Today was our second move within the NICU. It’s an upgrade because little Charlie is less critical and does not require the ammenities of our former room. We even have one-half of a nurse rather than 2 full-time.
We are thankful for your prayers, as we have seen God answer them. We have seen battle after battle being won. First, Charlie’s infection is now hardly a topic during the doctor’s rounds. Second, we have gone from 17 ‘med pumps’ to 5. Again, God is answering our prayers specifically!
Day One (The Med Pumps are the blue screen machines) They often make a charming sound like the electrolady at DIA that tells you that you are standing in the way of the doors to the train, or that you have dozed off and are a lazy parent.
So we would like to ask for a few more specific requests:
1. It is suspected Charlie has a blockage in his upper small intestine (Duodenal Atresia). We are praying this would heal or be non-existent before his stomach study scheduled for Sept. 28-29. This is a good theory based on the facts, yet a study is needed to determine. We believe God can heal this. This would eliminate a surgery and allow us to take him home soon. Otherwise, we will be here for more than 2 months, when they plan to reconnect his large & small intestine, and repair the Duodinal Atresia. We are certainly okay with this if needed.
2. Doctors hope to have Charlie strong before operating on his heart. They would like to wait until he is 4-6 months old. We are praying he will respond to the treatments and medications to help him ‘hold out’ until then, and that God would strengthen him.
3. Pray for our nurses and doctors. We have been very blessed with these dear souls. Pray that God would overwhelm them and draw them into relationship with Him.
4. Lastly, please pray for our home-life and marriage. This time requires some distance that we are certainly not use to. We have a vision for how these next weeks, months, and year may look. We need God’s grace, wisdom, and love as we relate with one another. I miss my wife and little Charlie every moment I’m not with them, yet I know I am needed in the house regularly and undistracted.
Thank you for praying for Charlie and his family. 2 Corinthians 12:9…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.