Saturday, April 14, 2007

April 14, 2007

"Hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently." Romans 8:24-25

I wish I could say things have improved today, but unfortunately Kyle is still requiring a high concentration of oxygen. His needs have not gone below 57% today, and most of the time they have been higher. An X-ray was done to see if it would shed some light on the situation, but nothing new was found. His lungs are still damaged, although as Kyle grows, new healthy lungs will grow as well. Kyle has had a leak in his breathing tube, while he grows bigger, the tube stays the same size. Kyle is not quite big enough for the next size up in tubes, but his respiratory therapist was able to trade out a portion of the tube for larger size. Hopefully this will help his breathing.

Kyle's feedings continue to go very well. His weight is up to 2 pounds 14 ounces. It seems like Kyle just hit two pounds, and already he is creeping up to 3 pounds! I expect we will hit that milestone sometime in the next week.

Here is a passage to strive towards: "You are my portion, O LORD; I have promised to obey your words. I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes. I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law. At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws. I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts. The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees. " Psalm 119:57-64

Much Love,

Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle


Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer. There are times I wish I knew the statistics for Kyle's prognosis and times I am grateful that I do not. Ultimately, his battle belongs to the Lord and hope, prayer and love are the tools we have to grab onto and to use. Kelley has most likely shared that her in the military in a very high risk position. When he is on missions I have only the above tools to cling to. The reality is that is all we have every day even when we think we have more control, but there are some circumstances which seem more precarious and threatening. Then our senses are more alert....our reliance on the Lord more apparent. I actively turn Erik over to God every day and pray that my trust in Him is complete.
Having said all of that, it is still difficult and sometimes discouraging, especially when one is physically alone, to face and accept reality. Just continue to pour out your love on that precious, little boy so he knows how deeply he is loved. Nothing, besides our Savior and God, comforts nor encourages more than love.
My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Laura