Friday, October 26, 2007
Answered Prayer! - Kelly
God answered our prayers yet again last night. An hour after we began praying kyle's carbon dioxide was down to an acceptable level. Please keep praying for his lungs and kidneys. they need to superanaturally mature. We need to continue praying for protection from brain bleeds, he is having to take some of the medicine that can be responsible for these. Pray for protection from infection. today they moved kyle to 55 breaths per minute from 60 - this is a good move, we want to continue moving this number down. So lungs, kidneys, brain, and no infection - there is everyone's assignment. THANKYOU! God is answering our prayers. Our prayer for each of you is that your faith is increased as you see Jehovah Rapha move.
last night was beyond tough. I have never before experience emotions like these - fear, ache, terror, those don't realy describe it I have never screamed and cried from as deep a place in my body as this. how can thought and emotion evoke such a physical response? (this is not a good thing just after surgery I might add) my husband sobbed beside me, held me, and just simply spoke the word "peace". I learned something last night... God's peace is enough. It is stronger than fear and grief. this was a powerful lesson for me - one that I will need on this journey.
on a note from mom - today was good. I was very nervous as I went to see kyle but when we walked in all the numbers were blue. (when numbers are blue they are in an acceptable range - red is our of range and that is not good). He had a good day. I got to hold him today - now outside his house (that is his incubator) but the nurse had to change the burn pad he rests on (that is b/c his skin is so immature - a baby blanket would hurt him). So I held him us while she slide the new pad in. it was amazing!
Kyle truly brings me so much joy! He seems to nestle in when I sing to him, he loves to be enclosed by his pads (like being swaddled). He is so good tempered as the nurses mess with him. I also got to change him again today, sing to him, talk to him. We had a great day together.
- John and Kelly
- This story begins with 5 people. John, Kelly, Jadon, Jack, and Kyle (he is only 23 weeks old... and he is still safely tucked away in his mommy's belly) In an hour's time Kyle made his way into the world. 1 pound, 3 ounces- 11 and a half inches long. This family will never be the same. This child is a warrior. He has the spirit of a Lion, and more courage than a whole pride. He is fierce, and fearless- and he is teaching us to fear the Lord- and to believe that God is in our midst and healing even now. Join us as pray, as we praise, and as we journey through this life as lovers of God and all His glory.