Monday, July 27, 2009

What's important right now...

Day 4, 8:30pm: Jamin is still in stable condition and his oxygen levels improved slightly. The lung specialist is puzzled because Jamin is not getting better as they would expect. Other experts are being called in to examine his heart as well. Unknown complications are being explored because he should be progressing and is not.

Please pray for peace for John and Kelly, as they cling to God's promises and trust Him.

Jamin update, day 4, 8:30am: One thing after another complicates Jamin's recovery. He crashed last night and John and Kelly were told to prepare for the worst; the worst being that Jamin would not live.

Jamin is now stabilized. The air pockets around his lungs are now more severe. There is a little hope for Jamin's full recovery, but still hope. Please pray for swift miracles. 

This is the worst possible situation that anyone can bare as a child's tiny life hangs in the balance. Kelly said they are continuing to trust God, but what if  his plan takes Jamin away from them? This is the kind of question that makes my heart ache.

My nephew, Jamin was born on Saturday evening, 4 weeks early and weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and 19 inches long. Right away he had troubles breathing. They soon transported him to Portland to a special neonatal unit. He was breathing at over 100 breaths per minute, while normal is about 30-40 for a newborn.

He has some complications as air collected around his lungs. They put him on a respirator and sedated him completely when he started getting worse last night.

I went to see him today and thought I was prepared to see a baby hooked up to monitors and tubes. But I wasn't. I am a mom. I am an aunt. And I was overcome to see such a precious child like that.

Yesterday's quote is apt again:

"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." -Elizabeth Stone

Kelly and John (my sister-in-law and brother-in-law) are certainly experiencing this as they can only observe their baby as he struggles. They can't even hold him. He has a ventilator, a catheter, feeding tubes, 2 IVs, monitors and temperature gages.

Please pray for complete healing and a quick release from the hospital. Also pray for strength of mind, body and spirit for the parents. 


Grace said...

Thank you so much for this update! Praying hard here!

Sara said...

We're praying for little Jamin's healing! I'm so thankful for your updates and now these pictures too. I'm sure John and Kelly appreciated your visit and support to them.

That quote is incredible. Being a parent is like nothing else. Just this afternoon I was cuddling with Abby and felt like my heart would burst with love for her. It is so wonderful, brings so much joy and yet can sometimes be so painful and hard like it must for John and Kelly right now. My heart goes out to them.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with Jamin and your entire family.

Lindsay said...

Oh, seeing those pictures just gives me a knot inside. He is such a beautiful baby, my prayers are with Kelly and fam.

Lesley Miller said...

I'll pray too. God is so good, and He hears our prayers. I know He can heal Jamin.