Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Precious miracles


I added a picture I nabbed from Ken and Trina's website of my beautiful new niece Maia Elizabeth. Isn't she precious?

Also wanted to share an update directly from their blog "The docs confirmed ithe HRHS, but she will be scheduled for the balloon catheterization procedure (valvoplasty) tomorrow. We are very excited about this. This might be the only procedure she needs. We will keep you updated as we know more. But right now she is on prostoglandin to keep the ductus open between the two sides of her heart. Her oxygen levels have been great and she is as pink, as pink can be since her birth this morning. She will be taken off the prostoglandin after the procedure tomorrow and then it is wait and see. If, after the ductus closes, her oxygen levels remain 85 or above, she will get to come home with us in about 2 to 3 weeks! We are so amazed at the Lord's provision for our daugther. We do not deserve such blessings, but God is gracious! If this does not happen however, she will need to go through the 2nd procedure of the BT shunt, but again God is so gracious!"

Original Post

Today two precious babies were born a little after ten in the morning. Both are perfect examples of Gods grace, mercy and love, for they were both diagnosed with heart problems that were supposed to make them incompatible with life. But they are both ALIVE. Please praise the Lord for the life of baby Stellan, who was never supposed to make it past 6 months gestation but who was born today with absolutely nothing wrong with him! To read more about him you can check out his mama's blog here. And then a little closer to my heart is little Maia Elizabeth, the first girl to be born in the Sutherland family in 10 years! She also has a heart condition and is currently in the NICU being observed to be able to determine the extent of it. Please lift her up in prayer and ask the Great Physician to heal two babies hearts today! I am so thankful for her arrival and cannot wait to meet her. You can read more about her from Trina's blog here.

Please continue to lift up both babies in prayer along with their families. Due to the heart conditions both mom's had to have a c-section, so their bodies could sure use some healing prayer.