Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I'm trying to hurry up and get down to the hospital, so this is going to be short. Hope's nurse practitioner decided to go ahead and start the formula feeding yesterday. Apparently she thought the "Ooops, it was actually positive" sounded fishy too. So she got her first dose of Neocate yesterday evening. She was quite excited about it, even though she wound up spewing most of it all over me. (This is the foulest smelling formula I've ever come in contact with!) Her feeds since then have gone much better. She has also had a stool that came back negative for blood, though that was before starting the formula. Please pray that they continue to be negative.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
1 I waited patiently for the LORD;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the LORD
and put their trust in him.
4 Blessed is the one
who trusts in the LORD,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.]
5 Many, LORD my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare.
6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—
but my ears you have opened
burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
7 Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
it is written about me in the scroll.]
8 I desire to do your will, my God;
your law is within my heart.”
9 I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly;
I do not seal my lips, LORD,
as you know.
10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
from the great assembly.
11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, LORD;
may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
12 For troubles without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails within me.
13 Be pleased to save me, LORD;
come quickly, LORD, to help me.
14 May all who want to take my life
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.
15 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
be appalled at their own shame.
16 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The LORD is great!”
17 But as for me, I am poor and needy;
may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Hope has had a much better day. God has been working and things are starting to move through. She has had a couple small poos, so it's starting. We are believing God has fixed this and we even took the car seat down so that she's ready to go when they say the word. Things are going to start moving fast. There has been much wrestling with God and trying to grasp how things work, but I don't have the energy to go into all of that right now. I will post about it soon. But thank the Lord with us that our big 6 lb 3 oz baby is doing better. Please continue to pray with us that she improves and everyone knows that God has done it.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The Hopester is doing great. She is such a trooper. She is back up to 5 lbs 1.5 oz. She is ready to go for surgery tomorrow at noon. I was happy to hear that they won't intubate her until she gets down to the O.R., so she'll be awake and happy when I get there tomorrow morning. Well, her last feeding will be at 3 am, so maybe not too happy. But she won't be doped up and hooked up when I get there. Please pray her through this surgery. I'm excited to have her put back together, but hate to put her through another surgery. Please ask God to be merciful and let her have a minimum of discomfort.