Jane Baird

A few months ago I met Jane Baird and her mom.. I got to do Jane Baird’s newborn session. Jane Baird was born with an Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula which basically means that her esophagus was not connected to her stomach but rather ended in a pouch.  Her esophagus was connected to her trachea causing her to suffocate on her saliva.  She had surgery at children’s hospital and was in the NICU for two weeks following her surgery.

I stayed in touch with them as her mommy took my June Photo Class and I shot her 3 month old pictures, so I feel a bit closer to them.

Wednesday I heard the news that Jane Baird has been admitted to the hospital again due to complications, she went through a surgery to try to fix the problem on Thursday and initially she did very good. Unfortunately things turned for bad today as she had to go through a Major Surgery one more time to try to fix the problem again. This time things don’t look too good. Jane Baird is connected to machines to breath for her and they are keeping her sedated.. My heart is aching for this family… I wish I could do more for them but for now I please ask you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

As a mom I don’t even want to imagine what Jane Baird’s mommy is feeling… PLEASE pray for them.

Here is Jane Baird at 6 weeks old.4630_85915542308_59891552308_1920982_4096418_n

This is her a couple of weeks ago..  such a beautiful girl.


Heather S - July 27, 2009 - 7:15 am

My heart is breaking for this family. She is such a beautiful little girl. I can’t imagine seeing your sweet baby suffer through these surgeries. They are in my thoughts and prayers.

Holly - July 27, 2009 - 11:10 am

Such a beautiful and miraculous baby!

Kim - July 27, 2009 - 11:26 am

Lifting her in up prayer….

Farah - July 28, 2009 - 5:58 am

My heart aches for this family. When I was born, I had a Tracheoesophageal Fistula too. I am 100% healthy today, and I hope this little angel will make great progress and eventually have a wonderful story to tell.

Chandra - July 29, 2009 - 10:39 am

The entire family is in my prayers.

Five… » Grethel Van Epps Photography - August 1, 2009 - 12:16 pm

[…] let me update on little Jane Baird.. Her mommy wrote me to let me know that she’s doing a lot better, now they are just waiting […]

Little A.. » Grethel Van Epps Photography - August 12, 2009 - 5:47 am

[…] I share about my session with little A, I want to remind you to keep Jane Baird in your thoughts. She went through another major surgery yesterday to try to repair her esophagus. […]

[…] show?.. LOL and I can’t think of anything better than posting about my recent session with Jane Baird.. You might remember a couple of months ago me posting about her, about how she was not doing […]

Jane Baird » Grethel Van Epps Photography - November 13, 2009 - 5:06 am

[…] keep Jane Bairdin your thoughts today as she’s getting another surgery done. Send her mommy and daddy all […]

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