Friday, March 7, 2008

going HOME (soon)!

"Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised." Hebrews 10:35-36

Okay so, yes, it's true; the plan is to take him home "before next weekend." Can you believe it?
Needless to say, he had a AWESOME day and took all 8 bottles, weaned his oxygen and is doing everything they are expecting him to do.....
The discharge checklist has begun. They attempted to do his Hearing Screen today but he wouldn't fall asleep like they need him to be, so they will try again tomorrow. He will also have a developmental exam on Monday. He will go home on a "whisper" of oxygen (1/10 L) so they have ordered the oxygen tanks and Apnea monitor for us. They are starting to schedule ALL the appointments we will have to make it to within the next few weeks.

Please pray that Coy continues to thrive and take all his bottles w/out desats or bradys; pray that his Brain MRI is normal; pray for us as we prepare for our little man to be home; pray that we are able to take him home next week. Please pray that we are able to bring him home next week.

God told me last week that Coy would be going home soon. My heart is at peace and full of joy. There are many things that could happen between now and next weekend that would prevent our discharge, but I am not going to stand in fear of those things. God has promised me and I trust in Him.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH MY! That is such incredibly awesome news! Prayers continue as you watch God work! Way to go, Coy! You are an amazing little guy with parents who are unbelievable! Plus, you are a miracle! Keep up the good work and go home real soon! :-)

Anonymous said...

That is the great news we have all been waiting to hear. God is there for those who wait. Your patience and wisdom are beyond your years. Your faith has been unwavering. I continue to bask in your young wisdom. Please continue to help others through your words. Thank god for Coy and his parents!

Melissa said...

I truly believe that this is God's plan for Coy to go to his home with his family. Coy has touched so many people and will continue to do that with the rest of his precious life. I am so happy that God has promised you this comfort and peace. Your time at the hospital will continue to strengthen you each day as you spend your life with your new son. The time is just right. Praise the Lord for He is so great!

Love Always,
Melissa Williams

Reyne said...

That is such awesome news! I am so happy for you, Chris and of course, baby Coy! He is such a little miracle and he has defied the odds with every day of his young life. This is the news you and Chris have dreamed of since he was born - to be going home. And, to be going home before his actual due date is nothing short of miraculous! You both have been so strong through all the ups and downs in the NICU and you have been an inspiration to so many people. Coy's story (and your story of faith and trust in God)has reached so many who needed to hear it - including me. To see how God has worked through you to touch so many other lives is truly inspirational! I will continue to pray that all goes well this week and that your dream will come true this weekend (or before!) May God continue to bless your family.
Love,
Reyne

Todd Kolkhorst said...

first off, Happy birthday CHRIS!!! what great news to receive on your birthday!, i seriously almost busted into tears when i heard that he is getting ready to go home! What a better present to receive. If God can save the life of a 23 week preemie, how little are the little bickers and quarrells that seem to "plague" our annoying normal and vague lives. When God shows us his power, there is little than we can do other than be still and soak it all in. So, right now, in this moment I am still and soaking in all that God has done for my brother in Christ, Coy, and comparing his struggles as not even an infant, to the ones that I think are plaguing me so much. I said this before... This is GOD's Victory, but we all are sharing in the celebration. Praise be to GOD, the everlasting.

Esperanza said...

I can not wait... We are all so happy for you... I know you are in peace now... God loves your family because you had faith... faith that kept you strong throughout everything...and yes...your reward is wating... just wait... I told you, soon you will be with the stroler aroung the neighborhood...
We are all waiting for you guys...
We love you Coy...
Esperanza Orlando & Liam Penaloza

Anonymous said...

"Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness" Psalm 150:1-2

PRAISE to the LORD, the ALMIGHTY. the KING of Creation!!!!!!!!
http//www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/p/t/pttla.htm

Robyn said...

Praise the Lord!! What exciting news. My kids cheered when I told them Coy was going to go home. Please keep posting for us "Coy Junkies".
We still pray for him daily.

Anonymous said...

How exciting for you!!! We will continue to pray that you have your little champ at home next weekend!!!

Kirk and Lori Baldridge

Terra said...

Congratulations!! What wonderful news. We are all so happy for your family.

Ann Glowacki said...

What wonderful news!!! It brought me to tears to hear it... (happy ones!) I am so thankful that Coy has done so well, what a little miracle! I know he will do so well at home with his mommy and daddy, and snug in his own bed. I'll look forward to the day that Jaxson and Coy can meet! Congrats on your fantastic news!

Love,
Ann

The Silva's said...

Praise the Lord, we are all so excited for you and your family!!! Our prayers will continue that you and that little man of your will be home safely soon!!!

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome... I will keep checking in for updates and of course continue to pray for him.
Love,
Shari Cagle

Jenny said...

I can't believe it! Thank you Jesus for all you did and will do!

I'm so excited for you all!


Jen

~j~ said...

Continue to stand on the promise God has given you...and know that there are so many agreeing with you for the same thing.
praying,
julia

Renee Miller said...

Praise God. This is such amazing news. Thank you Jesus!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so thrilled and thankful for the good news that Coy is going home this week. I check your blog numerous times daily (some days I was almost afraid to look) and have been reminded how great God is. Coy is a special child that is such a fighter. You, his parents, have reacted beyond belief and have been an inspiration to us all. I, as many, have come to feel that I know you personally and have shed many tears and enjoyed many smiles during this long journey of yours. I have forwarded your blog to many friends so they could join us in prayer for your precious little man. CONGRATULATIONS to you, the doctors, nurses, all care givers, and to COY for a job well done. Carolyn

Nana in Nashville said...

Great news Praise God!!My little grandchildren from Kentucky visited this weekend and they all pray for tiny Coy.We all feel like we know you guys !my daughter said after lunch to-day have you checked Coy's blog to-day..so we sat down together and just marveled at the fact that Coy is going to go home very soon..then we went back to the earlier posts and saw how teeny tiny he was!!God has truly worked a miracle.We dont know you but we are sisters and brothers in Christ..thank God for the Body of Christ and all the believers all over the world praying for little Coy!!We are rejoicing this weekend with our own miracle Joseph we got great results from the M.R.I. the tumor had shrunk so small they could not measure it..another miracle to thank God for.Jeremiah 33:3 says "Call to Me,and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things,which you do not know"..We all will be praying for all your prayer requests.

Megan said...

I can't help but cry in happiness when I read this email. I am so thankful for all Gods blessings that has gotten Coy to this point. Coy will always be in our prayers every day and night. I am so excited for you all. Your little man will be in his nursery you prepared for him. I really hope you continue the blog so we can keep up on how he is doing. To be honest with you I would go crazy not knowing how he is. Thank you for taking us along on this journey, I am looking forward to traveling along side you all on the next one at hoome. God Bless you all!
Megan

Anonymous said...

We have been following Coy and praying for him and you every step of the way. We added him to our prayer list at church, so the whole church has been sending up prayers! We are thrilled at how well he is doing!