Thursday, May 1, 2008

Urgent Thursday night update

Please pray that they will get the bleeding to stop at the IV site. This is a very serious concern.

One item of praise is that she is peeing more! Praise the Lord.

Thursday evening Update

Jan just called with several items for prayer:

1. Please pray about the bleeding the IV site in Lindsay's hand.
2. Because of the infection, Lindsay is on the inactive list for a transplant. We need to ask God to take care of the infection.
3. They are doing a test of the lung tomorrow to find out if there is infection in her lung.
4. She is peeing better, but needs to keep it up!

I want to encourage you to pray for wisdom for the doctors. If God can show up for the prophets of Baal -- just think what He can do at Children's Hospital Boston.

There is another way you can help. Brian Bitler, our adopted son, suggested that we start writing to the doctors and let them know that they are being prayed for! I think that is a great idea.

Here are three to start with: Dr. Mayer (Chief Surgeon), Dr. Emani and Dr Brown. You can write them at:

Children's Hospital Boston
Cardiac Intensive Care
8 South
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

I know that your notes will be encouraging to them.

We storm the gates of heaven together for Lindsay and for her doctors.

Today at our Community Hymnsing, hundreds of our Keswick friends told me how they were praying for Lindsay and Laura and Jon. So many have been on the blog and putting them on their church prayer lists. We patched Laura in by phone so she could thank our friends ... needless to say, there weren't too many dry eyes.

God bless you.

Prayer Request

Lindsay's left hand has an IV hookup and it is leaking blood. Several attempts have been made to stop it but it is still leaking. Please pray that the Lord will stop it or slow it down. Lindsay's nurse, Moira, is concerned. She suggested we put it out on the blog. God is working. Thanks.

Thursday morning update

Good morning.

This morning there have been several more blood clots.  One of them was found leaving the ECMO machine headed back to Lindsay - so praise the Lord that it was caught.  Because of the development of clots they are going to have to change something with the way they are giving her blood.

Thanks so much for your prayers.  They mean so much.  Please continue to pray for the doctors, nurses, and technicians as well as the family.  They are doing a great job and need your prayers for strength and wisdom as well.