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

Today's praise

Praise the Lord!  Seth's oxygen setting is down to low 50's-55% today!  And his carbon dioxide level is in the high 40%'s, which is normal!

I shouldn't say that we are surprised, because we know our God and the power of prayer as well-- a significant answer like this should not be a surprise.  But, oh, we are thankful!  Thankful to God, to all of you who are praying-- hundreds of whom we have not met, and many of whom we likely never will on this side of Heaven.

God is doing an amazing thing: through His mighty power, through the doctors, nurses, and medicine. They are continuing to wean his ventilator settings down as the blood gas reports come back at the correct levels. Please pray that the weaning can continue smoothly. The medical staff need so much wisdom!

We know that this may be just one high in amongst many past and future lows, but God be praised nonetheless.  I am reminded of Job, when his wife encouraged him to forsake God and curse Him for the suffering Job was enduring.  "You talk like a foolish woman.  Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?"  We know He works in ALL things for His glory and our good, according to His promise in Romans 8:28. We are thankful today to be accepting good news and healing from the Hand of God.

Grace is constipated today, so they have stopped her feeds until that sorts out.  She has had a few bronco spasms, but they are hopeful that this and some other symptoms will likely go away after the surgery.

David continues to be doing very well, with no additional signs of the NEC at all. He remains on antibiotics and tummy rest.

Will and Marcie Jane are doing great. Marcie's up to 2 lbs 11.4 oz, so thank you for praying for weight gain - another big answer to prayer!

Love to all of you!

Gavin

21 comments:

  1. Praises! I woke up 4 times last night and sent up prayers for little Seth (as well as Will, David, Marcie and Grace). Prayers will continue for his sustained improvement.

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  2. Praise the Lord! My eyes were filled with tears of joy as I read your post. I've been checking periodically for a report. Thank you for all of your reports that include specifics about which to pray. Praying for all of your family.

    Sarah

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  3. PRAISE GOD!!! I prayed on my knees with tears this morning for sweet, little Seth!!! PRAISE GOD!!!

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  4. What joy there will be when all the prayer warriers join you in heaven for a time of PRAISE to God for this time of earnest prayer. The family of God is so great.
    Judith

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  5. Psalms 77:11-20 says, "I will remember the deeds of the LORD. I will remember your ancient miracles. I will reflect on all your actions and think about what you have done. O God, your ways are holy! What god is as great as our God?"

    Praises could never be enough to hear this wonderful news! My heart just bursts for you all...and for the babies. Thank you Father, thank you....prayers will continue!

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  6. Praising God and thanking Him for His healing touch. May the faith of many be strengthened by your testimony. His hand is at work.

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  7. Oh, YES, Praise Our Dear Lord!
    I pray for the babies all the time; and yesterday after the short update, my prayers became pleading. I just knew little Seth is so spunky that God would answer all of our prayers in the way we wanted.
    Little guy is certainly ready to be rid of that ventilator and to be in your arms.
    Love to all of you
    Sandy (an old grandmother)

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  8. Praise God!!! I too pray several times a day for all the babies, but last night I was up several times praying for Seth especially. My eyes filled with tears of joy when I saw this post. Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you Lord!!

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  9. A love song from God to you: Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save, He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

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  10. So happy to hear good news .... that Seth is going to keep you on your toes!

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  11. Praise God for the improvement! It was a privilege to join others in prayer last night for your precious family. We will continue to intercede for you all to have peace daily, and for the doctors to have exceptional wisdom as they treat each child. Thank you for the explanation and diagram of what is happening. We non-medical people need simplified terms! Really glad to hear about Isaac having better days at school. He is a terrific little boy!

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  12. Praise the Lord. Several times during the night when I would wake up and off and on during today I have been especially praying for Seth and David but I do pray for all of them. Its almost as if they are our own children as we plead to the Lord for their healing, etc. God be praised.

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  13. Dear Carrie and Gavin! I would like to say thank you for your blogg. Following the development of your babies and reading all this reports and comments just makes my truth stronger. Praying for you all feels so right, even if I live on the other side of the Globe. You are great Christians and "The Lord your God is with you". God bless you EIGHT! Best regards from Norway. Gabriella

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    1. I mean -of course- that the Truth is that all these comments and praying for you make my own FAITH stronger :-) G from Norway

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  14. Great news that all seem to be better today. May this continue and I'll be praying especially for Grace tomorrow. Do you know what time the surgery will take place?

    Blessings,

    Gail Boemker
    JAARS
    Waxhaw NC

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    1. Not yet, but on Wed. We'll post ASAP! Thank you!

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  15. So HAPPY! I have been praying for little Seth and thinking of what an amazing testimony it would be for God to heal him, but even more so for you to proclaim His Sovereignty in the highs and lows. Wow. I am so encouraged by what God is doing in Seth's life AND in yours.

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  16. I'm one you will never meet until we stand around the throne of God. But I'm praying, and asked one of my friends to join with me when the earlier reports for Seth were not as good. Your posts often bring me to the point of tears. May God continue to be praised.

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  17. OUR GOD IS A MIGHTY AND WONDERFUL HEALING GOD!!!!! My heart too was full of Joy at the Great News!!!! Seth is a real, real fighter, Praise God!!!! Will, Grace, Marcie, and David are Great fighter too....These Babies are here for a Great Purpose, God has a plan for them!!!! We ask you Lord for your continued wisdom and guidance for the Doctors, Nurses.and all that care of these sweet gifts of yours......And we ask you Heavenly Father to Bless the Surgery tomorrow...and let it be one of the of the many healings yet to come!!! We Praise you Father....

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  18. Thank you Lord for answered prayers. We praise your name for your tender mercies and blessings. NKL

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  19. I've been praying for Seth and all of the quints for several days now! Thanks for the update. The Lord be praised. Will continue to pray that He gets all the glory!

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