Friday, March 13, 2009


Isaiah is 3 weeks old today, and is getting cuter minute by minute. We are thankful for every day we have with him. Tonight I was able to help give him a bath. It was alot of fun, and I am very thankful for these moments.

Another day has come and gone, and we don't have a discharge date yet. We were initially told we could possibly go home this Sat., but the surgical team changed their minds once again. They feel that Isaiah is not putting on weight as he should. Mostly, this is due to some mismanagement on their behalf. Isaiah is still at his birth weight 3 weeks later. We had a family meeting today with the surgical team (which we called together) to make sure everyone is on the same page (which for 3 days no one knew what the other was doing---very frustrating!). We now have a plan. Isaiah needs to gain 25-30 grams daily for the next 2-3 days and tolerate his feeds, and then we can go home. Please pray that he gets the hang of breast feeding, tolerates his bottle feeds in between, and gains the 25-30 grams daily. We really want to go home before he actually catches some illness that would keep him in the hospital longer. Also, pray for Chris as he starts back to work on Mon. Josiah will be staying with my brother Dave and sister-in-law Lori until we get home. I will continue to stay at the Ronald McDonald house until we are discharged from the hospital. We look forward to being together as a family in our own home.

Thank you again for all your many prayers, letters of encouragement, and gifts that help keep us going. A special thank you to the Plumstead Christian School kids who sent us all the wonderful cards, words of encouragement, and amazing verses. There were many verses that lifted our spirits, but there was one especially that stood out to me, and I want to share it with all of you---
James 1:12, "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has withstood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him." Pray that we continue to persevere with the right heart attitude!

P.S. There are a few more children to add to the miracle list: Briannon, Mallory, Benjamin, and Daniel. I know they will appreciate your interceding for them.


  1. It's exciting to hear the progress that Isaiah is making. We're praying that his progress continues & that you are soon able to be home as a family.
    John & Krista Morgan

  2. Your family do not know us. But, we have been praying for Isaiah (since we heard about it, through Doug) while we pray for our "small fry" (our baby that is 18 weeks on my tummy).
    Our baby has almost not amniotic fluid and doctors can not see clear his lower part. And like you guys, they always make sure to tell us the worse. We keep praying, and are very much encourage by your testimony.
    We are so glad to be part of God's family.