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

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Update

Day 3 from Children's Hospital-

Praise the Lord!  Critter is continuing to do very well.  ALL of her blood levels have returned back to normal after very critical and scary levels on Friday.  While we are still trying to comprehend the seriousness of Critter's condition that was once, we assumed that we should be able to finally get home tomorrow. 

The great experience that we have had here is the opportunity to spend 10 minutes or so with the Physicians, nurses, and specialists that are responsible for Critter's care and hear from them what their continued action plan is.  Today was hard to hear...

Critter most likely will not get to come home till Friday!!!  After some prayer and yes, some selfishness, seeing such a vast improvement we spoke with Critter's Neonatologist and he did think that we could possibly get her home Wednesday.  so- let's pray that safely this could be the case.  It has been extremely hard for both P and me to not be able to hold Critter for a great length of time.  Further, she is still hooked to all the medical equipment which add to the complexity for time with her. 

Anyway, today is a good day.  Critter's RSV results came in negative so we do not have to wear special gowns, gloves, and masks anymore in the N-ICU.  She has all of her color back and physically looks great!

  • Critter to fully heal and that her emergency will not have any long-term effects
  • Critter's health while still in the N-ICU
  • M's strength and seizure freedom.  She is spent, energy wise.  We're not sure if we are just at her seizure threshold, but things have been well these last few days.
  • Rest-  for both of us.  
  • B's work-  that he is able to work efficiently this week despite the circumstances
  • Please pray for the many other kiddos in the N-ICU.  Critter has a N-ICU mate that appears to be in pretty bad shape and we have yet to see this sweet little baby's folks. We have truly seen the importance of human interaction in Critter's healing and wish the same for this little guy.  We tried last night to just touch him as he was helplessly crying....heartbreaking....and yet, as you might imagine, we could not enter his little unit.  
Thank you for your faithfulness.  I pray that we will all continue to find ALL comfort in the Lord, who is truly our Healer, Provider, Helper in times of need, Forgiver, and most importantly Savior. 

PS- Tomorrow is Critter's 1 week birthday!!!


  1. Prayers for your family:-)

    Isaiah 40:31
    but those who hope in the LORD
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint

  2. Thank you for the updates, please keep them coming as I check about every hour. You have lots of people praying and praying often. You both are a true inspiration of what a Godly marriage can provide and what faith can bring. Love you all and can't wait to meet your bundle of JOY and will continue praying for a speedy healing. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. - Shanon

  3. Oh goodness. We had no idea! We will be praying for Pierson.

  4. Hi Wonderful Friends~ Wow, I had no idea this was all happening...I feel like I just looked at your blog and it was the day after she was born so I had only read the first post. You guys must be REALLY strong because God sure does give you a lot! As you know, all of those blood levels, etc sound all too familiar, and we totally know what you must be feeling and going through....we are so sorry that you are having to worry and go through this instead of putting bows on her like you said! But PRAISE THE LORD that it sounds like all is ok and she will be home again very soon! Did they ever say what caused the dehydration that seemed to have caused all of this? We will be praying and PLEASE call me if you want to chat or need anything! Love you so much! Jaime

  5. Oh friends, I am praying. Your faithfulness is a testimony to us all. continue to be strong in the Lord. Waiting with great expectation to hear of what the Lord is doing. Much love. Lisa