THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2007 12:30 AM, CDT
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.
- 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.