Friday, April 2, 2010

Prayers & Quotes for April 2, 2010

Prayers & Quotes for April 2, 2010

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Please keep the following in your thoughts and prayers:

Newborn cherub Mekhaai R. arrived 3/17 and is doing wonderful! He has had his CDH repair and his feeds are going great. Discussion of going home for Easter is a big possibility. He is on oxygen and an NG tube, but is taking his feeds almost completely by mouth.

Newborn cherub Joshua C. arrived 3/26, 10 weeks early. He is fighting for his life and has amazed doctors with his strength. Joshua has an array of medical difficulties and surgeries in front of him. Please pray he continues to get stronger to face his first surgery.

Newborn cherub Kinley J., second CDH child born into this family, arrived 4/1. She is stable and surgery may be as early as Monday.

Newborn cherub Kellan V. is only on oxygen and getting closer to going home!

Cherub Isabel H. is struggling with severe reflux. Pray that doctors and her family find the right direction to help Isabel with her reflux.

Cherub Owain P. has reherniated for a 3rd time and had his surgery on 3/30. Please pray for his healing and strength as he recovers.

Newborn cherub Micah P. is very sick and is back on the vent. His heart is very sick.

Cherub Chandler S., is having fainting spells and fractures on his endplates of his vertebrae T6, T7, and T8.

Cherub Sofia C. was admitted to the hospital for breathing difficulties and is really sick.

Cherub Holly M. is having a fundo and gtube surgery on 4/15. She has a cold and hoping she is well enough to have the surgery soon.

Newborn cherub Mallory G. is still in the hospital, but doing great! She is now off of the vent.

Cherub Julia G., who is a 14 year old survivor of CDH, was admitted today to the hospital, due to complications from her past CDH surgeries.

To all our families and friends that are fighting against the flu, colds, sickness…may you feel better soon and have no complications.

Cherubs on Their Way:

Cherub "baby boy" K., due 4/16, will be induced 4/9

Cherub Julia H., due 4/22.

Cherub Ian H., due 4/26

Cherub A. due 4/2, (baby's sex is unknown)

Cherub Noah A., due 5/30

Cherub "baby girl" A. due 5/20

Cherub Elijah V. due 7/12

Cherub Owen T., due 6/6

Cherub Adalyn T., due 7/31

All families expecting a baby with CDH, may you have continued hope and strength for the journey that lies ahead.

Newly Grieving Families:

Newborn cherub Austin "AJ" M. was born on 3/24 and grew his wings on 3/26. Please pray for peace and understanding for this family.

Newborn cherub Joshua E. was born 3/30 at 29 weeks. He went to heaven on 3/31. Please keep this family in your prayers.

Newborn cherub Jayden G. arrived 2/19 and grew his wings on 3/14. Please keep his mom Alicia G. and family in your prayers and thoughts. Alicia has been struggling with blood clots and finding the right blood thinner medications to keep her levels normal, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Tanya & Ruben A. lost their precious cherub Ruben Luis A. on 2/17. Ruben's father passed away suddenly 3/21 from a blood clot and suffered 2 cardiac arrest within minutes. There was nothing the doctors could do. Please pray for comfort and strength for this family.

To all families affected by CDH and the loss of your precious child, may you find peace and comfort and know you are never alone, for so many people care about you.

Today’s Quotes:

"The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice." -Henry Knox Sherrill

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life." -S.D. Gordon

"If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. You can nail it to a cross, wrap it in winding sheets and shut it up in a tomb, but it will rise!" - Clarence W. Hall

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." -Marcel Proust

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