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

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

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

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