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

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Poor sick Gracie!

She's now got pneumonia (viral) in her right lung and is on serious steroids to help reduce the inflammation to allow her airways to open and help her breathe easier. Her oxygen saturations have been below Seth's, and she's now needing 1.5 liters/minute flow of oxygen vs. Seth's only 0.5 liter flow rate.

Kids in the national clinic have had saturations down into the 40's and 50%'s, so that puts things into perspective! We pray Gracie's oxygen tank isn't needed for someone more ill than she. The poor Clinic staff and equipment are really stretched right now. Please pray they stay healthy and can get the rest they need to take care of those of us who keep calling on them at all hours of the night and day. :}

It's really, really challenging to have two kids on tanks with oxygen tubing getting tangled up with each other, plus the three others wanting to fiddle with the knobs (uncomfortably blasting their siblings with massive amounts of air) or remove the tubing so no oxygen is flowing. Not one of them is feeling well, David seems to be getting worse, and Will is really needy, so we really appreciate your prayers! Discouragement is a huge temptation.



  1. Praying everyone recovers very soon!

  2. Oh, sweet Gracie! I'm sorry you aren't seeing everyone improving yet! I keep checking the blog to know how to pray, and I'm lifting you all up throughout the day. May God give you the strength to take each moment as it comes - and significant improvement SOON!

  3. Oh boy, I was praying I'd wake up to some good news on the quints this morning. Praying harder than ever for them all, for you two and for the dedicated Clinic staff that are there to take care of everyone.

    "But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." ~ Isaiah 40:31

    Prayers continue.....

  4. Poor sweet babies :( Will be praying for all of you. I hope all that are ill are feeling better soon, as well as the staff at the clinic.

  5. Praying for Seth's strength and continued improvement and that he doesn't relapse. Praying for sweet Gracie to fight this off quickly and completely. Praying for mom and dad to have the strength and patience to see this through to wellness for all. God's Will be done. Amen. JMayhall, Dallas, UTSW


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