Sunday, April 5, 2009

His labs have come up a little wacky from all the drugs they're pumping into him, so at this point they are trying to balance his little body back out. They are upping his feedings of breastmilk quite a bit to try to get some stuff out of his system, and so far so good. They are still trying to dry that lung out and they will do an xray tomorrow before they try to extabate. We had a little scare earlier today when the EKG showed a narrowing in the aorta, but it turns out the surgeon said it's just from his sutures. wheww. But it's in those moments that I realize how easy it is to place my hope in the information, in the hope that things are gonna turn out a certain way. Daily, there are numerous times in which I am tempted to despair. Times when I realize God has not promised a certain end to this. Today was such a  beautiful day, and all I wanted to do was be able to be strolling my son around with 2 blond haired little boys running behind. I miss my sons, all of them, but in different ways. It was an emotionally draining day, but it ended well. My husband took me on a date. Thank God for his love and friendship in this. We have both said so many times,"I would not want to go through this with any one else but you." We are both aware of the challenges this brings to our marriage, but I am soooo grateful for that man and his friendship and ministry to me. 
So the plan is to extabate tomorrow, so please be praying. Probably some time between 11a and 2p. Pray,pray,pray. 


Anonymous said...

Praying for tomorrow and God's hands to be on little Shepherd as he tries to breathe on his own again. Also for peace for you guys...I know it's so hard to sit and wait and watch and trust, but your faith is such an amazing testimony to those around you, and encouragement even to me. I am so thankful for such a wonderful Savior who is taking care of you guys.

Anonymous said...

I will be praying tomorrow! (and tonight)

I love you,


Anonymous said...

Hey Noah and Stephanie,
We think of you often and are certainly praying for you and little Shepherd. Thank you for keeping us updated so we can better know how to pray.

The Vahala's

Kathy said...

My family and I are praying diligently for that sweet baby, and for you guys too.

Our oldest was in the NICU at birth for weeks, I remember how stressful that time was and how gentle God was through it.

Praying my friend.
Psalm 34

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

I'm a friend of Heather's- I'll be praying for you! We have a daughter with special needs and I remember that first month at Duke, I was missing my (then) 18 month old so much but wanting to stay with my new little one. God is gracious and gives what you need (including a supportive hubbie) to get through it!

Anonymous said...

I hope everything turns out well - let us know if we can do anything for your family -
Jamie Joyner Doyle