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

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Urgent need for Seth, too

The NICU staff is having to turn up his oscillator ventilator settings to keep his lungs inflated and get the carbon dioxide out of his system, and his oxygen requirement is all the way up to 85%. Right now they are just keeping him sedated, watching for infection, and considering all the possibilities of what might be going on. He was agitated earlier tonight, "twitchy and tight." We were there late this afternoon, praying over him, and it was sweet to have him rest peacefully under our hands. We pray he rests peacefully under God's mighty hand, and that we will too as we continue to love him and lift him up to the Throne of Grace, where we find help in our time of need.

He's such a perfect, tiny, bundle of blond perfection. He looked and looked at us today before getting too sleepy to look anymore.

Thanks for praying for our little boys. David is doing well so far, but definitely needing lots of prayer as the doctor thinks it is necrotizing enterocolitis he's fighting. The NICU is SUCH a roller-coaster: just this afternoon at 2:00 I was celebrating his achievement of the 3 lb weight mark! Now he's off his feeds for 7-10 days, but I thank God that he gained some weight beforehand.

Gracie remains stable as she awaits her PDA surgery on Tuesday. Marcie is still skinny and needs to gain more weight, and Will needs to remember to breathe! Not optional, big boy. :) Each is so fragile, the Lord of Life is our only hope! But then, that's ALWAYS true, period, for all eternity.

To Him be the glory as we wait in His grip,
Carrie for Gavin too

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

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

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