Saturday, February 10, 2007

I missed a detail......she's home!


Just a quick update, and a peice of new information that I forgot to mention three days ago.....Jen is home!!

We just had some of our best friends call to see if it would be a good time to come by and see Jen at the hospital. These friends are faithful blog readers, so this confused me. But, now I realize that I never told you all this bit of info! Jen and I spent our third night at home last night, and it is just wonderful. We are certainly torn between here at the hospital, but it is so nice to sleep in our own bed in the peace and quite of home. (I know, the peace and quite part is almost over.)

Please pray for Henry this morning. Henry is having 2-3 heart rate dips per hour right now. This is not a critical problem, and is very common with preemie's, but is a problem that he will have to overcome none the less. Please pray that little Henry's brain would remember to tell his heart to beat all the time, not just some of the time!

I want to clairify Clark's story a little bit for you today too. On the night that Clark was at his worst, his doctors thought that there was a realistic chance that he would not make it through the night. They had maxed out all of the medication to improve his condition, and all of their efforts were failing. Jen needed to go 24 hours without an infection before she would be allowed into the NICU to see the boys. But, at midnight, the NP who was in charge of Clark's care came to our room to speak with us. She told us that she had been given permission to break the rule so that Jen could go up to see Clark. She was fearful that if Jen did not go get to see him that night, she may never get to see him alive. Clark finally turned to corner about 30 minutes after his mom got to see him for the first time. They still dont know what made him so sick, and they are even more confused about how he has made such a rapid recovery, but we know that God answered our prayers for healing.

I only share this with you so that you all know just how miraculous Clark's recovery was. His nurses and doctors were very grim about his condition, but God had other plans for his life.

We love you all,

Brad, Jen, and the Blue Crew


Laura said...

I am glad you are home and that mommy is getting some rest before... it all ends!
What a touching story about Clark (love his name). It is really amazing to witness miracles like this. We are still praying!

Justin, Michelle, Evie, & Austin said...

I just want to let you know that you have ALL been in out prayers. We had work done on our computer and I lost the address to this site, but have not missed a beat thanks to my our mothers exchanging information. We were so excited for the both of you. Then mom let me know that again God had worked and closed that valve in little Clark. Take care of yourself, glad you are home.
With much love & prayers...

P.S. Evie thought the boys were so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, just checking computer has been giving me a hard time so I couldn't get on. I am soooo praising the Lord and the wonderful staff at St Vincents. I love it when God moves and does miracle after miracle. We love you and we also think the donation bank is a good idea. Love ya lots, Leona

Susan said...

God is with you and watching over your blessed family. These boys and their parents are in my thoughts daily as I pray for good health and great happiness. I pray very hard for I have lost a son and pray you never know that pain. Give the boys a hug and let them know they are so loved. I admit to being Henry's cheerleader already.

I love reading the updates and thank you for sharing your story.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord for all his work, but I also think that maybe Clark needed to be with his mommy!

Best wishes to you!

Mommy of five in IL

Sandy said...

I have goose bumps AGAIN while reading this blog! Thanks for sharing. We will continue to pray for Clark and of course, the rest of the family. Isn't it cool when God does things that don't make sense to others? I think it shows his power to others, and reminds us that we can most definitely trust Him.

Gretchen said...

Jen and Brad,

Wow, that is amazing! I did not realize how bleak things were for Clark for a little while there. God's power is awesome! What an amazing story to tell.


Denise Benner (Head of the Quad Squad) said...

God is Good! We're glad to hear that Jen got released from the hospital and sleeping well at home, trust me...get plenty of rest now while you can. I shared this story at church and thought that was awesome that Clark just needed his Mommy! I'm sure that made mommy feel good - it's just the beginning of those awesome feelings. We're still praying for ya'll and just remember God is with you!

The Benner's