Friday, May 15, 2009

Please Pray

The Doctor's have been concerned for some time about Liberty's slow weight gain. My concern has been about her poop not changing from newborn to the seedy older baby poop. I went ahead and had some testing done. Yesterday I must have walked 5 miles between going to an office that no longer did testing on newborns but it was a nice day and I was alone with Libby so it was OK. Today I got a call from the Doctor and he was very concerned, her heart was abnormally large, and her liver tests came back with cause for concern on 3 different tests.
She will be admitted to Children's Hospital on Monday and they estimate that her stay will be up to a week.
I am asking for prayers for:
~Sean and I to discern what is medically necessary for her
~Wisdom for the doctors
~That the doctors will share the same faith and beliefs that we do
~Peace and protection for our other children
~Healing for Liberty

Whatever else I may have forgotten. Sean just told me that the doctor's diagnosis is failure to thrive. That makes me angry, she is a beautiful happy baby. She nurses well and is content and is developing normally.


shawn said...

I will be praying, Carolynn. You'll be in good hands at Children's.

Rodger Bailey said...

You are in our prayers.

Great blog! Thanks for all your photos

Rodger Bailey, MS
Come visit our free social network for parents of children with Non-Organic Failure To Thrive and talk with us about what it means and what you can do at home.

Rebecca M said...

I will pray! I've been visiting your blog and enjoying your fun posts as you learn about color with your kids and friends. So sorry for the scary news and hospital stay!

Anissa said...

Love you girl. I'm praying for her, the other kids, you guys, the doctors, etc.

Stacy said...

Oh, Carolynn. I'm catching up, here-- and SO sad to hear this! I will be praying for you and Libby.