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

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Seth, again

Just got off the phone with the hospital: Seth is back on the oscillator, which apparently is upsetting him enough for them to put him on sedation/pain meds every 2 hours. He is needing more pressure and more oxygen than he did before they moved him off the oscillator two days ago. He's in the 70%'s for oxygen requirement and 16.5 on pressure (vs. 12).

It's discouraging to me to know he's worse than he was, that this move ended up hurting rather than helping, but I understand why they tried the move. I, too, hoped and thought he was ready! His lungs and alveoli are just too immature to rhythmically expand and exhale yet, so the oscillator with its higher, more constant pressure, is what he needs for now.

Please pray for Seth's comfort and healing, for excellent re-recruitment of the lung tissue that has collapsed/inflamed over the past two days, and most of all for growth of new, healthy lung tissue! I realize we cannot and should not try to dictate what the Lord is doing, however. We trust His character and know He loves these babies more than we can imagine.

Thank you all,

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

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

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