Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday Evening - Kelly

Well - today has been a good day - I will even say a great day. My holiday started out pretty rough. I just had a hard time accepting that .. well john said it best... that this is normal. This is our life - the one God spoke of in Jeremiah 29:11. I trust him in that. I really do.

but my weekend ended wonderfully. The fam has been with us all weekend helping us to create that NORMAL chaos that the sherrill clan likes to call a "holiday!" We have a blast but frequently just look around and laugh b/c at any given moment you will find the adults gathered around a table eating and chatting - the sherrill's call this cross talking! (this holiday most family was doing our laundry and cleaning our house for us!) the two older boys were playing baseball in the living room (soft bat and ball - and it was raining outside!) and jack is trying to unload the dishwasher or digging for snacks in the pantry and Britton - well there is not much telling what he is up too but I think the cutest was when he was sorting and lining up the 4 little pairs of shoes that sat by the couch. Now there is a reason in itself to have loads of kids - just to see the shoes in their different sizes all lined in a row. one of my favorite sites. We spent our time one evening talking about what a mess we will be in when Kyle join the ranks at home! Then to end a wonderful weekend I went with my sister (John's really) to go see kyle today. I got to HOLD HIM AGAIN! and he did great with it. I can't tell you the joy that OVERFLOWS in me when Misty looks at me and says "do you want to hold him?". I got to hold Kyle for 2 hours tonight. at one time she had him up on my chest and his little hand was holding onto my chin. We had a wonderful night together of songs and conversation, prayers and just some quiet time. lots of loving. I just find myself so excited tonight - so hopeful.

You know I was thinking tonght about how many times I have said to others "the one of the greatest gifts God could give to us is to increase our faith". Wow - didn't know I would live that one so deeply. God is increasing my faith. my ability to forsake all that I can see, hear and feel and trust Him.

I am thankful tonight. Kyle is up to 4 cc on his feeding. Please pray protection and maturity for his digestive system. Kyle has an echo tomorrow a.m. please ask the Lord to heal the clot in his heart (get rid of it). Ask the Lord to close his PDA - that kyle would not have to endure surgery. Please pray and ask the Jehovah Rapha to absorb the blood from Kyle's brain bleed back into his body and allow all fluid in his brain to flow just as God designed it to - to restore his brain to FULLNESS! Please pray for the Lord to grow new and healthy lung tissue for kyle speedily!

Please pray for John. His is sick - it is not easy to be away from our little one - please pray for peace of mind and quick healing for his body.

Please pray protection for the rest of our family.

THANK YOU to all of you who day after day allow us to invade your lives and beg these prayers from you. I will never be able to thank you enough but may the Lord richly bless you and increase your faith as you give of your self and see Him move mightily!


Anonymous said...

You don't know me, I live in the Dallas area and received a forwarded email from the organizer of our church email "Prayer Team". I have added little Kyle to my prayer list but I want to give you some encouragement from experience. My first grandson was born 10 yrs ago on Dec 26 @ 25wks and a whopping 1.8 lbs,11". He was a million dollar baby that was the greatest miracle God could have ever given our family. Reading your story was like reliving his birth and the months after...Progress seems so slow in the begining of their little lives but as you have found out, there are the good days and the bad but everyday is a day closer to home. My daughter worked closely with professionals for the first 6 years to make sure he was not developmental behind his peers upon starting first grade. Now, soon to be 11yrs old, he is a straight A student, with a younger brother of 2 yrs that he loves dearly (tortures renlentlessly in fun), and is still an amazement of the miracles God performs...know that you are on prayer lists that are nationwide..God Bless and keep your entire family as you watch the miracle of health and growth in your son Kyle.
Trinity Harbor Church, Rockwall TX

Carol said...

I used to freak out when you wouldn't come home until really late, because I thought it meant that it had been a really bad day. You see, on the good days, Kyle's good days, you guys would usually be home around 10:30. So when it would get to be 11, 11:30, 12:00 . . . well, you get the idea.

But what I am loving is that very often these days, if you come home late it is because Misty is on duty and she has asked you wonderful questions like, 'Do you want to hold him?' or 'Do you want to help me give him a bath?' I am praying for many wonderful late nights of singing, and bathing, and holding and praying over your little lion!

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,”- Hebrews 12:28

Anonymous said...


I am so glad you had a good day yesterday! I am sorry that John is sick and will definitely pray for him!

John, maybe this means it's time for you to get some much needed rest. :)

I will pray for a speedy recovery for you, so you can be back with Kelly and Kyle very soon!

I am anxiously awaiting the good report from the "echo" today. I am confident the doctors will have a good report for you.

Still praying, still believing and still EXPECTING healing!!

Candy Humber

Anonymous said...

It's official...... Kyle is now 6 weeks old! Praise the Lord and happy 6 week birthday to Kyle!!

Candy Humber

Anonymous said...

Sherill Family,

I have been following your story from the time this blog has been posted. I check 3-4 times a day looking for updates. Little Kyle is on my mind a great deal of the day. You don't know me, I was told about your story from a friend here at A&M and it touched my heart so deeply. Reading every one of your posts gives me so much encouragement that this little boy will be ok. I know that God heals and I know that he hears. Just seeing how many lives Kyle has touched shows His power! Isn't it wonderful how He works? I just wanted you to know that I am always thinking and always praying for your family.

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!