Sunday, December 30, 2007

Coy is once again making us a little nervous. He is severely swollen due to the fact that he has not urinated over the last few days. His weight is up to 2 lbs 3 ounces but this is from all of the fluid on his little body. We need Coy to pee, Please pray for him to start going so he can rid his body of the excess fluid that has caused him to swell.
They have had to increase his ventilator settings today, please pray for the fluid to get off his lungs so he can breath easier. Please pray for the team of doctors and nurses that are treating Coy. Pray that they will devise the right gameplan for Coy.

Our Pastor had a very appropriate sermon today that discussed the difference between faith and fear and said that these are two tracks that we can take for our life. Whatever track you are on, it takes you further away from the other. We are doing our best to be on the faith track, trying to replace our fears with God's promises of healing and protection. We are not sure, but feel that God is testing our faith with each of these hurdles that Coy is having to overcome.

Thanks for your prayers. Please continue to pray for our little buddy.


sherrillfamily said...

Hey guys... you looked a little beat when I saw you tonight. I am praying for you and coy. I am asking for God's supernatural touch. Please know that we are standing and kneeling with you guys.

John and Kelly

Megan said...

Hi Ann Marie,
My name is Megan, I live in Washington State. A friend of mine sent me an email requesting prayers for Coy. Everyday I log on anxious to hear about how Coy is doing. There is not a time that goes by while reading about his journey that I don't cry for him and for you. My daughter was born at 36 weeks and in NICU for just one week, praise the Lord, I can't even compare my story to yours but as a mother my heart breaks for what you are going through. Since your family has come into my life I have heard of many stories of babies born very early that have survived and gone on to live healthy normal lives. I have very strong faith that Coy will also be a story to tell with a happy ending. I thank Coy for reminding me that God is in control and to trust in him always. It has been awhile now since I have completely turned something over to God 100% and just depended whole heartly on him for the outcome. My relationship with God has been strengthened thanks to Coy. I wish I knew the right things to say to you but what I do want you to know is that Coy is in the hearts of many people daily and we are praying for him and also praying for the specifics you are requesting. I have a note pad next to my bed so I remember exactly what Coy needs so I can ask God for it. You are not alone, there are so many people on this journey with you and Coy most importanlty God is with you. I admire the faith you have, you are an amazing person, I can see why God has trusted Coy with you. I truley admire Coy, he has such strength I could only imagine having. He is so beautiful, he makes me smile when I see his pictures. God Bless you, Chris and Coy. We are right here praying with you.


dpdude said...

Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you there is not a day that goes by that we do not pray for you and Coy. We are praying for healing for Coy and stength for you and Chris (and the rest of the family). We can see God using Coy to touch people's hearts in everyone that he comes in contact with. We will continue to stand and pray daily with you guys.

Ronnie and Rhesa

Lynne Piper said...

Dear Ann Marie and Chris:

I can relate so much to your questions and struggles. I know that God invites us to wrestle, plead, engage, vent to Him and with Him. My son was born with something called Total Colonic Hirschsprung's Disease. I prayed for my child to be healthy in every aspect I could think of. As I spent time in the NICU and for the years following in his sickness, I wondered why.

I was sustained through prayer during that time, but when things settled down, I sort of let go of God. I was exhausted and mad. I wondered, "Why is God answering prayers to give people parking spaces, or granting me 'peace', but not giving me the one thing I had to have which was a healthy baby?

The only thing I can tell you is that through my suffering and my son's suffering, I am a changed person. My sensitivity to children or parents going through pain in this way is and will forever be extremely heightened.

I pray that you and Chris will cling to God through whatever the coming days, weeks, months, years bring. I only punished myself when I let go of Him for that time. I still have unanswered questions today, but these things are mysteries we were not meant to fully understand on this side of eternity.

Thank you so very much for sharing yourself...your anxiety, your fears, and your praise of God in spite of the circumstances.

I enjoy reading The Message. Here is a verse for you today.

1 Peter 1:6-7 (The Message)
I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggravation in the meantime. Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine. When Jesus wraps this all up, it's your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory.


Lynne Piper

Anonymous said...

Anna Marie,
We are praying for your little one. Your post before this one broke my heart. You keep fighting, your God is right there with you, when you shed a tear, he feels it. My youngest daughter almost died when she was 3, and I was so scared. But what I had to hang on tightly to was that my God is good and He loves me. At the time I didn't know what was going to happen, but I knew no matter what God was there and He had his hand right in mine!
Keep praying, keep fighting and know that many people are praying for you and Coy!


puddin said...

Hi Ann Marie and Chris...I just read your comment about 'tests' and while I can't even imagine all that you are going through right now, it reminded me that I do believe that life on earth is a test. This life metaphor is seen in stories throughout the Bible. Words like trials, temptations, refining and testing occur more than 200 times in the Bible. When we understand that life is a test, we realize that NOTHING is insignificant in our lives. And ALL have eternal implications. But God will never allow the tests you face to be greater than the grace he gives you to handle them. The Bible says "God KEEPS his promise, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, he will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out."

Knowing this and believing it (and I know you do) still does not always ease the terrible pain you are enduring right now. We will continue to pray for the Lord to just lift you up and put His Loving arms around you and hold you close.

Peace and love,
Aunt Mary

Gen said...

I will without a doubt pray for little coy. I give you my warmish post christmas wish that you and your family will have a wonderful new year with Coy. My younger brother died in the hospital because his lungs were not devoloped all the way. He was a dwarf. this was back in the '80's but it is still very dear to my heart. You, Your family, and Coy will be in my prares.

God Bless,
Genna in Illinois

tasha said...

Ann Marie, i logged on to tell you how impressed i am with the word of Coy getting around... only to see people posting their states on your blog.
since you have posted my website, my webstats have shown about 30 states worth of people clicking the link. coy literally has prayers coming from all over the US> what a lucky little man.
praying for you guys.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Coy really is a mirical child. Hi! I'm Katie and live in kansas. My religious education teacher told me about little coy. Her name is Mrs. McGehee. I don't know if you know her but she told us to check out this website. As you can tell from my writing I'm
11. I can't tell you how cool that is. It is like God is watching down on tiny Coy. Coy is so cute in his pictures. I have heard alot of stories on babies being born early but yours is just a mirical.I promise I will check in with Coy. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is WOW. My name is Leah. I had 28wkr weighed 1lb 4oz all so. She did pretty well and is a happy health 2yr and 17 1/2 pounds. I'm just amazed by what I read! I haven't had time to read the whole thing do I'm at work and the tears are coming! Coy is truely a blessing sent from God! I will pray for your little boy! My God bless you!