Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Prayers & Quotes for October 28, 2009

If you have a prayer request for a cherub or family member of a cherub, you can send it to In addition, if you have a quote that you would like to share, please feel free to send it to too. I know there are a lot of babies, children, and families in need of prayers that I have forgotten or not aware of, so please send in a prayer request for them.

Please keep the following in your thoughts and prayers:

Cherub Anna L. who is recovering from back surgery (scoliosis)
Cherub Jaime T. was is recovering from a major reherniation repair surgery
Newborn cherub Andrew H. is having trouble coming off of ECMO, another trial-off is set for today
Newborn cherub Chase K. is on ECMO for a second time
Sarah D. mom to angel cherub Jeremiah is expecting a baby boy
Cherub Sienna S. has been sick and not eating very well
Newborn cherub Carter A. is working on battling his staph infection and oxygen weaning
Newborn cherub Mia M.’s heart is having complications, back on high flow cannulas, and dealing with acid reflux
Cherub Kyle A. is sick with pneumonia in his left lung
Cherub Dylan J. has reherniated and surgery is set for 12/2
Cherub Alexander H. is off the vent during the day, hoping oxygen levels stay up and his heart rate down
Cherub Justin S., PDA has reopened, still on a vent, and has bad pulmonary hypertension
Newborn cherub Zoe L. and her twin sister Sadie L. – Zoe (CDH) is on CPAP now and Sadie has officially reached the 3lb. mark
Cherubs Isabel H. and mom Elizabeth who are recovering from H1N1
Cherub Connor who is recovering from H1N1
Cherub Tyler who is recovering from H1N1
Cherub Ian M. and his brothers are sick and Ian also needs tooth fairy wishes sent his way to help ease his toothaches
Newborn Cherub Emery who is still in the hospital
Cherub Camden J. who is weaning on vent during the day and reherniation surgery is set for October 30th
Angel cherub McKenna H.’s family is sick with the flu
Cherub Braden H.’s grandmother is returning to work after having heart complications
Angel cherub Leigh H.’s family is dealing with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis

Cherubs On Their Way:

Cherub Kalliope R., mom is on bed rest and Kalliope could arrive at anytime
Cherub baby boy “Sunshine” B. and family, induction date of 11/11
Cherub Lewis M. and family, mom Ingrid has moved closer to hospital to await the arrival of Lewis
Cherub Averi G. and family, that Averi’s heart is okay and mom’s fluid levels come down
Cherub Jaden M., due at the beginning of the new year
Cherub Cora P. is set to arrive this Thursday
All families expecting a baby with CDH, may you have continued hope and strength for the journey that lies ahead.

Grieving Families:

Newborn cherub Zoe F. and family, very recently grew her wings
Cherub Ireland B. and mom Chanda – may she feel Ireland’s spirit surround her has she embarks on creating Ireland’s “bling” for NICUs
Cherub Vincent S. and family
Cherub M.J. S. and family
Cherub Rafael E. and family
Cherub Floyd D. and family
Cherub Peter N. and family
To all families affected by CDH and the loss of their precious child, may continued peace and comfort surround them

Today’s Quotes:

“A Journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tsu

“Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” – Ralph Blum

“Someone remembers, someone cares; your name is whispered in someone’s prayers.” – Author Unknown

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a different task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” - Helen Keller


Anonymous said...

thanku :)

Hopie said...

Dawn, you have no idea what it means to me when I see the care you have for not just MY Cherub, but all Cherubs. It makes me feel like I'm not going through my struggles alone. THANK YOU. I know you are being blessed by doing this work. We pray for you and YOUR family on a regular basis. I know this isn't easy for you, but you ARE making a difference in all of our lives. THANK YOU!!!!!