Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wednesday, July 30

Thank you for not only enduring the many emails that we send out each week, but also for taking the time to encourage us in so many ways and ask how our little girl is doing so frequently. It is such an encouragement to know how many of you are not only praying for us but sharing our requests with your loved ones who then begin to pray for us even though they do not know us! What an amazing entity the body of Christ is. All glory to Him! Who would not want to be a part of such a loving community of believers?

Little Suzie is doing better respiratory wise. Her oxygen level has gone down close to normal, but this can go up and down regularly. Because her PDA was so small they were able to start feeding her a tiny bit of breast milk, which she has been able to tolerate so far. Our prayer is that she will continue to process the milk so that they can continue to increase the amount that they can give her. Our main concern for the time being has come back to the issues in her brain. While the bleeding in the brain tissue has not changed, they noticed that there is some slight swelling in the ventricles of her brain. They will continue to monitor her with weekly sonograms and if the swelling continues they will need to find some way to drain the fluid from the ventricles.

Please join us in asking our gracious Father to heal Suzie's brain if it would bring Him glory to do so and to continue to sustain us both in whatever path He leads us down. Pray for us to grow in trusting Him and desire His will above any other earthly desires we may have. We know that God loves Suzie infinitely more than we do, because she was "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Ps 139:14) by Him. We know that He loves us infinitely, because "He did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over" (Rom 8:32) to die for our sins.

Thank you for also praying for our friends Patrick and Holly Briscoe as their baby was delivered at 28 weeks as well. Their baby Addison is doing remarkably well! We rejoice with them that little Addison is stable and pray for her continued progress and that Patrick and Holly would trust in Him as they experience some of the ups and downs that we are currently seeing with our baby girl.

We attached another picture of little Suzie with her mask off and eyes open. Thank you again for your love and support!

In Christ,

Kyle and Steph

Psalm 31:24, "Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the LORD."

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