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Austin F.’s Story

Welcome to Austin's pages.

Austin was born with Down Syndrome at 37 weeks. Over the years we have learned he also has Hirschsprungs Disease, neaurogenic colon and bladder, Epilipsy, and asthma. Austin has spent many, many nights in the hospital and has had over 40 surgeries, 5 of them have been major surgeries.

We formed these pages for you to follow Austin's care down this road of life God has given him. It has and may continue to be a bumpy one, but with all your thoughts and prayers, it's much easiers to travel. Thank you and God Bless each and everyone.

Latest Journal Update

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Well, well, well, believe it or not we haven't disappeared. I'm sorry I just stopped posting with no word or anything. Sometimes I feel like I am a broken record with pretty much the same updates all the time. I know you all continue to pray for Austin and for better health and I appreciate that very much.

Austin had his mitrofanoff revision back Oct 22, 2015 and I'm pretty sure that's were I left you all hanging. His recovery was the same and on Dec 3 they pulled the first cath. Within 24 hours he was back to the OR because the track closed. We went home the week of Christmas for some more healing of the track and just returned Feb 3. As of right now we are in the hospital in Ohio trying to work out some hiccups.

A few weeks ago back home in NY Austin became sick with another kidney infection and ended up about 5 days in Upstate for IV antibiotics. His ultra sound then showed alot of swelling on the right kidney. Today they did a repeat ultra sound and just waiting for the results.

For the most part he is doing well, back in school and enjoying life. He has glasses now and wears a hearing device in school.

Again thank you for all your thoughts and prayers you lift Austin up with. I would also like to ask you to keep two families in your prayers. In the last 5 days, 2 of Austin's little friends went to their healthy life up with God. Please pray for the families of Jax and Konner, that they can get through this very difficult time. Fly high Jax and Konner. Fly higher than ever before. 💙
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Joyce Nosker
By Joyce Nosker
Thank you for the update. Austin has been on my mind, and therefore in my prayers. Praying for wisdom and guidance for the doctors and healing for Austin.

Praying for the families of Jax and Konner.
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Becky Pulley
By Becky Pulley
prayers continue daily even when we don't hear from you. It is busy taking care of a child with special circumstances. I am sorry above Jax and Konner - I know that is also hard on you
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Cassey Smith
By Cassey Smith cb site christiansmith1
Always praying for each of you!!
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Maresa Visel (AliMama/Downsyn)
By AliMama/Maresa
So good to hear from you again Christine! I was worried about you all! Do you have new pics of him? Continued prayers for his health--

Hugs,
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