Friday, October 7, 2011

Desperation

I am suddenly the mother of a child in the hospital being treated for congestive heart failure. I have no idea how this happened. I don't even really know who I am right now. But I'm writing because we need your prayers and I know there are a lot of you out there who will take a minute to say a blessing for my sweet little boy.

We realized last week that the virus Davis tested positive for was attacking his heart. We spent some time in ICU being treated, were released to a less critial unit of the hospital, ended up back in ICU and are now back in what is called the cardiac stepdown unit. And we'll here indefinitely.

My perfect little boy is on a medicine to help his sick little heart pump and on Friday they'll be taking him off the medicine to see if his heart can sustain function on its own. The first time we tried this it did not go well. This time it really has to. Because our only alternative is a heart transplant.

My angel has spent the first three weeks of his life in this hospital. He doesn't know what his room looks like or the sound of his big sissy's voice. He has no idea what it's like to live free of wires and IVs. And I have to think all of these things are coming to him, but we need your prayers.

Please pray that his little heart has had enough time to heal, and that when we turn that medicine off, he continues to function just fine. I know God can work miracles- I am reminded of that every time I look at his handsome face- but I need to call in a seriously big favor here. And I'd love your help.

Thank you in advance. And while you're at it please also pray for peace and comfort for the other families and children here. There are a lot of people waiting on their own little miracle under this roof.

7 comments:

Kristin said...

I love you.

Jessi said...

I cannot imagine what you are going through. one week in NICU for pneumonia was hard enough. A warm hug to you and prayers for baby Davis.

*claire* said...

been thinking about you ever since i read this post. sending prayers your way.

HT said...

Thinking and praying for your family. Stay strong,

Melissa said...

Praying for you! Please let us know how things are going!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family. God performs miracles daily

Kristin said...

Hope Davis is healing quickly.

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