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

Monday, September 3, 2012

Gracie's surgery; pictures

Hi all,

Sorry we forgot to tell you that her PDA surgery was postponed until Wednesday. She's being moved tomorrow in preparation for the surgery. Thanks for praying for our sweet little girl! She is so tiny compared to the other babies, but she should be able to get off the ventilator once the PDA is fixed, Lord willing! Thank you for praying for her protection.

Seth's oxygen and carbon dioxide levels continue to be amazingly encouraging. Please keep the prayers coming as they try to wean him down on ventilator settings. One setting was weaned one unit successfully, praise God!

David, Will and Marcie are all doing great. Thank God the staff caught David's necrotizing enterocolitis so early, and we REALLY thank God He protected David from any more bleeding! One website I read (National Institutes of Health) said the death rate could be 25%.

Thanks again for CARING and PRAYING and even fasting - wow! Today was the best NICU day yet, I think. Last night was really hard, so after the excellent news today when I went to open my devotional it was no surprise (but still really cool) that it started off with the phrase ". . . joy comes in the morning." (Psalm 30:5)

Thanks also for the meals, cards, gifts, comments, emails, FB messages, texts, etc. You are the world's best support group, and we can really feel the uplifting the Lord provides! So even if/though we haven't written or acknowledged many of you, please know you are hugely appreciated. We thank God for you.

Love in Him,

P.S. Poor David didn't get his picture taken today. He was sleepy and needs his rest as he is off his feeds and on antibiotics for the next several days.

Marcie's big eyes - she gained even more weight today! 2 lb 13 oz

Grace sucking her thumb! She was SO happy with her new ability, her oxygen blood saturation went up to 100%

Will's cute little bottom while Daddy diapers him (I love the chub on him now!). That's my gloved hand.

Last but never least: our much healthier little Seth for whom you've been praying so specifically!

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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