New Sherwood

Welcome, Theodore!

Our beautiful son, Theodore Andrew Culbreath, was born yesterday morning five weeks early via C-section.  He weighed 6 lbs 9 oz and seems strong and feisty, but has a condition called pulmonary hypertension which is potentially dangerous. Last night he was flown to Sacramento for treatment. Unable to locate a priest in time, I baptized him last night in the neo-natal ICU. His mother is recovering well but is naturally worried about her baby. We are told that most of these cases resolve with happy outcomes. Still, if you can spare a prayer or two, we’d be grateful!


January 23, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Oh, Jeff, certainly, will pray. Very glad I thought to check the blog today! Please keep us all updated, one way or another.


    Comment by Lydia | January 23, 2012 | Reply

  2. Ah, what a beauty. Will pray for his health and his parents’ peace of mind.


    Comment by william luse | January 23, 2012 | Reply

  3. Lydia and Bill: Sincere thanks to you both. He’s doing OK, we think, no regression but no improvement yet either. They’re saying we should expect him to be hospitalized for several weeks. I’m pleased with the folks who are taking care of him. He’s a fighter. Here’s an article about his condition:

    Life is suddenly very complicated ,,, one day at a time. Thanks again, friends,


    Comment by Blogmaster | January 23, 2012 | Reply

  4. Precious baby! May the Lord give wisdom and skill to his caretakers and strength, faith, and patience to his parents.


    Comment by Beth Impson | January 24, 2012 | Reply

  5. Thank you, Beth, and “amen”. We are so grateful for everyone’s prayers.

    Theo is doing a little better today … breathing a little easier, with reduced supplemental oxygen. Developing more jaundice, however. Overall a good day so far.


    Comment by Blogmaster | January 24, 2012 | Reply

  6. Jeff, our family will be praying for all of you, especially Theodore.


    Comment by Tony | January 24, 2012 | Reply

  7. Congratulations! Prayers ascend.


    Comment by Bill White | January 24, 2012 | Reply

  8. Thank you, Tony and Bill. Today was a good day for the little fellow, though he’s far from out of the woods.


    Comment by Blogmaster | January 24, 2012 | Reply

  9. Dear Jeff,

    I just happened to check in at Lydia’s FB page to see what trouble she was causing and saw her comment asking for prayer.

    Congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of Theodore Andrew. I pray his little body would settle down soon and all would be well.

    Thank the Lord for good doctors and nurses.


    Comment by ginadanaher | January 25, 2012 | Reply

  10. Gina, thank you for the congrats and prayers. Indeed we are fortunate that he has such competent and devoted caregivers.

    And to Lydia: special thanks for your FB prayer request! We really appreciate that!

    Theo’s doing much better today. LeXuan was discharged yesterday and is now blissfully re-united with her baby.


    Comment by Blogmaster | January 26, 2012 | Reply

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