Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Resolve... - JOHN

Where to begin…

Kyle had a rougher day today. After such a great day yesterday, it was a little tough to come in to hear that they had to back off of feedings, and reconsider the endomethicin treatment.
This is the medication to try and close the PDA valve that we have been discussing. The Docs and team believed that the PDA had shown its ugly head again, so we cease the feedings and resume the endomethicine. I pray that this time, that medicine works, and works for good. They had to increase the vent today to 45 breaths per minute, at 40% oxygen. He was a little wet sounding in the lungs, so they began lasix to try to get some of that cleared up.
These are all things that you just don’t want to hear especially after the exhilaration of the day before.
Regardless of what statistics and science says about babies like Kyle…
Kyle has overcome so much already.
I know that God who began a GOOD work in Kyle will be faithful to complete it. I know that Kyle is more than a conqueror.

I just called in to speak with his night nurse. Kyle has had this guy before. This nurse is not the most encouraging in the world.
So, here is where I have come to…

I am praying for a healthy and clear Brain free from bleeds, and trusting God to take care of Kyle.

I am praying for the PDA to close permanently tonight, in the powerful and strong name of JESUS, trusting that God is up to something here.

I am asking and believing God for a healthy Digestive and Nervous System believing that God will continue to develop this as quickly as Kyle can handle.

I am believing and asking God for strong skin to replace the peeling, cracking and scabbing areas where pads, stickers and monitors have bruised him.

I am believing and asking AND trusting God for strong lungs and healthy respiration beginning right now in the name of Jesus.

I believe God for protection from infection and NEC.

I am not by any means saying that this is not hard,…
I have said it before and will say it again... I would not wish this on anybody... not even that 'worse enemy' whoever that could be... This is the hardest thing I have ever had to walk through, and this is the hardest thing we (my beautiful and amazing wife and I have ever had to walk through...) BUT-------------------------------------
tonight, I just have no choice but to remember and hang on to the fact that I have nothing with me on this journey, but faith – trusting God with my little boy… after all, I KNOW God loves Kyle wildly.

Kelly and I can do nothing but sit, pray, believe and wait upon the Lord… and watch strength rise.

I speak blessings over my micro man tonight, … words of life.
Words of comfort and peace.
Words of hope and prosperity and future...
Words of truth believing that THE way and THE life and THE truth – the message, the method and the meaning is holding Kyle in that incubator.

I firmly believe and pray, inviting the fullness of the Holy Spirit of Jesus to fill that room tonight and fill that incubator to protect my son from all things.

Psalm 34:19 'Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.'
Jeremiah 30:17 'For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, saith the Lord.'

Jeremiah 33:6 'Behold, I will bring you health and cure, and I will cure you, and will reveal unto you the abundance of peace and truth.'

Matthew 18:19 'Again I say to you that if two of you agree on Earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.'

Mark 11:24 'Therefore I say to you whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.'

Isaiah 58:8 'Thy light shall break forth as the morning, and thy health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee: the glory of the Lord shall be thy rear guard.'

Today is done… tomorrow is a new day.


Ken said...

A new day has arised indeed! May Kyle have abundant strenght today Lord!

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L.D. said...

What a lucky little man Kyle is to have such warm and wonderful parents. John, your strength and faith has strengthened more than just Kyle and we, in return, pray for him and you all faithfully. Thank you for so beautifully expressing your outpouring of love and faith with your open heart and hands. Prayers for Kyle continue and love to all, Linda

Anonymous said...

I am so encouraged by you guys and your faith in God through such a hard time. As dumb as it may sound, my life seemed to stop when I heard about this. Although I still have the classes, tests, social activities, and life that a normal freshman and college has, I cannot seem to function without thinking of Kyle. Thinking of what God has done and is doing for Kyle. I just want you guys to know that I am praying day in and day out, sun rise to sunset, and that your story has increased my faith tenfold.

Thank you, John, for your camp and what it has meant in my life. your faith which you have put on display for the whole world to see is so encouraging. You have been one of the greatest role models in my life as to what a Godly person should look like. Thank you for your faith, your camp, and your family.


a student who has been blessed by camp 220

Adriane said...

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23

We love you and think about and pray for your family continously.

Many blessings, many prayers and much love, Adriane and Norm Hunter

Alyssa Dixon said...

John and Kelly,

I have been incessantly pulling this web page up since I first heard the news of baby Kyle's entrance into this world. You and your family are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. Your unbending faith in God and letting Him be your strength is going to bring you through this. Whether it is a good day or bad, God is going to be there to carry you and hold your hand. Your family is beautiful and amazing, and with your love for each other and the love of your friends...and the unceasing out-pouring of prayer, you can make it through any obstacle. Just know that although we may not be able to be there by your side, your friends are constantly there in prayer and holding you all in our hearts. If there is anything we can do, please let us know.

Anonymous said...

John and Kelly-
I constantly check this webpage looking for news. My heart breaks for you to hear of Kyle's stuggles.
However, I know that God is using your precious son to show His strength, grace, and mercy. Feel blessed because of that.
I tell everyone I know about Kyle and ask them daily to pray for him.
I hope today is a better day.

Anonymous said...

Proverbs 11:23
The godly can look forward to happiness, while the wicked can expect only wrath.
You are truly godly people. Your strength that God has given you show this. I am still encouraged greatly at how both of you are leaning so much on God.
I know you are both extremely busy. I only have 1 baby and so I can't imagine two children at home plus baby Kyle. Jon and I have something God gave me to give to you guys and we would like to bring it to you. If you get a chance let us know when would be an ok time. We would love to help in anyway we can. We love you all and continue to pray for Baby Kyle, the both of you, and Jadon and Jack.
Love in Christ,

Chucho Huff said...

John & Kelly,

As you know, faith is more than just wishing. It's leaning on God - placing all your weight on God - whether you have other things to lean on or not. Sometimes faith is even asking God for what seems impossible, then grabbing Him around the ankle and saying "I won't let go until you do this!" In extra-biblical Jewish literature (Mishnah, Talmud, etc.), they sometimes use a derivative of the word chutzpah for "faith". Faith is tenacious, its gutsy, it persevers, even when it seems there is no hope. Faith has resolve. Having said that, I now say this: Keep the faith. We continue to wrestle with you.


Click below to go to my Personal March of Dimes Page

Our Story

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.

Kyle is in the March of Dimes Promo!