Sometime late Sunday morning, Caleb was doing great but suddenly seemed to have a little difficulty breathing. Being only a few minutes to the ER, we rushed him there and by the time we got there he wasn't breathing at all. The doctors stabilized him and then it happened again. They stabilized him again. This happened a few times. They noticed that although his heart was pumping and he was breathing, his body wasn’t getting any oxygen. They did an Echo of his heart and found the shunt they had put in from the surgery was completely obstructed. The PH balance of his blood showed that he had not been getting enough oxygen for his vital organs during this time. The only thing we could do is unplug him and let him go.
Caleb Elijah peacefully passed away in our arms around 6:00pm Sunday evening.
We wanted to thank all of you for following Caleb along his journey and know that he could feel all your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. He was such a sweet spirit and too pure and good for this world. We are so grateful for our knowledge and faith that Caleb is with his Heavenly Father again. We miss him terribly but we take great comfort in knowing that we will be able to live again with him someday.
Jeremy runs a CrossFit affiliate gym from our garage and put together a special workout in honor of Caleb. We would like to invite all of you - and anyone else you may know - to join us in honoring Caleb with this workout on Wednesday evening at Candlelight Park (the one across the street from our house) at 6pm. For more information on this please visit eCrossFit.com.
The funeral is scheduled for Friday Oct. 3rd at 1:00. Viewing will be from 11:00-1:00. The funeral will be at the LDS building at 550 North Danebo Ave. Eugene, Oregon 97402.** I know that most everyone who reads my blog was also following our carepage (http://www.carepages.com/carepages/SteckerBaby) and posted such loving words of comfort over there already. We love all of you guys and feel very loved in return. I just wanted to share this post on the off chance someone we know missed the carepage post. **