Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Evening update...from today's surgery

wow!! today was a day..I'm so exhausted...and i feel like I'm not really helping..because every time we go into Lily's room...she seems us, starts crying (it is such a heartbreaking cry!! ) it breaks my heart. i cant hold her yet...when she gets out of the PICU..we should be able to hold her. She is on morphine still every 2 hours. She is off the ventilator..it was helping her breath better, because they want her oxygen stats to stay at 100%. She is now on a little oxygen because her oxygen stats were dropping again...she was on a temporary pacemaker..to help regulate her heartbeat...right now, the pacemaker is on standby...just to be there to help when she her heart starts to race or skip a beat.she is still bleeding a little more than the Dr's would like...so they are running some labs on her blood...to see if she needs some help with getting her blood to clot...they did have to give her some more blood earlier today...She is putting out enough urine as of now. She still has a total of 8 cords/lines coming off of her. In the morning, she will get a bath...and they will put her blanket, her puppy, and some familiar things from home in and around her bed.this is so stressful, but thankfully...today was the first day that i didn't break out in hives. Dakota is now with Jed's aunt..and will be with them until Jed gets back on Sunday. The Dr's are "letting Lilyann make the rules" --she tells them when she is ready to move to the next step...we are just taking it slow and steady. I have pictures of Lilyann...but i didn't bring the cord to load them...so i guess no pics until we get home. She is definitely a trooper...she has been thru so much in just the last few hours. i thank you for all your prayers, well wishes, and hugs....you don't know how much it means to me and my family.



Ephesians 6:10 proclaims, "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of HIS might."

When you have no might of your own, cling to the Lord's.

I was praising the Lord for the encouraging news through the blog updates. We have exhausted ourselves on this end with supplications of prayer to our MIGHTY Lord and Healer.

My mind raced all Monday night and through the wee hours of the morning begging my body to wake up in time to pray for Little Lily.

Mercy's cry awoke me at 7:00 AM our time and 6:00 your time. God's timing is perfect. Andrew made Mercy a bottle, and I grabbed for my Bible. For the next hour and a half, I poured out myself before the throne of grace on behalf of little Lily. Andrew prayed with me before leaving work. The girls then woke up, climbed up in my bed, and joined in with their little prayers of faith. Tears had filled my soul as I looked at Mercy sitting next to me and thinking of your little Lily under those hospital lights. Even the thought of the unknown, "Would she wake up, would she be ok, would there be an infection, and so on," plagued my mind. The Lord then recalled to my heart, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee" Isaiah 26:3.

I had to surrender the what if's and the would be's to the Lord. I know you must and have done the same.

Even though we have not met little Lily face to face, she is very dear to us. The power of intercession is a wondrous gift we have been given as believers in Jesus Christ to lift up others to the listening ears of our great and MIGHTY God.

We have ceased not today to pray for her and we will continue to pray.

May the Lord encompass you with His Perfect Peace. We love you all.

Andrew, Christy, Natty, Marie, and Mercy

Aunt Beca said...

I'm a friend of Johnnie and Frances Bearden, and am in Suwon, South Korea. Just wanted to let you know we are praying for you on this side of the world, knowing that the Great Physician is in constant control of the situation.