Sunday, August 20, 2006


I'm sorry this will be a quick post, but I wanted to get the information out to you so you could pray. Last night at 8pm Little Bug had a rapid downward spiral. 911 was called and within minutes there were firetrucks, medic's and ambulances in our neighborhood. Connor could hardly breathe and he wasn't getting enough oxygen even though he was getting it straight in his nose and mouth. His naked little body was so so grey and pale it was hard to even look at him. He had the look of panic and intense fear in his little eyes and there was nothing I could do to console him. We strapped him naked into his carseat and then onto an adult sized gerny (sp?) and then into the ambulance. From right outside of our house we took another lights and sirens ride to Children's Hospital. By the time we got to the ER Connor was struggling so badly that his body and clamped down and there were no veins available to draw blood from and he was spiking a temp in the high 104's. It became evident that this was the worst that Connor has ever been and so they rushed to get the breathing tube in place. He is fully sedated at the moment and the ventulator will remain in place until surgery. There are many questions and they now know that Connor cannot wait any longer. They will meet tomorrow AM to discuss the time frame for surgery and we are gathering that it will be this week.

Thankfully Randy's fishing trip got cut short because of boat problems so when he called to let us know that he was on his way home the medics were here and my mom was able to tell him what was going on. He then met up with us at Children's Hospital a couple hours later. My mom followed behind the ambulance and Auntie Maureen met us at the hospital along with our pastor. It was a critical night and the status hasn't changed much except for the fact that Connor is receiving the breathing support he needs. Randy & I finally left his side at 3:30am to get some sleep. There weren't any sleeping rooms available so we slept in the back of my parents CRV. Let me tell you, this was quite an adventure. This morning there has been no change and Randy & I actually came home to pull together the loose ends of life right now. We are trying to prepare for another long haul stay up at Children's. Connor is definately in critical condition and this surgery is going to be a very high risk surgery. We need prayer like never before. Selfishly we would ask very specifically that you all pray that God would spare Little Bug's life and allow him to make it through this surgery with great success. God is bigger than Connor's illnesses and He is a healing God. We trust in Him to preform a miracle on his behalf. Lord, in the midst of this crisis we trust in you. We lean on your word and we have faith to believe you for what only you can do!!!! Amen

Lovebug Hugs,


Susan E said...

We have been on high prayer alert since last night. Just as I'm claiming for my own son "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know...Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth." Jeremiah 33:3,6 We will be praying. My son, Brent, goes in for surgery at Harborview on Tuesday to remove infected bone in his forehead. We serve a BIG GOD!

Amy Fields said...

I am on my knees for sweet Connor- God IS a healing God and he has your precious boy in the palm of His hands. My heart breaks for all that little boy has endured. He will be all the stronger for it. Lori & Randy, myself and my small group are praying everyday- Thank you for the update- We can pray so specifically- I love you-

Bug said...

I write this in tears, Lori and Randy you have our prayers for Connor now and always.... He is a strong little man, and God will give him the the rest he needs and the strength. Please kiss his little face for me!!!! Love You All Sheila

Michelle said...

Please know you have my prayers, prayers for Connor to get through this surgery, for his doctor's hands, for you and Randy, for healing and recovery and for Connor to be able to go home with no other problems when he's finally released from the hospital. Praying hard for you all!

The Maulin Family said...

We are all so sorry to hear about the events that took place the last couple of days. We will pray very specifically for the things that you requested. Love you all.

Anonymous said...

Praying for the answers and healing Connor needs. My heart is with you.
With love and prayers, Tiff
STONE lives in us all

Heather Bennett said...

My dear friends, how my heart ached for you as I read your blog not even one hour after you posted. We are praying for you constantly. I know I say that over and over, but I hope that hearing that people are battling in prayer for Connor's little life brings HOPE to your hearts. You have been such beautiful witnesses of God's strength over the last year. You have held on to the hope that God has given you even on your darkest days. Today I pray that you grasp tighter than ever before to that same hope that has sustained you all along. I pray that tonight you receive rest and Connor as well. Please give that sweet little Bug kisses from his Auntie Heather #2. How I wish I could do it myself and feel his sweet little cheek. By the way, Brennan and Lauren continue to pray for Connor every night and have decided that since you are their "Auntie" and I am Connor's "Auntie", that must of course mean that Connor is their "little cousin." They say it with such love and excitement. I so thank God for the friendship of our hearts. I love all 3 of you so.


Anonymous said...

Oh Jesus, you know Connor so intimatly and you know his every need right now. Jesus we ask for a miracle today. Jesus give Randy & Lori rest as they prepare for the next stage of this incredible journey. Lord direct the hands of the surgeons and let this surgery go smoother that had expected and let the doctors and others be amazed by your wonder working power on the behalf of little bug. We love you Lord. Help us to remember to pray continually for this family. In Jesus Mighty Name AMEN
We love you!!!
Sue, Randy & family

Anonymous said...

Randy and Lori,
I am so sorry that this is happening. He looks like such a sweet little bug. I know that he doesn't deserve this. I am praying for all of you right now, especially Connor. You all are constantly in my prayers. God is indeed bigger than any situation that may come. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Brittany Christianson

Anonymous said...

We think about you everyday and just know how strong Connor is with everything he has had to go through. He has many angels looking after him and with his strength plus everyone else who is thinking of him - he is going to have a successful surgery. We love you, the Sammons family

mum2brady said...

Your little bug is in our hearts and prayers today, Lori..... Praying for strength and health and healing and life..... Connor is a fighter, he can make it!!!! We are thinking of you!

Hugs and prayers being sent your way!