A boy named Lennon


Lennon was born with a rare metabolic genetic disorder called Urea cycle disorder - CPS Deficiency. He was diagnosed at the age of 4. In November 2008 he underwent not one but two liver transplants in order to save his life and could potentially face another transplant. This is his story.

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. John Lennon

Moving the Blog

I have moved and imported all post to a new blog & domain... the new blog is now located at http://lennonsworld.com .. I will leave this one up for a little while but will no longer post to it... rather I will post to the other one... thanks!

Kids are good for the soul....

...this year I am struggling to get into the spirit of the season...but it takes a child to make your heart smile.. Lennon had made salt dough ornaments that he painted... and well was ready to put them on our tree.. our white little fake tree.. the one thing he was most concerned about is that the star he made last year was on absolutely perfect...while all the other ornaments just about hung of the same branch...

As we are continuing to wait ..4 months and counting... I am amazed at the things Lennon has accomplished.. the relationship I have been able to mend and forge with my other children as he still often takes most of my attention... its a balancing act no doubt...my oldest joined the army and will leave for boot camp in May.. while my 12 year old his heading into male adolescent years...oi life goes on... even when another child is ill..and just because I struggle with this season doesn't mean my children should have to struggle too...with that said our tree is up..

Hanging in ... Hanging On

This week Lennon's points on the transplant list should go up.. in the mean time.. Lennon's progressing to be a little bit more sick. Sick to the point that we now decided to restrict any extra extraneous activity such as physical education in school and try to keep a very active 7 year old mellow/non-active. I have no idea how this should or would work... because it isn't right now.. well I can control P.E. and Recess by not having him in school... I can't control him not running from one end to the house to the other.. ugh..

There is conversation about whether or not he will require supplemental oxygen.. and that can be tricky... in some folk oxygen makes them loopy, changes their personality.. in other words they may appear crazy.. in other folks it doesn't.. and merely just gives them oxygen.. so this is something still being worked out.. its terrible watching that life-loving boy run and his lips and/or fingers turning blue... simply because the oxygen can't get into his lungs properly...Lots of times by the end of the day.. Lennon's looks very ill despite the quirkiness.. he doesn't act it... that's for sure. He's been dealing with the same/similar cold for awhile now and it won't go away.. coughing also a symptom of the lung issue.. starts to increase in the evening hours.. the challenge is knowing is the coughing from the lung issue or is it because of the drainage of the sinus into his throat..

It makes my heart ache..