And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Friday, February 4, 2011

Beggin' for Prayers for Our Sweet Girl

Many of you who have followed our journey in the Foxhole can probably imagine with me that Critter will most likely be some great doctor!!!!  Why or how can I be so definitive?   Well, within Critter's first few months of life she will have visited MD Anderson to be with her Daddy as he does his semi-annual exam and the a month or so thereafter to be with her Mommy at the Mayo Clinic.  So case closed, before Critter is 6 months she will have visited two world-renowned medical institutions.

Little did we know that she would begin the process early with an admittance to the ER at 4 days old.

Yep, you read right, ER!!!

Parenthood has started with a bit of a bump in the road that we are hoping to always look back on as a marker of God's goodness and His healing!!

Our precious little miracle, didn't sleep much at all once we brought her home.  Then, this morning, she slept very well and much longer than she should have...we began to be concerned.  She wouldn't nurse.  I tried giving her a bath to wake her, still no real reaction....

We called the pediatrician and she recommended we come see her quickly.  Then, P's temp started dropping and the doc had us call 911.  So, we were rushed to the local hospital (they wouldn't take us to Children's because of the weather). 

P went through the rigmarole at the local hospital.  Poor baby even had to have a Spinal Tap.  I had my first spinal tap at the same hospital about twenty plus years ago...Anyway, their concerns were meningitis, metabolic disorders, etc.  They ruled out meningitis, but were still concerned about metabolic disorders.

However, they got the ball rolling the minute we arrived and had a transport request to Children's.  They accepted our little angel.  So, we are now at Children's.  I had hoped that the pics we would post in these first few days would have her in cute little outfits with lots of big bows in her hair.  Instead, she has lots of tape, and tubing.  

So....PRAYERS!!!!  The doctors are still confused and it looks like that at a minimum, we'll be here for the next 3 days.  Again they are looking at Metabolic Disorders.  If any of you would like to be a physician you can help diagnose her:
  • Rapid Breathing
  • High Blood Sugar/Hyperglycemia
  • Severe Dehydration
  • Low Carbon Dioxide
Stay tuned for more information as we receive it and as well, picture soon of bows and dresses!


    1. Oh my if you haven't already had enough drama! A spinal tap, wow...poor little thing! Will be sending many prayers for health for little P!


    2. Prayers going up for you all! God Bless Your little miracle!

    3. Praying, praying, praying!!! Our God IS ABLE!! Having worked at Children's for two years, I know she's in good hands. Not to mention she's firmly in the hand of the Great Physician!!

      I keep coming back to DKA?? Don't know that I've ever heard of a truly diabetic neonate, but yhe symptoms just sound like it. :/ Wracking my brain. Praying God will reveal the source of Critter's condition and the accurate treatment QUICKLY!!

      Thanks for the update!! You guys take care of you and get some hard as I know that will be.


    4. I will be praying for strength, grace, and God's mercy to be with you all. I also am praying for wisdom form the Drs. from The Great Physician! I appreciate your blog! God be with you!
      Only by His grace,
      Dorene from Yahoo

    5. Praying for you guys and for your little one! Critter is GORGEOUS -- no matter if she's decked out in the cutest outfits, cuddled up in your arms (love the pearl pic!), or hooked up to IVs .. which Lord willing will not be for long. No matter the locale, she is GORGEOUS!!!!!

      Congratulations on your miracle! Our faithful Father will continue His care for you and her! Praying Praying Praying!

      Beth (keto boards)

    6. She is beautiful!!! I just want to let you know I will be praying for all of you and praying too that you get your answers fast.

      Terri (MAD -Yahoo group)

    7. Oh My!!! Prayers for you and sweet Pierson! She has to get well sooo...Hannah is desperate to come and hold her!

    8. Chris and I are praying for your family and your beautiful baby girl. We'll be checking the blog for updates. Sending love.

    9. We will be thinking of you and your little girl today!

    10. Praying for wisdom for her doctors, peace for you and Ben and gparents, and healing for little Pierson!

    11. Praying for all three of you. Praising the Great Physician for what He is doing and will do in the life of sweet Pierson!

    12. Just read this! I will sure say prayers for yall!