Monday, January 28, 2008

An idea

Saturday evening Maddie spent the night at the hospital with Kathryn and I. It was a wonderful girls spend the night party. We ate cereal in our beds at about 8:30 before bedtime and we snuggled for a while - all three of us girls!!

Sunday at a diaper shower given for us in honor of Kathryn by our Sunday School class (yet another outpouring of their support of our family!), we were given a prayer quilt for Kathryn. It has strings on the blanket that had many knots in the strings. Each knot represents a prayer said for Kathryn. I have brought it to the hospital and placed it over her as she sleeps so that she is truly covered in prayer and that each person who visits can tie another knot in her prayer quilt. I know that everyone can not visit her so I thought that I would throw this out. For anyone who would like to pray for her, please post a comment on this site and I will print all the comments. I will take the prayers back to her hospital room and pray each of them at her bedside and tie a knot for each prayer. So if you would like to add a knot to Kathryn's prayer quilt, please respond here.

I will take pictures and post them later. It is difficult to post pictures from the hospital - I have to wait until I am home!!

Kathryn's spinal tap is tomorrow. Please pray that it is negative for meningitis. It still will not mean that we are going home since her oxygen is still increased. Both the doctors and Greg and I are not sure that we have gotten the right mix yet for her medicines for her to be able to come home yet, but hopefully it is not too much longer. She is up to 6 pounds, 7 ounces by the way. She has also started to take 2 1/2 to 3 ounces per feed and is now skipping the 2 am feeding. She has slept from 10:30 pm to 6 am for 3 nights in a row now!!

Please keep praying and comment if you have a prayer you would like for me to pray over her and add a knot to her prayer quilt!



Amy Morgan said...

We continue to pray for Kathryn and the whole Ellis family. I will say a special prayer for tomorrow. What a miracle she many answered prayers, so many blessings. What an amazing person she will be!

Reese Elizabeth Collier said...

Baby Kathryn, we pray for you each day. We are so thankful that you have wonderful Mommy, Daddy and big sister Maddie to be with you as the doctors work hard to get you better. You are such a blessing to your family and to all of us. May God rest His healing hands upon you, sweet girl.
Jason, Michelle & Reese

The Millers said...

Hi, I live in Raleigh, NC, and I have my family and my whole church have been praying for Kathryn (LifePointe Church). Please tie a knot for us, it would be an honor to be represented on her quilt. We pray for her strength, her health, and her growth. We also pray for you and your family to keep your spirits up until she is home for good with your family! Love Jon, Jaime, Addy and Drew Miller

The Millers said...

FYI, we are Your Kathryn is such a blessing!

GPH said...

Baby Kathryn, we've been praying for you and will continue to ask God for your continued healing and growth as well as strength for all of your family. We also pray for the doctors and nurses who are taking care of you. We hope that you will be home soon!

Brian, Eve and Genna Harney

Kate said...

Darling Kathryn, you are such a beautiful example of God's grace and mercy. Your family's faith is an inspiration to everyone they come in contact with. Your life has brought me closer to God and I pray that you and your mother, father and precious sister get to have you home with them very soon.

Aunt Donna said...

Please add the Ellis family, the Hood family and the Children's Department at Green Acres Baptist Church. The kids love hearing about baby Kathryn and include her in their prayers each Sunday during prayer time. Hang in there, Kelly and Greg - God is good. Much love, Granny, Aunt Donna, Marty, Christy, Chase, Peyton, Kelley, Kevin Earl, Uncle Rodney and Great-Uncle Allen.

Lurenda said...

Baby Kathryn, although we've never met in person I feel like you are a part of my family. We pray everyday that God will give you healing and strength and allow you to grow up to be a happy and healthy little girl. We ask that God give your Mommy, Daddy and Maddie peace beyond all understanding and the strength they need to be there for you. We all love you so much! God is Good - ALL the time!

Much Love,

Heather Haymes said...

You have been the strongest little one that I have ever seen in my life. I pray that you continue to be strong and fight anything thrown your way. Your parents have shown such strentgh as you have, and I pray for God to guide your whole family through this ordeal. We never know why God puts us in certain situations, but one day we will know why he put your sweet little body through this. Continue to grow strong and show us what a fighter you are. We all love you and I can't wait to meet you face to face. I think my son and you may make a really cute couple :) Keep gaining weight and keep sleeping wellfor your mommy :)


Heather, Tom, and Jake Haymes

Andrew and Lauren Hess said...

Dear Sweet Kathryn,

From one preemie family to another we pray for you every night. We know you can overcome all of this and thankfully you will not remember any of it! One day you will look back at this blog and realize just how amazing you are.

Much Love,
Carson Hess and family

Sydney & Bayley's Proud Mommy said...

You are such a precious baby girl. You are so loved by your family and one day you will look back at this blog and see how wonderful your Mommy & Daddy are to you & just how great your Big Sister is. I will continue to pray daily for your strength & growth.

Kristina Maddox

Jennifer and Mark Kiel said...

Dear Ellis family,
You are in are thoughts and we pray specifically for little Kathryn. She is one amazing little girl!! Can't wait for her to get home with her family!! You are in good hands at Children's - they are the best!!
With love,
the Kiel family

Natalie said...

Dear Kathryn- Every time you are wrapped up in this sweet quilt may you always feel the gentle arms of our Heavenly Father holding you tight and all the prayers being lifted up in your honor!
We are praying for you everyday to get stronger and stronger so you can go home to your family who loves you sooooooooooo very much! Also, your church family can't wait to meet the little miracle baby that you are!!!!
Natalie Horne

Barbara Synco said...

Dear Ellis Family,

Tonight at Park Memorial UMC in Troy, Alabama, fifteen choir members prayed specifically for Kathryn's health and for strength for all of you. We have been following Kathryn's progress since she was born and are blessed to see God's miracles occurring every day. May He continue to hold all of you close.

gina said...

It thrills me to pray for sweet baby girl Kathryn. She is amazing and one day soon she will be running around RUMC with her big sis. I am stopping in my tracks right now to pray for all the Ellis' - especially Kathryn - tie another knot, sweetie and cover her up!!!! love, Gina

tracie said...

Tie a knot for us! We pray for y'all every day! I am so glad you are home again!!