Friday, September 21, 2007

Day 59 - Friday, September 21

No real big changes yesterday. Kathryn was having a little residual Wednesday night so they backed off of her feedings to every 6 hours again, but that's really not a big deal. She will go forward and backwards a lot. I checked on her at 5:45 this morning and nurse Brandy said that she had a good night. Brandy made a sign for her that says "Jesus Loves You" and hung it in her incubator on the "ceiling". When Kathryn wakes up, she likes to look around a lot. This way she has something to look at and who knows we may have a genius who starts to read at the ripe old age of almost 2 months and size of 2 pounds!!

I checked with nurse Ginny this morning and Kathryn gained 10 grams last night. She is still 2 lbs even at 910 grams, but she has been losing a little fluid so that is good news!

In our Sunday School class, we are reading the book Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back by Charles Swindoll. The chapter this week discusses impossibilities and uncrossable rivers of life. It talked a lot this week about the miracle of feeding the 5,000 and how the disciples focused on the impossibility of the situation, but Jesus did not. Luke 1:37 says "For with God nothing shall be impossible." This chapter in the book reminded me that God specializes in making the impossible possible. It even refers to God as the Specialist.

Sometimes I wonder how Kathryn will get off the ventilator or how she will move to 2 cc's per feeding, much less a bottle feeding. Then I have to remember two things. First, she is not supposed to be learning these things yet, so it is already a miracle that she is making small strides. Second, this is definitely not impossible for God to help her grow strong. If he can make the heavens and earth, I have no doubts that he can teach her how to breathe all by herself and that he can show her how yummy formula can be!! God specializes in making the impossible possible - I don't know anyone else who can do that!!

Please continue to pray for Kathryn and that she continues on this calm and steady path!


1 comment:

Andrew and Lauren Hess said...

Remember that slow and steady wins the race! I had to start thinking in micro preemie steps. I had to learn to be very patient with Carson but the nurses always told me it will be like a light bulb turning on, and eventually it finally did. Carson and I pray every night that Kathryn's good days far out weigh the bad ones. Stay strong and tell that little girl to keep up the fight!