Monday, 30 April 2012

Another step in the wrong direction

We are in need of some extra prayers today.  Hope is having a rough day and doesn't seem to have improved overnight.  Yesterday she began to drop in her oxygen levels and would turn blue, this has continued today and is of great concern.  An echo of her heart was done this morning and they noticed fluid around her left lung as well.  Although the heart is still looking strong, there is concern that her heart will be over worked with all the added complications.  She is currently having an ultrasound to see how much fluid is there.  Once they have a better idea of what they are working with, a decision will be made about whether or not to give Hope a chest tube.  The tube would be used to drain the fluid and would need to be inserted in the OR.  We're not thrilled about the idea of our little girl returning to the OR, but are also wanting to see her get better and are willing to do what is recommended.  The doctors showed great concern for Hope during rounds and we're feeling anxious about this all.  Please continue to lift us up in prayer, specifically Shawn as he is at work and feels very far away.  If Hope needs to go into the OR, we may go and get him to bring him here as well.


  1. Praying hard for all of you, especially sweet little Hope!
    I'm praying that you know and experience the truth of Isaiah 41:10:
    So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Rest in Him. Praying for you,

  2. Praying always for your beautiful girl!

  3. Praying for Hope, for you guys and for the doctors and nurses caring for her... For wisdom and insight. Jesus, come and show yourself mighty today in Hope's life and body! Bring peace to Amy and Shawn. Give supernatural wisdom to the medical staff caring for Hope! Praying praying praying!