Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Jesus!

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

Thanks be to God for sending us our saviour Jesus Christ! Happy Birthday Jesus!

Christmas has been wonderful for Chris & I; we were able to spend time with both of our families and were blessed enough to have another day with our beautiful baby boy. We are also just in love with our nephew, Ryder, & were able to see him for the past two days. He could really be a baby model--Jenny & Tim had some pictures made of him that are just amazing!! And his very high pitched squeal makes me laugh every time! I can already see Coy and his cousin next year at Christmas; Wow, that will be a handful! And a welcomed one at that!

Today Coy had a "boring" day, which in the NICU world is a good thing. He did begin to urinate last night after his dopamine dosage was increased; still not enough urine to make the doctors happy, but it was a start. He received another blood transfusion today; usually after he gets blood, his urine output increases---please pray this tonight for Coy! That his urine output would regulate and remain stable...

His past two blood cultures have had no growth--one at 72hours, the other at 48 hrs and so far, a third culture has been negative at 24 hrs out...so they will no longer have to draw a blood culture every morning...Coy will most likely remain on the Vancomycin (at a decreased dose though---thank goodness!) through the end of the week. Please pray for God to keep Coy infection free for the rest of his stay in the NICU; please pray the doctors and nurses and respiratory therapists use extra caution when handling our baby boy! (and all babies in the NICU)

The doctors are also telling us that "most likely" Coy's PDA had opened--he is showing symptoms they look for with a patent ductus--widening pulse pressures, fluid on the lungs, frequent desaturations--please pray that God has closed his PDA for good! Pray that these symptoms will reside and the doctors will be amazed (again!) that his ductus is closed!

I have prayed all day for God to take the fear out of Chris and I, our families and friends; the NICU reminds me of a casino--constant dinging, alarms, IV pumps beeping, etc; as an old NICU nurse, I am constantly looking at Coy's monitor to assess his vitals---I need God to take this fear/ worry out of me; I know God is in control; I have trusted in him to heal my child; I am claiming that he is healing Coy, this brings comfort into my heart and soul, and takes away the fear of the unknown..."I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears." Psalm 34:4

Please pray for a friend's mother tonight; she was rushed to the hospital today with a very weak pulse and had to be intubated, we have since heard she is stable but sedated...she has been a inspiration to us during this difficult time--she battled cancer many years ago and was cured of the disease using the Lord as her strength...pray for her healing; pray for the strength and comfort of her family at this time...


Ann Glowacki said...

Merry Christmas Ann Marie, Chris and Coy!

We hope and pray that God gives you the greatest Christmas present ever...that Coy continues to heal and grow! We are thinking about you!

Take care,

Ann, Shawn and Jaxson

sherrillfamily said...

praying for you guys tonight, Chris and Anne Marie.
I am also praying for Coy.
I am asking the Lord for some specific things for you guys, and trusting that He is answering.

I hope you guys had a great Christmas and look forward to many more to come.


John and Kelly Sherrill

CherylStJ said...

Agreeing with your specific prayers for Coy.

gramscook said...

Ann Marie and Chris you have brought the light of our lives into the world for us. We believe Coy is one special baby and always will be. He has been chosen for a purpose for all of us. WE love you all and are here for you. Grams.

Anonymous said...

Hi There Chris and Ann Marie,

I am friends with your aunt Carol, and she passed on your blog to our small group. I just wanted you to know that I am also praying for Coy to grow strong and healthy, and I am really touched by your hope and trust in God. Coy is blessed to have such loving parents!
Sincerely & With prayers,

Kathy Ritz

Jenny said...

Ryder loves his Aunt Ree and Uncle Chris very much, and can't wait to play with his cousin Coy!!