But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Seth update and Gracie's surgery

I just got off the phone with the doctor regarding little Seth and Grace.  Seth's PDA has gotten smaller since the last sonogram, so that's a praise-- but it also indicates that a PDA is not causing his lung challenges.  They are starting him on some oral medications that will prayerfully help his lungs.  The doctor said that these babies sometimes just need time and she's fine if he continues on in his current condition.  The bottom line is that he get his nutrition and grow new lung tissue.

Grace's PDA, on the other hand, is "moderate" and the cardiologist said, "she would benefit from a ligation."  A ligation is the surgery in which they put a metal clip on the artery (ductus arteriosis) between the pulmonary artery and aorta to close it off permanently.  Though this is a procedure that the surgeons do regularly, there are of course risks.  We are confident that this is the thing to do at this point for our daughters sake and pray specifically against infection as well as other possible problems.  The surgery will likely take place in the next day or so, possibly sooner.

We are so encouraged how our babies (and we) are being lifted up in prayer to our Lord and Savior every minute of the day.  Bless you all!

In His loving arms,

Gavin

9 comments:

  1. Dear Lord, you can heal these little ones outright, or work your miracles through the doctors, and we pray that your will is to heal them, period. Take hold of their precious little bodies and help them fight the lung disease and PDAs; bring them to the best health they can be in at this stage. Please keep all dear babies in your care, and be with Gavin, Carrie and Isaac, as well. Thank you for hearing and answering according to your will. NKL

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  2. We will pray tonight specifically for Seth's response to the oral medication, Grace's surgery and healing, Marcie's weight gain! So thankful for the progress...I am on the edge of my seat waiting for updates about you and your precious family!

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  3. Praying specifically for Seth and Grace tonight, and will pray for all the babies' continued growth and improvement. Also praying for big brother Isaac that he find peace with all the changes he is facing!

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  4. Thank-you God, for Wil, David, Marcie, Seth and Grace's 3rd week of life. We thank-you for your Mighty Work, Graces, Blessings,and Miracles you have done for these little ones and their Family, and all the Blessing you have given all the people who are Praying for them....God please hear the Prayers of this Father for his precious Little Ones..You God Know what every need is for each Baby, you know every need for Gavin, Carrie, and Isaac. We BELIEVE God, that you will continue to guide the Doctors, Nurses,and all who are working with the Babies, your Wisdom and Your Guidance, in caring for YOUR Little Ones...Father we ask to continue to hold every person in this Family in you Loving Arms and in you Peace and Grace...Thank-you Father.. Amen

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  5. Jesus, I need to trust You more than ever to be my God who provides beyond my limitations. (Philippians 4:19)

    Lord we thank you so much for the babies and how they are growing. We ask that you be with the doctors and guide them with wisdom on how to treat the precious babies. We also ask Lord that you be with Issac as he goes through all the changes with school, mom & dad and the babies and that he knows he is loved and that he is the BIG BROTHER and will need to her his little brothers and sisters with his love and how to do things. We ask that he not feel loss in all that is going on. Julie

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  6. Praying for yall. Been following your blog. We have twins. And spent eight weeks in the hospital with the one twin most of this cicu time. Currently am at the hospital while virgil has his third heart operation intensive care time is so draining all the uncertainty makes it feel like a roller coaster ride, but God's grace is so awesome and the power of prayers of so many such anabsolute strength. Praying that Gods strength may be with yall and your wonderful family,
    Sincerely, Denise

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  7. Praying for your sweet babies, the doctors and you.

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