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

Monday, October 22, 2012

PRAISE! And PRAY, please!

Seth is OFF the oscillator, on conventional ventilator with moderate settings only, at only 35% oxygen, and is still being weaned down on his oxygen!!! He has had a very favorable response to the steroids, medically-speaking, and I know thousands of prayers have gone up to the Lord on his behalf. To God be the glory! We pray this healing continues and that his little lungs don't experience any kind of rebound when the steroids are weaned. The neonatologist said that some kids with really severe varieties of BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia) don't respond to the steroids at all, and that he was concerned Seth would be one of those. Now, he's even hopeful that Seth could come home without a tracheostomy. Yes, Lord, please! Thank You Your work in his body! And please protect Seth's little brain in the meantime. Thank you all for your prayers in that regard, too,.

Please also pray Marcie, Will and Gracie will all be able to come home without oxygen or any breathing support. What an amazing work of our Almighty God that would be; to have had quints born so early be so healthy upon discharge! Marcie still needs some oxygen when she's eating; Will is still on it all the time, at the lowest possible flow rate, and Gracie-kins is on quite a bit of cannula support yet.

I am loving having tiny, sweet baby boy David in our home. He's been good as gold. We know he'll "wake up" and likely become a more demanding kiddo, but this new baby in our house is a dream come true and many prayers answered. We are all nuts about him, as we are about his siblings! Isaac kept saying he loved him this morning. :)

Thank you for caring and praying, as well as for the gifts, acts of service, cards, and diapers (and yes, there are always more needed, ha, ha!)!

Love in Christ,
Carrie






12 comments:

  1. Wow, just WOW! Fantastic news post! So happy to hear Seth is reacting to the steroids so positively! And you are right, to God go all the glory! Sounds like David is getting snuggled into his new home and that big brother Issac is loving having him home too....thank you for updating, we know you are so busy....prayers will certainly continue and continue!

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  2. Thank you so much for taking precious time to update all of us. It is so thoughtful of you. I agree with the previous post, WOW and WOW God is so AMAZING!!! Yay Seth. I am SO happy to hear he is doing so well on the steroids. I can easily believe all the babies will eventually come home on no support at all, God can do all things. These are such little miracles, thanks so much for sharing the journey of your family. So happy Isaac and David are able to spend time together at home. Isaac is a fabulous big brother. Remember to take care of yourself, Gavin and Carrie.God Bless You

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  3. It's going to be such a wonderful story to share, Lord, when these babies all come home without breathing devices or trachs. All the glory to You for the blessings You have already given, and we thank You for the blessings to come according to Your Will. Seeing these little miracles thrive despite set backs and being able to bring them before You is a blessing for all of us and evidence of Your mercy and grace. Thank you, Father. Amen. NKL

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  4. That's fantastic! Praying especially for Seth's progress and protection of his brain, and praying also for each baby's specific needs. So glad David is doing well at home!

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  5. We continue to pray for each one of the precious babies and for strength for you, Carrie and Gavin, and for Isaac as well. God is sooooo faithful. We are so glad one is home. We pray for continued progress for each of them! (Joelyn (Stolte) Grant)

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  6. That's right Seth " Little Fighter" Keep fighting, God is with you and so are the Prayers and hearts of thousands of People around the World!!!!!! And Heavenly Father Protect His Brain and the others from all harm...And Please continue to hold and heal the lungs of Will, Seth, Marcie and Gracie,, so all may come home in Your time and be Healthy.....
    My All The Glory Be Yours Lord, that David is home with,, the love of all his Family May all enjoy the Miracle you have Created....And just as important Lord , we ask for your Love, strength, and all that Gavin and especially Carrie needs to care for the Babies in three different places, and pumping and nursing her little ones,,, Prayers AND Praise from Dayton Ohio..

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  7. I am so happy and quite a bit impressed -about the Lords work- that David could move home. Wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing all these fantastic pictures from the baby shower and from arriving home. I am really touched by your journey and by Gods goodness and faith through your miracles. Praise the Lord!
    Continuing praying for Seth and his siblings and parents.
    Gabriella

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  8. Oh, such happy news - a wonderful way to start my day. Of course, I will keep praying throughout the day. Enjoy that baby smell at home - how I miss that!

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  9. What great news! So happy for all of you. God indeed has blessed you!!!

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  10. wonderful news. I am praying. Put it on the class prayer sheet. Judith

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  11. YAY!! Praise God - the ultimate Healer and Protector!!! Continuing to pray for these babies, that they would all be released without the need of any external oxygen or devices. We serve a Mighty God and praise His Name for the work He is doing in your family. Sending love and continued prayers from the Amazon Jungle in Peru.

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  12. Rick & ChristinaOctober 24, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    We live in California, and have been following your blog for sme time now. we have been praying for and your family, and will continue. God bless you all.

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