Friday, September 9, 2011


"Well good news of the evening is that Adelaide is again stable.  The physician is hesitant to say that she is out of the woods, but is at least satisfied with the progress we've made.  The bleed in her lungs has apparently been stopped so the interventions performed this AM by the physicians and nurses had the desired effects, the problems have been the acidity in her blood and her inability to expel CO2 from her blood stream.  Fortunately, through your prayers and some fighting on her part her lung function slowly improved."

That is what I began writing at around 5:00 tonight, I had to take a break because we got several visitors all at once.  The support both in person and through prayer has been unbelievable and I can't thank you enough.  Unfortunately, its now 07:38 and we've had yet another set back, apparently Adelaide is out of the frying pan and into the fire.  Her most recent blood test came back and her hemoglobin had dropped significantly.  The problem with that is that they're not sure where the blood is going, and considering her first head US showed a grade 1 bleed the physician is afraid that that has progressed to a larger bleed.  A stage II is okay and stage III is serious can still have a full recovery.  A stage IV is still survivable but the likelihood of coming out of that without any long term deficits is virtually non-existent.  We're in for a rough night and potentially will face some difficult decisions over the next few hours.

I've been on my knees begging God to take whatever he needs from me to repair them, but unfortunately it just doesn't seem to work like that.  All we've got is your prayers, I know that so many have you have given everything you can possibly give, but now I'm asking for more.  I don't know what's going to happen, I don't know what the plan is, and I don't know what we're going to be faced with, but I know I'm grateful for all of you and everything you've done.  I pray that Adelaide wakes up healthy tomorrow, I'm begging for that I just don't know if that's possible.  Please help me pray for both of them, Adelaide is the most immediate concern but they're both still in a fragile state.

I love you all and thank you for all that you have done!


  1. Marci sent me your way and you are in our prayers! I also uploaded a blog post asking people for prayers.