Friday, October 16, 2009

Giveaway Winner, and Prayers for Carly

Thank you so much for sharing your stories... I am honored that this is place where so many would feel comfortable sharing about their precious babies that are no longer here. And while I wish there wasn't a need to pray for one another about something like this, I am grateful that we can... that we have a Father who cares about our hurt and our loss, and that He is caring for the children our arms long to hold.


The winner of the necklace from My Forever Child is...


True Random Number Generator Result: 45 (from random.org)


Comment number 45 was Keisha, in memory of her precious babies Kyndall and Kaiden. Keisha, please e-mail me at coolteacher79@yahoo.com so that I can put you in touch with Sue at My Forever Child.


I would also like to ask you to pray for my friend Carly. Carly's son, Will, was born on January 17, 2008 at 26 weeks. Carly had an early onset of severe preeclampsia and needed to deliver. Will lived for 9 days in the NICU, and passed away on January 26, 2008. Carly is currently pregnant with Will's little brother, and thanks to the addition of several medications to her prenatal care, she has made it further in her pregnancy with this baby than she did with Will... she is currently 30 weeks pregnant. However, at a recent doctor's appointment, Carly learned that her blood pressure is on the rise, and her amniotic fluid levels are have dropped... signs that preeclampsia is beginning to rear its ugly head again.


I am fortunate to know Carly in real life, having met her at the monthly infant loss support group that we both attend. She has been a tremendous support to me in my own grief journey of losing Isaac, and so I would love it if you would join me in praying for her and her sweet baby boy. Please pray that her blood pressure does not continue rise, that her fluid levels do not continue to drop. Please also pray that her baby boy's development and growth aren't constricted by either of these things, and that she is able to make it to at least 32 weeks which is what her doctors are hoping. But we know that our great God is able to do immeasurably more than we could ask or ever imagine, and that Carly could make it much farther than 32 weeks.


Please pray for her... I know she would deeply appreciate it.

9 comments:

Holly said...

Congratulations to Keisha!! I am praying for your friend Carly to carry Will a little longer safely.

Cynthia said...

Congrats Keisha. Thank you for thinking about all of us and our babies. Prayers to Carly that things go well.

Ang said...

Many prayers being said for Carly, how scarey for her and her family.

Congrats to Keisha!

jen said...

Congrats, Keisha! That will be so beautiful for you! Sending prayers for Carly and her precious little boy.

Krista said...

Hello. I read your blog often but have never commented. I pray for you often. I am also praying for Carly. I also wanted to share my story in hopes that it will give her hope. I lost 4 pregnancies before my doctor started me on progesterone. In my fifth (and successful) pregancy, my amniotic fluid started leaking at 30 weeks. It finally broke just shy of 32 weeks. My daughter Emma was predicted to weight less than 3lbs and need a ventilator. Needless to say we were beyond scared. She was born at 5lb 9oz and screaming her head off. She spent 3 weeks in the NICU and is now a happy and healthy 14 month old. I wish someone had share with me a positive and encouraging stories such as mine. I was too scared to enjoy any part of Emma's birth and still can't remember much of it. I hope this helps. Emma's story can be found at http://riggsworld.blogspot.com
xoxox

Hilary said...

I would also like to share a happy-ending premature labor story for your friend, Carly. I wish I'd had one to focus on during that time when I was going through a similar situation.

With no history of complicated pregnancies or preterm labor, I went into preterm labor with my first son (my first pregnancy) around 31 weeks. They were able to stop it and give me steroid shots for lung development, and then home for bedrest. My water broke 3 days later. Scared out of my mind, my nurse told me that "white boys are the weakest"...I will never get over the cruelty of that comment, I was already afraid enough. Ethan was 4 lbs 15 oz, neded CPAP and a ventilator, but was breathing on his own after 12 hours. He spend 4 weeks in the NICU before coming home with us. He is a vibrant, strong, and healthy 3-year-old who noone would ever guess as a preemie (most people guess him to be 4!...take a peek...www.thesuburbanzoo.blogspot.com). My twins were born last December at 34 weeks 4 days and had similar NICU experiences, though they spent only 3 weeks there. Babies are tough and technology is amazing. My thoughts are with you!

pollykinz said...

Prayers to your friend that she is able to make it beyond 32 weeks and that her precious baby is born healthy. I can only imagine the fear she must be feeling, I pray that she has some peace as well.

FSD said...

Praying for Carly and her precious baby boy. Please keep us posted.

God bless you for blessing Keisha. How kind of you! I'm so glad your blog and your story are a place of healing and refuge to others that have experienced the loss of a child. I'm continuing to pray for you, your husband and your families.

mandie lane said...

I'll be praying for Carly!