know is when I read your post--for a fraction of a second in my mind I was picturing my son and what if--and now I still can't stop the tears from welling or my hands from shaking.

May God grant you strength in this time of great anxiety, and may He grant your child a refuah shlema, a complete and total healing.

Our family prays for you all.

zombie said...

Beagle, you and your family are in my thoughts. I sincerely hope that the miracle of modern medical treatments can help to save your baby.

Anonymous said...

Beagle,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son. I cannot even comprehend what you are going through. You must be strong.

Talk Sick Alaskan

The Friendly Grizzly said...

I'm not much on praying, but please rest assured that I am holding good thoughts for the recovery of your son.

Tim from Boston said...

Your heartrending post focused my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord provide the miracle you seek, and comfort you and your family.

Anonymous said...

always the little ones...

in our hearts and thoughts.

Mcgyver, out

firedawg said...

All my familys' thoughts are with you, your son and your family and friends.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you, mate.

David.

LASunsett said...

Looks like you have a lot of prayers going up. I will send some up too.

Keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I wish the best for your baby. Whatever happens, hang tough.

[Engineer]

Anonymous said...

Quite possibly, he's better off dead now. Just sayin'

Right Wing Nut Job said...

Beagle,
I am saddened to hear about your son. You can be certain that I will pray for him. levi from queens had informed some of us. The Holy Spirit will be with you in this time of angst. My heart goes out to your family.

levi from queens said...

I have prayed for you and your wife and son, and I shall continue to do so. May the Holy Spirit provide you and yours with comfort.

Anonymous said...

beagle, your baby is in my thoughts and prayers. And I pray that your family stays strong and well.

zorkie

WatchfulEye said...

What to say? This is so terrible, but know that God has His plan. We cannot understand that plan in this life.
Praying for you...May the Lord grant you His peace.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all.
cba

GrannyGrump said...

Prayers. Keep us posted and I'll pass this on.

AtlasShrugs.com said...

Chip,I can't stop thinking of your wife,your son, you. G-d be with you. I pray. Everyday pray for a miracle
G-d bless you, Pamela (Atlas)

Anonymous said...

Beagle,
You and your family are in our prayers.
-Freedom Fan

Anonymous said...

Beagle,
Prayers and good thoughts for you and your family.

Tziporah

Anonymous said...

In my thoughts.

- Paco from Sefarad

papijoe said...

You have all our love and prayers. God will stay close to you and show that there's nothing that He can't get you through. Believe me brother, I know.

And still, it is so difficult...

BabbaZee said...

Praying for you and Son and family in NY

Anonymous said...

Beagle, we're praying for your son and your family.

Gabba Gabba Hey

Anonymous said...

Beagle,

You are in my thoughts. I hope you find strength through this very tough time and that all prayers for your baby are heard and granted.

The people out here care, and love heals.

PDM

Right Wing Conspirator said...

Beagle,

Your son is in my prayers along you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Beagle,

May the Good Lord grant you and your wife peace and comfort during this time of heartbreak. God is good and He loves you. He loves your baby, too, and wants only what is best for your entire family. My prayers are with you.

airforcewife said...

We will definately be praying for you, and thinking about your son.

**militarybrat

Anonymous said...

Beagle, we are thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

Catttt

Mary in LA said...

Praying for you and your dear son...

jinnderella said...

Oh, (((Chip))), thank-you for telling me specially at my blog-- i found out yesterday at lgf like everyone, i've been emailing you but you prob'ly have hundreds of mails to check-- i went and lit a candle for one more miracle yesterday. no one deserves a miracle more than you and your brave beautiful wife. Please give her an extra strong hug from me.
all my hopes and prayers,
love, jinn

jinnderella said...

Anonymous said...
Quite possibly, he's better off dead now. Just sayin'

10:03 AM


SHUT UP! you ignorant fool.
human nervous tissue is capable of growth and differentiation, even regeneration, before the age of seven. If Alex makes it through this he could be perfectly normal.

Karen/PollyPrissypants said...

You and your family are in my prayers. I pray that God will comfort you throught this terrible time, give you strength, and heal your son.

Anonymous said...

Miracles happen daily. I will pray for your son and family.

Bill said...

Sorry for your pain and I will say a prayer for your baby and his loving family.

MetalMan

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you and yours Beagle. Know that all of your fellow LGF'ers are sending you all the best.

kmclay

steve said...

Beagle: will add you son and family to my churchs prayer list.
steve

bouzouki said...

Beagle,
Praying for you and your family

Lady of Shalott said...

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psalm 46
((((Beagle's baby boy))))
Gail

Anonymous said...

The L-rd bless and keep you close to His Heart.

Anonymous said...

Beagle

So many people are asking about you on LGF..so many! Your precious baby, you and your wife are in all our hearts and prayers.

May G-d bless you.

Anonymous said...

Seriously though, is he dead yet?

Anonymous said...

Beagle, I join hands with all others and wish the Lord to grant you and your wife strength, and the little one-health. My thoughts are with you.

Trigger Girlie

Anonymous said...

You and your family will be in my prayers.
pm

Anonymous said...

Beagle, you and your family are blessed to have so many good friends as the commentors here and others that come around but don't comment. That is a treasure, to have good friends. May God bless your whole family abundantly.
Miguel

Cybrludite said...

Best wishes, y'all. I hope things work out well & your son returns to health.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this news Beagle. I'm praying for you & your family.

Smit

Earl said...

Beagle:

Our thoughts are with you for baby's complete recovery.

"We look to windward for fair weather"- Thoreau

doppelganglander said...

Beagle, your family is my prayers.

Thousand Sons said...

I just heard what happened. You and your family will be in my prayers, Beagle.

sara said...

MAY PEACE BE UPON YOUR SOULS HEARTS MINDS AND BODIES.....AMEN,,, MAY ALLAH GRANT YOU PATIENCE....MY PRAYER IS THAT Y'ALL BE IN GOOD FAITH AND HEALTH...AND AS LONG AS FAITH IS THERE, DELUSION WILL VANISH...

Anonymous said...

Beagle,

When I heard this news, I flashed back in my mind to your posts about your son, the pride and love you had for him and wrote about so simply. May God give you and your wife strength in this ordeal.

RickZ

[And whoever the idiot wishing for this child's death is, you are incredibly cruel and heartless. May your wishes be visited upon you and your family.]

sandspur said...

Beagle and family,
Praying for God's grace to be with you during this terrible time. Please let us lizards know if you need anything more than prayers and good wishes.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your little. It hurts my heart just thinking of what you and yours are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

BIG

mommydoc said...

Beagle, I just heard, courtesy of quark2. I am so sorry to hear of the pain you and your family are undergoing. I wish your son a speedy recovery and, for you and your wife, comfort. You are all in my prayers.

USMC RECON said...

May God look with loving eyes upon you and yours.

Anonymous said...

I will have your son in my thoughts & prayers. May G-d grant him a complete and speedy recovery.
-American Soldier/FASTAC 6

Anonymous said...

Beagle, so sorry to hear of this. My best wishes and prayers.

EW1(SG)

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. I've been thinking of, and praying for, all of you. G-d Bless. Baldy

Anonymous said...

I'm sending you and your family my most positive thoughts.
A Canadian Mum

Anonymous said...

God has granted my family a miracle and I pray He does the same for you. There are lots of folks out here in the electronic ether sending up lots of prayers and good thoughts. I know God is listening.

Fatal (of LGF)

Anonymous said...

Everyone at LGF is concerned for you and your family. I only know you through LGF, and I feel awful about this... I can't even begin to imagine how hard this is for you.
Megan

Renna said...

Beagle,
Wanted to add my name to those who are there with you in spirit. Please, do not hesitate to let everyone know if there is anything else we can do.

Renna

Jefe said...

Adding my thoughts & prayers, Beagle.

Colt said...

You'll be in my thoughts. And if you need money for surgeries or whatever, ask.

alkmyst said...

Just heard -

Praying for your son's recovery, and keep your spirits up

Anonymous said...

Beagle,

I am praying for your sweet baby boy, your wife and your family. May God watch over all of you during this time and always.

Loppyd from LGF

Anonymous said...

Beagle - Tom and I will keep dear Alexander in our prayers and put him on our community prayer line. The love and concern of all your friends here are with you.

floranista

Anonymous said...

Beagle,
We are praying for your precious child.
God bless,
theparson

Anonymous said...

Beagle - Wishing your little one a speedy recovery.

Lewisinnyc

NY Nana said...

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NY Nana said...

Beagle

Whoever hijacked my nic at 3:53 PM is scum. May this sick individual go through more pain and hurt than you will ever know. We have a feeling that this , and the other 2, are from an alleged other blog, whose posters are more than capable of doing this, and have already done this to others.

My prayers are with you, your wife and precious son, as are those of all the LGF family.G-d bless you.

LGFAmy said...

So sorry to hear about your little guy's illness, Beagle. My thoughts and hopes that all will be well are with you and your family.

NY Nana said...

Beagle I wish I could break into your account to erase some posts. I've already asked around on LGF for someone to help me do that. Nobody seems to know though.

Anonymous said...

Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you— the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.


You and your family are in my prayers. He knows our coming in and our going out, He knows when we slumber and when we wake, He knows all and He cares for us all.

Anonymous said...

Your child is in my prayers, as are you and your entire family.

God bless you,
A friend from LGF

NY Nana said...

I just got this wonderful news in an email from PDM , @ LGF:

"#31

Thanks for your support. And thanks to everyone who had kind words over at Politics and Religion. I'm home for a while. My wife doesn't want me to drive back to the hospital in the rain.

I haven't had a chance to read any Islamopathy. The first day's messages were very encouraging and thoughtful. I fear reading the e-mail alerts I get for posts on my blog now. Oh well. I'm a big boy.

I'll know it's from real Muslims if it's in leet and they offer oral sex."

And this, from RWC:

"But more importantly - Alex is still with us.

As I'm discovering from my consultations with neurologists concerning my son (now in the ICU for three days with minimal brain activity), it depends on whether your EEG's are flat or show some sqiggly lines. My son does show some squiggly lines, albeit far below normal.
It is heartening to know that some people come out of prolonged states of unconsciousness.
I never knew a seizure could cause the heart to stop. According to my son's doctor I probably saw what causes many unexplained SIDS cases. He punched the air a couple times in a bizarre fashion, his face instantly turned blue, and he was near death within ten seconds. Luckily, I was calling 911 as soon as his face turned blue. As it turns out, instantaneous bluing of the face is a sign of seizure activity, not lack of oxygen in the body. The brain controls the blood flow to the face.
This is my post for the day. I need to take care of the dogs and get back to the hospital. I thought I'd let you know what happened.
Keep up the prayers"

Thank G-d, the prayers are helping!

Beagle, take care!

Anonymous said...

Beagle, prayin' continuously for little Zanderman, your wife, and you. Frantically worried about y'all.

SwampWoman

Anonymous said...

You cannot, no matter how dire the circumstances, allow them to pull the plug on him.

Even if he's just got the smallest of EEG wiggles and never opens his eyes again for the next 50 years, you must hold out for a miracle. Where there's life, there's hope. Terri taught me that.

Anonymous said...

Beagle, I hope and pray that your baby will be all right. I'm so sorry this happened. Bless you and your family.

J.D.

Anonymous said...

Beagle,

So sorry to hear about your precious child. Thoughts and prayers are with you, your entire family, your little one and those tending to him. Keep prayin' and keep the faith. Bless you all.

-Clutch

Anonymous said...

May an Angel be on its way to your family.

G-d has been known to work in mysterious ways, especially when manifesting His handiwork through the blessing of a child.

In twelve years when your son is eating more than you, talking about which girl dumped him and leaving your tools outside to rust, you will understand. And you will rarely remember these days.

I know this first hand.

My prayers are with you and your baby.

Crom

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care, and may God bless you and your family.

-- Cleve

Anonymous said...

Dear Lord protect beagle's family.

Yankee Zionist

jlfintx said...

Dear Lord please give Beagle better sperm.

Pablo said...

May the Lord hold Beagle, Mrs. Beagle and Alex in His grace. These are such trying times, Chip. Know that you've got a million arms around you.

May the retarded name jacking/trolling dirtbags who think this is an approptiate topic to play games on feel His wrath, preferrably in a most painful and immediate manner.

Anonymous said...

Beagle,

Your family is in my prayers. Don't give up hope!

Mr. Papageorgio

Anonymous said...

Beagle, my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. May God comfort and steady you all. Get well, Beagle, Jr.!

And may He also grant jlfintx and its Yugo a 25 vehicle pileup full of nothing but cement mixers and pig trucks!

cba said...

Beagle, jlfintx has asked me to tell you that he wasn't the one who posted the nasty comment that had his name (although I'm sure you already know that). We all send love and hugs and prayers to you and your family.

jlfintx said...

cba is right I have nothing against your sperm.

jlfintx said...

Beagle:

I grieves me to see someone use NY Nana's and my nics and post those hateful things. I pray that God brings conviction and repentance on them. I pray for you and your family.

jlfintx said...

In that order, too.

NY Nana said...

jlfintx:

It is unthinkable that any alleged human being could be so evil when this is about a baby that so many people are praying for.

Thank you for speaking out. All that matters is Alex, Chip and his wife.

Anyone who knows you would never for a second think that you would post anything like that here. Namejacking our names on a thread like this is despicable.There has already been so much of it on other blogs, but here?

Again, let's continue the prayer circle and hope to see more good news from Chip! That is what this is all about.

jlfintx said...

NY Nana:

The response right after the one I made about them using your and my nics was not me either. Some people are just lost, what can we say. It does hearten me to be on friendly terms with you and others and I thank God for using a tradegy to heal some broken relationships. I also continue to pray for Chip, Alex and Mom.

NY Nana said...

jlfintx

G-d bless you. It is something like what Chip is going through that should be the very most important thing to all of us, and as a mother and grandmother this hurts on a visceral level, and you and almost all of us are joined in prayer for a beloved 2 month old baby who reminds us of the fragility of life. Alex is what binds us together, for it is this baby who we are here for. One does not have to be a parent to feel this, just a member of the human race.

I have no explanation of how such malevlolence can show itself in a situation like this, at least none that I would post.

Alex has brought us all here, and our love for Chip and the empathy we feel for Chip and his wife cannot be ruined by who or whatever is so cruel. No one ever knows what life has in store, and the evil one knows not that they could find themselves in such a situation..but who would be there to offer comfort?

Anything said in the past has been negated by the plight of a baby and his parents..Beagle is someone we all know and love, and unite for, and we will all be praying for good news.

To the individual who is bent on spreading hate? You will have to answer to G-d for what you are doing.

jlfintx said...

Beagle, we continue to pray for you. Nana, what others do in secret will be exposed. We both know that the moron that keeps posting those hateful things will answer some day. Thanks for your encouraging words and the healing that has occured in my heart with this. God is on His throne.

GrannyGrump said...

Continued prayers.

NY Nana said...

jlfintx

I came back to see if Chip had possibly posted.

What you have said is so true...

I second you and GrannyGrump.

Chip, we are all with you and your wife, as you stay with Alex...and our prayers are being heard by HaShem from all over the world.

NY Nana said...

Beagle posted this on LGF a little while ago on 'the lizard is watching' thread!

I also posted this on the Tuesday night update here.

Beagle 5/4/2005 09:05PM PDT

Anoles are randy this time of year. I committed coitus interruptus just yesterday in the back yard. It's a big reptile orgy out there.

No change in my son: stable but critical. I'm heading back to the hospital once I get the dogs and cats squared away.

Never take time with your loved ones for granted.

A nice, attractive Muslima RT took care of my son's vent earlier tonight. It's unfortunate that my mind races to all sorts of crimes against humanity while she's being humane."

jlfintx said...

There is no God to answer to, at least in the traditional sense. As Beagle will soon realize. The notion of a God is only there to scare the children (and me, of course).

Pecan said...

If God does answer, it won't be to anyone calling from:

(940) 592-0193

jlfintx said...

Don't know whose number that is, but I would recommend deleting it when possible. Also, I did not post the last jlfintx as someone needs to get a life. This will be my last post here, so anymore with my nics are obvious forgeries. Keep the faith Chip.

Tomas said...

anywho.com can help out here:

Flowers, Beverly & Jon
207 W Pecan Ave
Iowa Park, TX 76367

but anyway I hope your holding up okay Chip.

Anonymous said...

Beagle - it's Satan Sidekick

I have walked in your shoes, and I know what you are going through. You're in a fog like it's some kind of bad dream that you will waken from. I wish it were so.

Whatever comes your way, know that you will have the strength to go on. God only gives us what we can bear.

I pray for you all. And I am here if you need to talk.

Anonymous said...

Beagle, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your loved ones are in our prayers, hon.

Catttt

Anonymous said...

Words are to support though no words can ease the burden of your grief and pain.

You have my deepest sympathy and prayers because it is never something our hearts and minds can understand why.

From Nancy -LGF Poster