Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sweet Precious Jackson is doing so GOOD!!!

Upon arriving at Children's they discovered that one of Jackson's tubes that was in his belly button had attached to the wall of his liver. This plugged off Jackson's liver and it filled with the lipids they were giving him for nutrition and they overflowed into his abdomen. This is what caused his belly to bloat up and get so big so fast and also why he had so much bile in his stomach. Since arriving at Children's on Thursday his belly has already gone down and they immediately ruled out 2 life threatening diseases. God is so good and prayers are being answered everyday. This morning they removed the oxygen out of Jackson's nose!!! His lungs look good and the pneumonia has healed! For the first time since he was born they got to put a real outfit on Jackson. They want him to be on the antibiotics they are giving him for 10 consecutive days, so he still has at least a week left at Children's but he has already made so much progress.

Psalm 4:3 Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him.

Praise God he heard our calls upon him. Jackson is looking better, acting better, and feeling better. There is actual talk now of him getting to come home. Thank you for your continued prayers. The picture above was taken this morning. You can see in all their faces love, happiness, relief, and joy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Update on Baby Jackson

I am asking you to please keep the prayers coming. Baby Jackson was sent by helicopter today to Children's Hospital in Little Rock. They found pneumonia in his lungs and his stomach was very big and bloated this morning. The doctors at Mercy still could find any answers, so after discovering that he has developed a hernia in his tummy they have decided it is time for him to be sent to Little Rock. Christina and Scott had to drive there of course with Christina's mom following them. They have made arrangment to stay in a hotel until they know how long they will be there. They are both at peace with the move there and feel like Jackson will definetly get the care he needs. They are nervous but have faith in the Lord and all the doctors and nurses that are already caring for him. At this time they are thinking that there is something going on in his belly or digestion, but they are not sure. Tomorrow will be a day of tests and lots of waiting. Once again thank you so much for your continued prayers. I will try to update tomorrow.

Baby Jackson in his tanning bed and his oxygen tent.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Baby Jackson

Baby Jackson has been on a roller coaster ride since my last post, but as of tonight his oxygen levels are good and he is now out of the oxygen tent. He is so precious and his mommy and daddy are so proud. Jackson is still being fed by a tube and is under a "tanning light". He will be in NICU the rest of the week, but we are all hoping and praying that by next week maybe they could begin thinking about maybe going home. Yesterday they found a leak in his lower right lung, so he spent 24 hours in an oxygen tent. Praise God, they think that the leak has healed on its own. God is so good! The hardest part for Christina has been not being able to hold her newborn baby and feeling like he needs her and she can't be there to comfort him. This morning she got to hold him for 20 minutes and he smiled and opened his eyes. I know Christina's heart was filled with so much love and hapiness. I am posting a picture of mommy with her brand new sweet precious baby!

Another blog that I read faithfully also had her baby the same day that Jackson was born. Their little girl's name is Harper and she immediately had trouble breathing after she was born. She was air vac'd to Tulsa and is in intensive care. Please lift little Harper up in prayer she has a long road ahead, you can see by their blog that her parents have a very strong faith and fully believe in the strength of God and power of prayer. Please pray for both these precious babies. Both their parents have long awaited their arrival after having infertility and/or miscarriages.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Please pray

A really good friend and coworker of mine, Christina Brown had her baby yesterday at 3:52. Jackson Parker and he weighed in at 7lbs 9 oz. They had to induce labor a few weeks early because of preeclampsia and Christina struggling with high blood pressure. Jackson's lungs were not quite developed, so they he is on CPAP, catheder, and taking steroid shots. Scott and Christina have waited for this baby after having a miscarriage a year and a half ago. They really haven't gotten to hold Jackson since his delivery. Jackson's outlook looks good, but this is a very scarey time for mommy and daddy. Please lift them up in prayer and lift sweet Baby Jackson up in prayer. Thanks!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas Time!

Christmas Time!

The only thing that is more than Christmas with one little boy is Christmas with 2!!!! Last year Carter really didn't have any idea what was going on or what we were doing, but this year he DID! I don't know who had more fun him or Ian. We have celebrated Christmas 5 different times! We celebrated with my mom's side of the family the weekend before Christmas, Dad and Jannie on Christmas Eve, our house on Christmas day, Jeremy's mom house the weekend after Christmas, and we are having Christmas with mom today on New Years day! The boys are so excited because they have yet another round of toys to open today! Lucky me that means more boxes, more batteries, and more wrapping paper to pick up! We have been so blessed this holiday season and we have enjoyed seeing all our family and friends. I am putting a few pics of the highlights of our Christmas. You will see that Santa was VERY good to the boys this year and I think they both got everything they asked and then some! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!!!! and a Happy New Year!!!!