Sunday, March 12, 2006

Day 12 of the journey

It is Sunday night and we are about ready to hit the hay! Connor has had a good day as he was able to get off the c-pap machine for the time being. All of his stats looked good today and was able to be on normal oxygen instead of the pressurized air most of today. He was alert and wide awake for about 2 hours this afternoon when he was able to get a little bath. He smells so great right a baby instead of a hospital. How we wish we were bathing at home in his little tub spa he got from Grandpa and Grandma before he was born. After his bath he got to snuggle with mama and daddy for a couple of hours. What sweet affection we feel for our son when we hold him in our arms and close to our hearts. The love and dedication are always there for your little one, but there is certainly something special that happens when we hold him in a tight embrace.

This morning at the hospital Randy went to the chaple and picked up a copy of a special prayer for kids. We wanted to pass it on to all of you so you could use it as a guide when you pray for Connor.

Prayer for a sick child:
"Lord Jesus, You said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them. For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these." It is so hard to watch a child suffer, Lord. Help me to pray in a powerful way to reach this child with your healing grace. Bless my hands, Lord, that I may touch in your name and lay them on this child in the ministry of healing. Let me be an instrument of your peace. Let your presence flow through me. Let my hands be your hands. Let my words be your words so that this child may be healed in the name of Jesus Christ. I give you this concern, Lord, fully and with no reservations. I hand him over with complete and utter faith that you are with us at this very moment. I believe Lord, help my unbelief. Amen"

Today was a good day on our journey and we pray for a good night of sleep for our little bug!! Thanks for the visit today with Ted, Teresa, Chloe, Emma & Jake. The poster is great. We can hardly wait to put it up in Connor's room once he has a room outside of the ICU. We also enjoyed a couple hours away from the hospital with Larry and Maureen. They have been taking care of our dog "Abbey" so it was nice for us (especially Randy) to see her and play. Thanks Larry and Maureen for the use of your freezer space!!!! We had a bit of a breast milk situation here at the hospital where I needed more storage space, so thanks for clearing a spot for us to store the good stuff!!!

Tomorrow we should find out more info about a surgery date for Connor. We will try to post pictures tomorrow and update more clearly what we find out from the docs.

Good night for now and thanks for all your prayers,
Randy, Lori and Baby Connor


Mike & Pam Newman said...

Dear Randy & Lori;
Thank you for setting up this blog so that we can keep track of Connor's progress! We have been blessed with seeing how the Lord has responded to prayers for Brent Emery and will be praying, along with many friends, for Connor's comfort and healing. We will also remember you as well for the Lord's peace, faith and rest during this stressful time. God is great and his love abounds!! Mike and Pam Newman

Anonymous said...

Hi Randy, Lori, and Connor!
This blog is a wonderful idea! We are thankful for Connor's progress. Welcome home, Randy! Please know that there are many, many people holding you up in prayer. We hope to be able to visit you again this week, soon.

Pastor Don Howard

Randy & Sue said...

Randy & Lori,
What a wonderful tool to get the word out on your precious son. We are continually praying for you three! For God's strength and daily miracles. We Love You!
Randy & Sue Christianson & family

Anonymous said...

Dear Lori & Randy,
Getting your daily updates mean so much to all of us. Know that you are in our prayers, and are so happy your little guy has such loving and devoted parents. We know that your moment by moment journey is hard with it's ups and downs, but how precious each sweet smelling little one is. We are there with you in our hearts!
We love you!!!!!
Chris Corey & Aunt Milan