Thursday, August 25, 2011

Our New Home

Our precious baby has adjusted well to his new place...and so have we.  I stayed with him tonight for a few hours, and the time was sweet.  We cherish the time spent with our littlest guy.

Today, they did an x-ray of his chest, and it revealed that the upper right lobe of his lung has collapsed.  They are doing "respiratory therapy" on him every four hours.  They have also increased his oxygen level.  Please pray that the therapy works and that his lungs function really well.

He has also thrown up a few times, revealing some old blood in his stomach.  They are draining it now through a tube that exits via his nose.  Please pray for a healthy digestive system.

Please continue to pray for his brain development.  We will meet with the neurologist tomorrow to see when we might schedule another MRI or CT scan.  Please pray that the Lord would heal the damage done by his bleeding. 

Caleb is leaving tomorrow with my parents to head out to Illinois.  We are really, really grateful to know that he will be in such great hands as we spend more time at the hospital.  Please pray that all the travel will go smoothly and that we will all transition well.  We would love Caleb to thrive during this time.

Love you guys!  We're so blessed by your prayers.  :-) 


tasha said...

Mandy, you are so beautiful next to your little boy-love those smiling eyes you have! We are praying & will continue to pray for Jude's lung, tummy, healing and restoration time. So glad you all have a good set up. We'll be praying for Caleb's little adventure and your time apart. Love you guys.

Liz said...

Mandy you look so beautiful!!!!! And Jude well more precious than ever! Praying for Caleb and his big adventure and your time there at Pres. Praying for Jude's lung (he and Phil can have more in common :), his digestive system and for all the doctors updates you'll be getting the next few days. We love you all so much.

Jen said...

You are in our thoughts daily and I have put you and your family on numerous Pray Chains. I can see in your eyes the love you have for your son, Jude. Take care of yourself. Love Aunt Jenny

Anonymous said...

Mandy! You look so beautiful in this picture! Never would have even guessed you just had that adorable little baby! We're praying for you guys every day. Joshua loves to look at the pictures of Jude and will fold his hands to pray for him when we visit the blog. This morning he blew kisses to Jude all the way from Ohio! Love you guys! Laura

Diana Maldonado Tiscareno said...
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Diana Maldonado Tiscareno said...

Hermosa Foto amigos GRACIAS por compartir!!
Querida mandy seguiremos orando en casa por que Jude mejore dia a dia, que pueda pronto darles la alegria de abrir sus ojitos asi como el dia en que les sonrio por primera ves!
que sus necesidades vayan siendo menos y su recuperacion pronta!.
GRACIAS por permitirnos conocer a su hermoso bebe!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mandy,
I don't know why it took me so long to realize I can go to your blog to find out how you and your family are doing! Your updates and pictures combined are thought- and emotion-provoking. Thank you for sharing your requests so others can pray for you. It's good to see that we (and when I say we, I mean "I" for certain) can't expect to live this life to the fullest without being honest with and helping others. And then to see God be who He is is even better! I'm praying for some God-given rest/energy in all these circumstances and for strength in all kinds of ways they can be expressed in Jude, in you and Brandon. I'm thankful for God's protection over you...that includes that you aren't near damaging hurricanes or earthquakes over there in NM! Not that He wouldn't still protect you, but it's one less thing you have to worry about :). I love you and your family.


Ashley said...

Hi Mandy,
I'm a friend of your SIL, Julia's. Just wanted you to know I have been following your blog and pray for y'all daily. I am so encouraged by y'alls thankful hearts in the midst of such a difficult situation. I pray that I will believe God is good and trust Him as y'all have when He allows/ordains trials in my life. Thanks for sharing your journey with the blog world(:

Bethany said...

Praying for both of your little guys! What a beautiful photo!

Jamie Pickett said...

Mandy! I just got caught up on your blogging and about sweet baby Jude! My prayers are with you, your husband, and your sweet boys! In spite of your struggles and fears, your postings are bringing me encouragement and hope in the Lord. Thank you for letting Christ shine through you! Baby Jude is the luckiest boy ever with such amazing, loving parents who refuse to give up on him. Lots of love, Jamie Pickett

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