Thursday, December 18, 2008

UPDATES on my sister and baby here

GOD IS SO VERY GOOD!! Thank you for ALL your prayers. I am sorry I was not able to update until now. I have not been able to get on the computer (yes, my monday Current Readings are set to post every Monday ahead of time).
Anyways, momma and baby are doing GREAT!!! Baby is completely breathing on his own, and after a few difficult tries is now feeding 100% on breastmilk. Now we just need to make sure he keeps nursing from momma and little baby will be able to come home Christmas day!! Please continue to pray that things will go well. PLEASE pray that my sister will realize the goodness and POWER of God in this little boy's life and hers!! THANK YOU AGAIN for all the prayers!!

UPDATED 11AM Dec 19:
Momma is doing MUCH better. She is able to pump and getting a small amount, so please pray that it will increase. The nurses told her that the colostrum (which comes before the milk) is like vitamin shots for the baby. How wonderful they are so supportive of her breastfeeding!!

Baby is also doing MUCH better!! If things continue the trend that they are, the baby will be able to come home in 4-5 days, or maybe that is a very tired mother's hopeful wishes. Keep praying, he is not out of the woods yet.

I am humbled by your prayers for my sister. Thank you so very VERY much. From both of us. I mentioned to her when I finally got to talk to her (just minutes ago) that she had several people praying for her and for the baby, and it seemed almost like she was going to cry. It is amazing how God works through all our prayers! Thank you again!

December 18th:

Thank you for your continued prayers for my sister and her baby boy! They are very much appreciated.

I will update this post as I get chances. (See my post When It Rains below for why I am unable to update whenever I want).

Momma went through procedure well, and is in recovery.

Baby was born 6lb 11oz. He is currently in the NICU. Baby is having a VERY difficult time breathing. Some sort of emergency procedure is being done to fill his lungs with something. I did not get all the details. Only that my sister got to see him and he was almost convulsing in order to be able to breathe and that was before they told her to leave so they could fill his lungs.


devildogwife said...

I'm glad momma and baby are doing well. Praying for you during this time as well.

Molly said...

Praying for you and yours tonight.

Molly @ Counter-cultural Mom

Jess said...

We have a somewhat similar situation going on with some friends of ours. My heart is so burdened for them, and I'm praying for your sister and her baby too. I really can't imagine, but I know that HE understands our deepest thoughts and hurts... and He knows what it is to weep with grief and pain.

Praying for full healing, and for peace for your sister.

Shereen said...

I just wanted to pop in and say that we are praying for your sister and the baby as well. I will also keep your other prayer requests on the post further down on my list as well. Prayer is such a wonderful thing. Sometimes I feel that the answer IS PRAYER, not the answers we get to the requests we make during prayer. Thank you for the book recommendation you left on my blog. I will definitely be looking into getting it. You definitely hit the nail on the head with the Square Foot Gardening, and I'm sure this one won't be any different.