Friday, June 24, 2011

Double Beautiful Blessings

On Tuesday, June 21st, my sister Katie's third child, Miss Josie Christine, joined us in this world.

Josie needed a little help with oxygen intake and was shortly after birth taken to the NICU. While in the NICU Josie was showing improvement, when she suddenly "crashed." Doctors and nurses worked on sweet Josie and got that little heart pumping again - they saved her sweet life!! Praise God for those medical professionals!! After her crash, Josie's little body went into a sort of shock, and she has since had us on our knees petitioning God on High for healing. Josie is on a respirator, although she has done a little breathing on her own. She has had 2 EEGs that show quite diminished brain activity. But she is stable and seems to very slowly be showing some hopeful signs of improvement. Today she was taken off her blood pressure meds and they have slowly been warming her little body back up (they've had her on thermal blankets to cool her body from the trauma of the arrest). She even sucked on a pacifier for the first time tonight! Tomorrow Josie will have an MRI to get a better look at her brain. PLEASE LIFT HER TO GOD OUR FATHER, THE GREAT PHYSICIAN. Josie's Daddy, Troy, has been talking of Jesus' first miracle, where he showed only a glimpse of His coming glory. We have been seeing glimpses in Josie's short life of the glory of Jesus, and now we want to see it all unleashed in full, spectacular view!!

On Thursday, June 23, my sister-in-law, Jen, gave birth to her second daughter, Miss Ava Isabelle.

My understanding of the story, through my hubby (and you know men with details, ha ha), is that Jen had a rupture in her placenta that caused blood to mix with amniotic fluid. Miss Ava ingested and aspirated that mixture of fluid/blood. Her little lungs are having difficulty from all of this and Ava is on a respirator while her lungs get stronger. Please lift her up to God for complete healing and quick recovery so she can be home with her family!!

Two beautiful baby girls who we already love so much. Won't you join us in asking God to shine His glory through their precious lives? Praise you, Father, for you formed every fiber of their DNA, and they are both truly wonderfully made!!

"Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have HOPE: because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail." Lamentations 3:21-22

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine... to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Eph 3:20-21


Devion said...

My dear friend and sister, you know that we are holding both of these precious baby girls up to our Lord all throughout each and every day! I pray right this minute for peace for the mommies, daddies, grandmas, grandpas, and the rest of the family. I pray right this minute for improvment, hope, and strength for those 2 precious little souls. We love you all so much and wish that there was SOMETHING we could do besides praying, which is all we have to offer and really the best thing we can do. As a human, it just seems to inadequate that we cannot do something physical to help you all! Love and prayers!

Shyla said...

My prayers are with both baby girls. Praise God we have both a comforter and healer in times like these.

John and Megan said...

Prayers for the little ones. They are beautiful.

Andrea Kay said...

Oh my faithful friend! I had no idea about Ava! Prayers for both precious girls. So glad you've been able to be with Josie and mommy! The Lord continues to be with them and he is a mighty healer!