Thursday, April 12, 2012

Praying for Emily and Her Family

Please pray for Emily and her family. Emily has a very short time left here on earth and her family is walking through an unenviable storm that only few can imagine. She has received visits from very special friends. Pray for comfort and peace for all.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dylan is Heading Home

I apologize for not updating. I have been out of town but this is an update worth waiting for!

From Dylan's Mama: "After 6 weeks in the hospital, this is the face of a boy who spent a wonderful day outside. Time to pack now as we prepare to reunite our family."

Join me in celebrating and praising God for this great step forward!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Good Day For Dylan!

Dylan's Mom Updates "A good day for Dylan! He stayed awake more, sat up, played & even posed w/his surgeon Dr. Levitt. We learned Dylan also has an immunoglobulin deficiency, his body tremors are a result of the trauma he's been through & we're still waiting on more results. A busy day filled with cautious optimism. Baby steps! A big thanks to all who think of Dylan. It means so much to us."

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dylan Needs A Miracle

Two notes from Dylan's Mom:

1st "Dylan is not well, not well at all. He's not eating, he's pale & in tremendous pain. We are getting on a flight back to Cincinatti Children's Hospital. Please keep him in your thoughts."

 2nd "Dylan needs a miracle. If you have one, can we borrow it? His brother & sister also need their family back."

Please remember this family in fervent prayer!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Great News for Dylan!

"We're taking a leap of faith & taking Dylan home now. We have two days to get him eating or it's back to the hospital on Friday. We believe he can do it! Fingers crossed!" Dylan's Mom

Keep praying! We will keep you posted!

Monday, February 13, 2012

2/13/12 Dylan Update

"We are optimistic that Dylan's infection & mental state are on the mend. His biggest issues are his weakness & refusal to eat. He's getting nutrition from a PICC line but we need him stronger before we can consider taking him home. Oleg went home to the kids tonight and heads to work tomorrow. From now on, I get Ronald McDonald all to myself:)"


"If there is one thing to know about Dylan, he will never turn down a pretty face. It took three pretty faces to get him to eat a small cup of ice cream today. It was the only thing he ate but it's progress. His spirit is back & now we just have to convince him to eat. We are turning off the nutrition tomorrow & hoping for the best. Thank you for reading my posts & checking in on his well being. It makes the four walls of a hospital room with no window feel much bigger:)"  Melissa, Dylan's amazing mom!

I was very happy to see that Dylan is sitting up! Please continue to pray!

Friday, February 10, 2012

2/9/12 Dylan Update

"Dylan is sleeping peacefully after a big day. He was awake & alert for a good few hours! He had a long MRI, met with surgery, neurology, nutrition & infectious disease. For the 1st time, in 6 days, we finally have a grasp on the status of his C-diff Enterocolitis & his mental status. We have a long road ahead of us but we know Dylan is a fighter & is on the right track. On a sad note, the baby next to Dylan passed away today. This journey has taught us to appreciate every moment with our children."

Please continue to pray for Dylan and his family. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2-8-12 Dylan Update

"A rough day filled with good & bad news. Dylan opened his eyes more today but there are concerns about his mental state. An MRI is on the schedule for tomorrow. Cardiology is joining the team as his heart rate was very low today. He developed a rash on his body & a high WBC count. We haven't left his side since we started this journey 1/24th but at least here we are closer to our kids. Tonight we had the opportunity to see them for dinner:) Hoping for a better tomorrow."

Keep praying friends!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2-7-12 Dylan Update

Melissa: "Today marks 2 weeks in the hospital. Dylan had a rough night and a better day. The antibiotics seem to be doing their job but we need him to wake up. This is the hardest part. Keep the positive thoughts coming. Thank you!"

Keep praying! Thank you.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Prayers for Dylan UPDATE

Melissa posted: "Dylan is still critical but stable. He's not alert but will open his eyes. He's resting comfortably and in amazing hands. The Dr's say we got here in time. Yesterday it was, take it minute by minute. Today they said we can take it day by day. Our sincere heartfelt thanks for your amazing support."

Please keep praying for this family and their amazing little man.

Dylan today 2/6/12

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Please Pray for Dylan

I haven't posted for a while, not because there haven't been needs but because I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. Tonight, I felt strong about bringing a little guy to your attention.

Dylan has Emanuel Syndrome and had surgery last week in a hospital a few states away from his home. All seemed to be going well until last night. Here are some posts from his mother.

Melissa: "Our worst nightmare...we are back in the OR with a complication. He's in bade shape worse than any day in (the other hospital). Thank goodness for SIUH. The pediatric ER is amazing. Please keep him in your thoughts."


"Dylan is being transported by ambulance to the ICU at Children's Hospital. It's bad. They think it is Enterocolitis/obstruction."


"Dylan is in the intensive care unit at Cohen's Children Hospital. The doctors believe it is enterocolitis. He is not conscious and not doing well. Please think of him all day today. He needs everyone to pull for him."

and most recently

"Dylan is in critical but stable condition tonight. He's still not up but he looks better & he is in great care. He's alive thanks to the quick thinking of some amazing Dr's & nurses."

So I am asking you to please pray and please pass this on.

(When I get permission, I will post his photo, he is a handsome guy!)

Thank you.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Please Pray for Scarlett Grace

Little Scarlett Grace is in surgery at this very moment. Please visit her family's blog site Butterflies for details. She was diagnosed at the age of two months with a massive brain tumor.
Thank you!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Update On Moriah

This is Moriah's Latest Post on her condition. Please check in on her and pray for her family. They are inviting all prayer warriors to join in the battle!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Please pray for Moriah and Family!

Sweet Moriah has a lot of pressure on her heart. The medical team will be meeting with the family soon to discuss some very hard facts. Please pray for Moriah and her sweet parents. Go to Moments with Moriah to read the details.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day Prayers

I just wanted to remind all of you prayer warriors that there are many Moms spending Mother's Day in the hospital, praying over their child. Some are home caring for chronic health needs too. There won't be carefree frolicking in the park, brunch or handmade construction paper cards and gifts. The sound won't be melodious voices but the beeping of medical alarms. Also remember to pray for those spending Mother's day with a child in Heaven. I don't say any of this to bring you down but to make you aware of those who need your prayers. Even with my experience, I still need to be reminded.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ezekiel is home now!

Thank you to all who prayed for Ezekiel. He is home an on the mend. You can continue to stay updated at his Caring Bridge site. Thank you!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Update on Ezekial

From his Mom:

 "Please pray for my handsome little ezekiel. blood tests came back and showed that ezekiel has liver failure..."

Please continue to pray.

Urgent Prayers Needed for Little Ezekiel!

This photo was taken of 2 year old Ezekiel and his mommy this past week following G-Tube placement surgery. Last night he was rushed backed to the hospital with major issues including possible liver failure, low blood pressure and dangerously low blood sugar. Ezekiel was born with several serious birth defects and medical anomalies. You can visit his Caring Bridge Page for his story.
Please pray for Ezekiel and his mommy Chelsea who is a worn out mom, parenting on her own. It is stressful, lonely and often painful. If you have a prayer list, prayer chain or intercessor group, please add him to your list. Things aren't looking good for this little guy right now!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Miracle for Madalyn

Madalyn is still in the hospital. They had hoped to go home tomorrow and there have been complications so they may have to wait longer. They also are losing their private room which adds insult to injury. When you are a resident for months at a time, one of the only ways to keep your sanity is to make the room your own so moving is just one more thing on an already worn out family. Especially when the next move they want to make is HOME! Please check her Caring Bridge page here. Pray for wisdom for the Drs and answered for her treatment.

This is Mad doing her physical therapy with Greta.