It's Amy's mom again, Charlotte.......
This morning, at 8 a.m., Hope started bleeding again. She has had 2 bloody diapers so far this morning. She is in a lot of pain and is now on high flow oxygen, as her breathing has become more laboured. An echo of her heart shows that there is decreased blood flow to one of her lungs. She is looking more "puffy" as well.
The anesthetist spoke with the doctors in Edmonton this morning and told Amy and Shawn that there is even more concern, than originally thought, about the risk of putting Hope under anesthetic. The doctors want to sit down with Amy and Shawn and discuss just how far they should push Hope in this regard.
The cardiologists are pouring over the echo and x-ray right now to see if they can pinpoint the cause of this restricted blood flow to Hope's lungs.
We are very aware that Hope's options are not looking good for her but we, nevertheless, continue to ask God for healing. As long as she has breath, we will pray. Our hearts are breaking and there simply are no words to describe the desperation you feel when someone you love so much appears to be slipping away before your eyes.
Please pray for all of us. Pray for Hope that she will feel the arms, of the God that made her, wrapped around her crying over her. Pray for Amy and Shawn, as they continue to fight for the life that is so very precious to them. Pray for Sadie, that she will feel loved and secure, even though things are so disruptive for her. Pray that God will be glorified and honored and praised amidst the pain and anguish of these uncertain times.
"Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again - my Saviour and my God." - Psalm 42:11 (NLT)