But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Please pray for Seth, especially.

With five babies at different stages of wellness, it's quite a roller coaster around here.  

Seth is facing the biggest challenges right now.  He is not breathing well and his oxygen levels are dropping significantly.  His lungs are over-dilating as well and so he is on the best, gentlest respirator.  

Grace (the smallest baby at 1 lb 12 oz) has a large hole between her pulmonary artery & aortic artery. It is a common issue in preemies that sometimes needs to be taken care of with medicine or possibly surgery.  She also has water on her lungs (pulmonary edema).  She has been started on the medication in hopes of closing the hole. If it doesn't close by Monday she will likely need surgery.

Seth also has a hole in the same place, but his is smaller & not yet needing treatment. Pray that his hole closes naturally. 

They have been unable to get a PICC line into David & Marcie Jane. Please pray that on Sunday a nurse practitioner will be able to insert a PICC line in David's arm & Marcie's leg. If PICC line insertion fails, these 2 babies will require surgery for port catheters.
On Thursday all 5 babies will have routine brain scans to be sure none have brain bleeds.
Baby Will continues to thrive!

We are confident in the abilities of the doctors and nurses watching after them, especially since these issues are things they have seen and taken care of many times before.  We are more confident in our Lord and His ability to care for each of these little ones in ways we humans would never imagine!  

Please pray for Carrie also, as this is a very emotional time for her in many ways.  

I, too, ask for your prayers.  I'm feeling tugged in many different directions and my brain is having a harder time making decisions and multi-tasking.  

Love to all and many thanks for your prayers,



  1. Keeping you all covered in prayer. Thank you for the updates, especially with all you have going on. Denny & Gwen

  2. Oh, sweet friends!! Praying and praying!! Karsten still wakes to eat at night- so I have made a concerted effort to pray especially for you guys, the quints, and another friend who's baby was born Tuesday and is in the NICU, in addition to throughout the daytime hours. Just wanted you to know you guys are getting praying coverage at all hours!! (Selena Mack)

  3. Praying here in France too. Hugs to all, Jones family.

  4. Sweet friends, we are praying...praying for the breath of God to breathe through your little ones' lungs and His hand to continue to stitch their hearts. LOVE and prayers from us. Stacie for the McIntosh crew

  5. Praying for the entire Jones family! The NICU is a roller coaster ride we all couldn't wait to get off of. Just as another mother once told me, "the highs will be high and the lows will be low. It's 2 steps forward and 4 steps backwards some days". Thinking of your family everyday & praying for you all!
    The Spicocchi Family (quintuplets from Ohio)

  6. Sending prayers and hugs to all of you. I know what you're going through; my little one was 3 months early and in the hospital for 5-1/2 months after he was born. Prayer and believing is so powerful; it will get you through the days ahead. Valerie

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