1.18.2009

Advice You Don't Normally Get From a Doctor

We got some prayer advice from an unexpected source yesterday afternoon...the neonatologist, Dr. Hodges, who was in the operating room and was responsible for the babies' care for their first two days. What a blessing to have a Christian man making decisions for our babies when their lives were in such critical need! He gave us a few things that we should be specifically praying for and so we invite you to join us in lifting up the following:

- Development of the babies' ability to eat well and process foods on their own. The sooner they can do this, the sooner they can pull out the IV's.
- Protection from infection. This is one of the greatest dangers to the babies' health. The more IV's they have and the longer they have them, the higher the risk of infection.
- Clarity in decision making and general well-being of the NICU doctors and nurses...please don't forget about these amazing people who have provided their love and expertise to keeping our babies healthy and growing!

Thank you all so much for your love, prayers, and support throughout this journey! The babies are all doing very well!!

God Bless,
Ethan
www.JonesLife.net

5 comments:

Lydia said...

Glad to hear the babies are doing so well! How long are the babies expected to be in the NICU for?
Praying specifically!!
Lydia

Tori :) said...

What a blessing. I am so glad the babies are doing well. Because of a post of yours a while ago I vowed to make ALL my prayers less general and more specific. THANK YOU!

Emily Y. said...

prayers are happening for these precious babies!!! We are also praying for strength and quick healing for sweet Casey. We LOVE those babies more than you know and will love to watch them grow and thrive!!! Love you guys!

Cristy said...

I personally don't think it's coincidence that the doctor is a christian. God put him there for a reason. Probably to give you & Casey a little bit of comfort. Remember that God planned all of this before we were even created. He knew what He was doing, even though there are times (and lots more to come) where we aren't so sure WE know what He is doing. I am a firm beleiver that things happen for a reason and the people we interact with are meant to be there.

Sara Tyre said...

Congradulations on your crew. I read Rachael's blog. I am a mom with seven kids. Including a set of GGGBB 5yr old quintuplets. It is great. My prayers and thoughts are with you durning this exciting time.

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