6.30.2008

Please pray for:

I think the best thing for me to type is our major prayer requests for our girls.
  • Adleigh's PDA to close. Her hole has gotten larger and the doctors put her on the medication they used to use that has more side effects but they believe had a greater rate of closing the hole. She is only going to go one round on it and we will find out on Wed. if it has worked. We need everyone to pray that this hole will close with this medication. If it doesn't close with the medication then they will do the surgery and that may set her back a little with her breathing.
  • Liana's lungs to become stronger. Liana was put on a round of steriods. The doctor said her lungs are very sick, the sickest in the nursery. She has been having a lot of difficulty in this area and has been on the oscillator for a long time. They really need her lungs to get stronger and move on to the next step. Steroids are the last thing they can really do in an effort to help out the lungs so she really needs to respond well to this treatment.
  • Liana's MRSA. We just found out about this one late in the afternoon, but Liana somehow got MRSA. I really have no idea how to explain this one except to say that Liana had to be moved into a different nursery where each baby there has MRSA. They are isolated from the other babies. This has something to do with staff infections, but she doesn't have an infection she just has a bacteria that is resistant to the medicine they would give for it.

7 comments:

Michelle Jamie said...

I will be praying much for all of you.

babes.having.babes said...

praying hard.

Anonymous said...

Ferris,
My son also got MRSA in the NICU nursery as a preemie. It sounds scary but he didn't have any issues from it. I'm praying for Adleigh's PDA to close and Liana's lungs to respond to the steroids. Congratulations on being a great mother already!

Lisa said...

I'm praying for all of you.

Lindsey said...

The faith you and Wade have shown through all of this has not been in vain. Remember the stories of the women in Matthews 9 and 15. Jesus' words were, "Your faith has healed you." for the woman who touched his cloak and for the mother with a suffering daughter, "Because of your faith, your request will be granted." Faith has the power to heal. I cannot wait to hear that because of the faith you and Wade have shown and all of the prayer surrounding your family, your girls are healed and His name made even more famous as Healer.

Wes Church said...

Ferris and Wade,
Rachel and I are praying for both of you. We are new parents now too so we know the newfound fears you both are learning about with these two precious girls...and the reason for your fears is even greater with the trying circumstances your two girls now face. But how gracious our God is that He has invited us to cast our cares on him and to make our requests known to him. And then the comfort we all have to know that our God is Sovereign, trustworthy, altogether loving, and completely good. We will trust him with you and continually "pound the throne of God" for complete healing in Adleigh and Liana.

Wes & Rachel Church (and Baby Caleb)

Mark Rekers said...

O no, You never let go,
Through the calm and through the storm
O no, You never let go,
In every high and every low
O no, You never let go -
Lord You never let go of me.

-Matt Redman