Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Nehemiah is here!!

It is so amazing seeing the goodness of the LORD! It is so amazing seeing and wondering in God's creation of a new life, a tiny human being created in the image of God for His glory!! Nehemiah is such a blessing. We are thankful for each moment we get with him and are constantly in prayer for our little guy. Thank you all for your prayers!! We intend to battle in prayer for this little life!! And we serve a God who is so good and merciful!
 So, the update on Nehemiah's health. He still has the same heart diagnosis of "truncus arteriosus" and will definitely need surgery. His one working kidney is hanging in there, praise to God!! but is not functioning very well. He is peeing frequently which is GREAT! but the Dr's are concerned about it's ability to filter. It's functioning is seeming to be going down too, which is not good! They have mentioned dialysis which is a last resort if his kidney can no longer function. If this happens, they will have to stabilize his kidney for at least a week before he can have heart surgery. We also found out today that his oxygen saturation level is high which means that they have to watch to make sure blood stays out of his lungs. This is part of his heart issue showing up and the Dr's seem to want to get him into surgery as soon as possible, but with the kidney's it's complicated. So much prayer is needed!! We know God is in control of this little one's life and we see Him answering prayer all around us!! Please pray for strength for us and for our little one. Comfort for our sweet Nehemiah as he has to undergo so much prodding and being separated from us. It is so hard even watching them do eye exams or what not, facing surgeries is another matter all together. As much as we wish we could spare this sweet boy from all that is ahead, we know and constantly petition for the LORD's comfort and hand to be upon him and that he would know the Presence of the Most High during these times. I love that our God became flesh and dwelt among us and showed us that He cares for the little ones, He draws them to Himself and blesses them. We pray His constant hand of blessing upon this little life He has created for His glory!! Thank you all for your prayers and support! We will wait upon the LORD!! 
"O magnify the LORD with me,
         And let us exalt His name together.
I sought the LORD, and He answered me,
         And delivered me from all my fears.
They looked to Him and were radiant,
         And their faces will never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him
         And saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him,
         And rescues them.
O taste and see that the LORD is good;
         How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
O fear the LORD, you His saints;
         For to those who fear Him there is no want"-Ps.34:3-9

1 comment:

  1. Brad & Crystal
    I'm praying for Nehemiah and the two of you. God is all mighty and he can accomplish anything in his power.
    "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
    Jeremiah 29:11
    Trusting in Him,
    In Christ,
    Cindy Eckert