Anyone who wants to send some encouragement to Caleb

Caleb's NEW Address:
132 Hillside Dr
Norfolk, NE 68701

Elkhorn Valley Bank
Caleb R. Baber Medical Fund
800 West Benjamin Avenue
P.O. Box 1007
Norfolk, NE 68702-1007
Phone: 402-371-0722

Recovery in full swing

Recovery in full swing

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hey all,
last night the doctors decided not to extubate him because he was grimacing in pain as they were reducing his medication. This was primarily because he is going in for surgery today at 12:00 pm and they wanted to prep him for that anyway. The surgery today entails scoping out the burn damages to his jaw line and beginning reconstructive surgery. Also, they will look at the burns on his chest, which may or may not need skin grafts and either start today or wait until friday to commence. Besides his jaw, his right foot and ankle are the most severely burned and will most probably require some plastic surgery as well. Their hope is to allow for his skin to heal on its own as much as possible without plastic surgery (Skinery as Charlie likes to call it).
We'll let you know how the operation went later this afternoon. Feel free to post any questions that you might have, well do our best to answer them or find someone who can. Day by day,

Zach and Charlie

Let us not be in fear or worry, but in faith believing that God is love.

Matthew 5:28-34

28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.


Anonymous said...

Do you know about how much surgery he will have to have?

panthers_09 said...

The kids,at Norfolk Sr. high are thinking of him a lot including the coaches and staff, and also the parents here! We really hope that he gets through this and we know that he well he is a tough kid and will and can conquer the pain and all the surgeries that he is going through. tell him that were all thinking of him!

Mallorie Kooi said...

Hey, This is crazy! Caleb is strong and has a TON of people praying for him.. I know with time he will get through this.. It's good he has such a support team..

I live in Nashville and would love to support in anyway possible.. if anyone needs a place to stay or anything give me a call!


Anonymous said...

perfect verse for the day.

i love it.

-Courtney P

Andria said...

Thanks for making the blog, guys. My prayers are with you two as well. Call/write me if you want/need anything. Love you tons and keep up the hard work.

Moments By Moser, Always Sumthin' said...

being I also live here, my house is open to anyone coming into town and needs floor space, a sofa or directions. Many prayers out to everyone and god bless everyone who is praying and supporting Caleb and his family as well.
Bev Kooi Moser (Mallorie's mom)

Kalen said...

Hey, can I ask how his foot is? Are they going to be able to keep it?