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, February 22, 2015

Prayer request for Gracie

It's 1:30 a.m. and all is not well with poor little Gracie. This afternoon after her nap she was terribly clinging, but then she was really happy after supper and at bedtime. Just now she was coughing terribly, so I went in to check on her. She was wide awake (with Marcie sleeping next to her, incidentally, having climbed into her crib after we left the room). Grace of course wanted to be held, and she was breathing so fast! Her little heart was racing, too. I took her oxygen saturation reading with the fingertip pulse oximeter and she was only satting an average of 90%. I gave her breathing treatments (Seth's) and her sats got worse, not better, so then I switched fingers. I think I might have been using the wrong finger (the index) because the middle finger got a much better reading - it jumped from the high 80's to 93%, which is perfectly "acceptable" for a kid with a nasty cold living at 5,000 ft altitude. Anyway, please pray for our tiny little girl! I'll update ASAP. She was happy to go back to bed. Her siblings are all doing fine, although Will has had a fever and sore throat and occasional cough. As always, we sure appreciate prayer that Seth NOT get this, or that if he does it doesn't attack his vulnerable lungs as badly as it has Gracie's! The docs can almost always still hear stiffness (from the scarring) in his upper left lung. He needs to grow new, healthy lung tissue, but he still remains so small like Grace. It's hard not to get discouraged by his lack of weight gain. :(

A few pics of Grace from last week, the last day we were gone: Having breakfast with David and visiting with Marmi. She did great; such a happy girl!

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

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

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