Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Stressing out...

Just giving a quick update on my preemie step-niece Alaina....

She is due to have open-heart surgery tomorrow at Nationwide Children's Hospital here in town. This is the best place for her at this time as they have some of the best specialists in the nation. That being said however, things are not looking so good for her at this point. She has fluid in her chest cavity that is moving from her heart to her lungs, the valves in her heart are not closing properly and her heart is enlarged. Due to her size (she weighs 2 pounds and 1 ounce at this time) and heart conditions, she is a poor risk for surgery at best.

So today, I will be doing a great deal of praying and talking to God and most likely, crying. If you could send prayers, good thoughts, vibes, light a candle - whatever you can - our way, well just know that it will be deeply and truly appreciated, even if I can't thank you personally.

I pray that our little angel has the strength to make it through this. She has fought to make it this far, so I have hope that she will continue to be our little fighter.

19 comments:

Kim said...

I am praying for this precious little life.

God knows exactly what is going on and knows what is best for her and her family. Take courage in that!

She is engraved in the palm of His hand.

He has all the hairs of her hair numbered.
If not even a sparrow can fall to the ground without His knowledge, how much more one of His little ones?

He cares. He knows.

Dawn Rhodes said...

Jules...please know that we are praying for you and your entire family and this precious little angel. As the previous post says, God knows and is in control. Even though it is sometimes hard for us to understand his thoughts and actions, there is a reason for it all and one day we will understand. I'm always reminded of a song my sister sings at church sometimes called "Jesus Has a Rocking Chair." That's so very true and he's more than ready to take care of this angel. But let's hope he gives you all the chance to love and care for this precious life!! Lots of thoughts, prayers and so much more coming your way! ~ Dawn, Ohio Beaders

Enchanted Beads said...

Dear Jules,

I will keep you and your little angel-niece in my thoughts and prayers. Would you please send me her name. (enchantedbeads@aol.com)

Foxan said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your niece and your family.
/Olga

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Jules, I continue to pray for her every day. Like you said, she has fought this long, we pray that she has the strength to fight a little longer. It is in the Lord's hands now. All we can do is pray.

Dini said...

Sending you prayers and white light for both you, the family and this little special spirit.

Melissa said...

Oh, your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I know first hand how difficult things like this are.

Good luck. I am praying that all turns out well.

SarahKelley said...

Oh Jules-- *hugs* for you and little Alaina.

BeadsForever said...

I agree with Kim and Dawn wholeheartedly.

Dawn N said...

I'm sending hugs and prayers for you and little Alaina.

Amy's The Painted House and More said...

Jules,

I just read your blog. I wondered what everyone was taking about in the emails. My thoughts, prayers, and heart are with you and your family.

She is in one of the best hospitals. If there is a way to help her, they are the ones that can do it!

May God be with you and your family through this very difficult time. We are all here for you if you need us!!

Amy R.

beadsandblooms said...

You, your family and your special little girl are in my thoughts and prayers.

maryeb said...

You and your family will definitely be in my prayers.

Kerrie Slade said...

Thinking of you and your family Julie x

BlueGirlInk and One20 Farm said...

they are so delicate, Gods little creations.
We will be praying for your family

Princessofallthingscrafty said...

I send my thoughts and prayers out to you and your family.

Deb DiSalvo said...

I will be praying for you all! Keep the faith - it really is amazing what doctors can do now for premies! Take care of yourself.

ArmandoJavier said...

Thoughts are with you. If its any help. My gal pal of many years Lisa had a preemie at 21 weeks (I think) He is now 7 and functioning very well. He is petite, and has some small learning disabilities, but he is just fine. He is a sweet loving kid. Hoping for the best for you and your family!

CAT said...

Holding precious, little Alaina, you and your family in prayer. Sending Reiki energy to Alaina, for strength and endurnce.