Monday, June 7, 2010

Caden Lee Johnson

Hi everyone, Caden fought long and hard during the night with complications related to his Septic Shock and lack of Immune System. He finally passed away at about 12:30pm today during a very high-risk surgery which we opted for as an alternative to him passing away anyway due to fatal lactate levels after possibly only another hour or two. Caden was sedated and in comfort when he passed away, and we were able to talk to him and hold him, I was able to give him a Father's blessing earlier before surgery as well. We know that Caden is where he needs to be right now, we know he was only meant to be with us here on earth for a short time, but we were able to spend some great times with him after his surgery about a month ago where for the first time in a long time he was smiling, laughing and very happy to be with us. We know he loves us and that he is now waiting for us, it will be difficult for us to get past this trial in our lives, but we take comfort in the fact that we know we will in fact see him again some day and that we will be so happy to see each other at that time. I don't know what we would do if we didn't have that faith, belief and knowledge, it would truly be more unbearable than I can even imagine. He is such a perfect little boy and has shown so much strength and courage to us during recent times, he is with Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and his passed away family members right now, we know that for a surety. Thanks everyone for all your tremendous love and support during these tough times, it has really been incredible to see everyone coming together for us and Caden recently, it builds our testimony so much. We will update on funeral arrangements, etc. as soon as they are established. We love you so so much Caden, and we can't wait to see you again, you have taught us so much and brought us so much happiness and love, we will see you again soon!

Tommy Johnson


  1. We love you guys and will be thinking and praying for your family. Love, David & Amy King

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of baby Caden. You two have been so strong and are such wonderful parents, I see it in every blog post and picture on facebook as well as all the stories that we've heard about Carlee. I know of at least one family member, Bill, who will be happy to watch over your little miracle for you. He is in good hands. We love you guys and you are in our thoughts.

  3. Tommy, this breaks my heart. We have been praying for Caden and for you and Jessica.

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Jacob Findlay

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Caden's passing. I will continue to pray for your family and your strength in this. Although it's a tough thing to go through, It's a wonderful thing knowing that families are forever!

  5. Tommy and Jessica,
    We are so sorry, we had no idea what you were going though (Sandy canceled her facebook account several months ago because she was spending too much time on it). We can't imagine what you are going through, please let us know what we can do for you.
    Aaron and Sandy black

  6. Jessica & Tommy,
    My heart is broken. I cannot imagine the sadness and pain you are feeling right now. But as you said, thank goodness for our knowledge of the plan of salvation. What a blessing of peace it gives us. And what a blessing that you have those precious pictures of Caden to remember him by. Did you know Caden was sick when you had those done? My thoughts are with you.

  7. Our love, thoughts and prayers are for your dear family

  8. My thoughts have constantly with you and your family. I have thought of sweet Caden, what an angel he is. What a choice spirit our Heavenly Father sent down to this earth life for a short time. And how wonderful, what a blessing that he came to you two, Jessica and Tommy. This makes us so thankful for the plan of salvation, for the knowledge of the Gospel. Families are FOREVER!! And what a beautiful feeling of peace that brings.

    I am forever changed from this experience with Caden. Just thinking of him, I feel the spirit so strongly, and I feel our Heavenly Father's love. I pray you will feel peace during this difficult time.

    We love you, our prayers are with you, our thoughts are with you, let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

    Love Jessica