Friday, March 14, 2008

God, Please Hear Our Prayers

Please continue to pray for my sweet little great-nephew.

He is just over a week old and holding his own.

I do not feel comfortable giving detailed updates, as I do not speak directly to the baby's mother and I don't want to make any assumptions that are not accurate. I just know that he is very tiny and so vulnerable and in need of prayers.

This is a very difficult time for the baby's mother and my sweet nephew - please keep them in your thoughts and prayers, as well as my sister, my mother and all of this baby's family.

My sister visits the baby daily and keeps me up to date on his condition, as I am not permitted to see him until he is much stronger.

We know God continues to watch over our baby and it will work out according to God's plan. We appreciate everyone that has been praying and worrying and inquiring about his condition.

For now ... we are hoping with all of our hearts, praying as hard as we can and waiting patiently for our baby to grow stronger and stronger each day.

Isn't he the sweetest little thing? I love how he touches his face and I love his little hands. I love this baby.

Thank you so much for your prayers!

*This is a message from my sister, Cheryl: As a first time grandmother of this precious precious gift of God, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your prayers and thoughts and comments through this blog. He's a lucky little guy to have so many people praying for him. He's absolutely precious. We have a very long road ahead of us. I know this- My God is Mighty and He has a plan and a purpose. Please continue to pray for my precious new grandbaby, but also please hold up Danielle and Cody in your prayers. Thank you so much.

76 comments:

multipleblessings said...

Praying! ... Thanks for the update.

Julie

Brittany said...

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11: 1

God is working in ways we cannot see. I pray your little one will stay strong and continue to fight. :)

Angie said...

Such amazing photos. The delicate transluscent skin. Praying the little guy gets enough oxygen on his own. Praying God gives him the strength to sustain on his own. Praying he grows and thrives. Praying he has no residual problems. Praying for his lungs, his heart, his eyes, all his organs. Praying for his very life.

KEEP BELIEVING

Amy said...

Kellan -

You do not even have to ask, he's on my prayer list permenantly. I can't help myself from tearing up when I see his picture.

With love & prayer,
Amy

Holly said...

Continueing to keep you all in my prayers!

HRH said...

Thanks for the update and the precious picture...prayers continuing.

Dawn said...

I'm glad he continues to grow stronger each day. I think about your nephew often and he continues to be in my prayers. Thanks for the update.

Kelli said...

I love your updates. I love the sweet pictures, We will cont to pray for ya all.

OHmommy said...

Kellan.

Always in OUR prayers.

Kathryn said...

I'm so glad that you keep posting these reminders for more prayers. So many times out of sight is out of mind, and the reminders for prayers is really helpful.
He will continue to be in my prayers!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You can count on us.

Becky said...

Awww, the sweet little fella.

We're praying for you all every day, Kellan, and will continue to do so. God bless you guys.

Cathy said...

Consider it done.

My Goodness said...

So glad he's a fighter...pray without ceasing.

Natalie said...

I'll say prayers for sure!!!

Shellie said...

Those pictures are so bittersweet. He's in MY prayers!

imbeingheldhostage said...

praying and stalking your site for details continuously.

sting said...

my heart goes out to your little great-nephew there.. he has all these tubes into him that it breaks my heart.. really hope he continues to be a fighter and become a strong boy eventually..

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

With all the prayers being sent his way, this little gem ought to be 10 feet tall and built like a linebacker very soon!

Hallie :)

Jacki said...

Reading about this makes me so thankful that we live in the day and age where little ones like this actually have a chance at life. To think that even 50 years ago he this miracle would not be possible.

He's so cute!!

This Southern Belle said...

So thankful that he continues to fight and praying for him daily. What a little blessing!

Kaci said...

Thanks for the update, praying for him daily! :(

Amanda said...

This baby has definitely been in my thoughts and prayers.

kimmy said...

My friend had a daughter that was born at 24 weeks and she was very vulnerable as well. I remember visiting her in the NICU and I couldn't believe how tiny she was in her little incubator. Her daddy's wedding band could fit all the way up her arm!

Anyway, she is almost 6 years old and you would never know she was a preemie! She was slow to reach certain milestones (walking and talking), but now she is a very healthy and happy little girl. She is actually bigger than my daughter now!

I will keep your nephew in my prayers. Have a great weekend!

Kimmy

Bren said...

He is still on my prayer list. I will call my dad(who is a minister) and have him added to their prayer list as well.

His little hands are so adorable. I can't help but smile when I look at him.

Laura said...

sending lots of prayers and well wishes

Kelly said...

The photos ARE amazing!! I hope he stays strong and keeps hanging in there. Every day helps him that much more. I'm keeping him in my thoughts.

LunaNik said...

My heart aches when I see this pic. So small, so delicate, so precious. As others said, thanks for the update. Now, I'm not much of the praying type, but I am sending lots of good vibes, love, and strength to that little lamb. ((hugs))

Marie said...

He's a little fighter! Thanks for the update. I'll continue praying for him and your entire family.

Hugs...

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

He's one week old, that's wonderful! May he continue to grow stronger and healthier each day! Prayers and hugs to you all.

Lizzy

Patti said...

It's been on my mind and heart but I knew you would update when appropriate.
Continued Prayers for the sweet baby and his loving family!

Courtney said...

I will continue and thanks for the update.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ He's so tiny and looks so fragile!

Catizhere said...

Of course I will continue to pray for your great-nephew & your family.

Thank you for keeping up updated.

Family Adventure said...

Thinking of you all, Kellan. He looks beautiful - and strong!

Heidi

Misty said...

Keeping the prayers coming.....

I can't even imagine.

xo Misty

katy said...

What a beautiful baby...We are keeping him in our prayers and thinking happy thoughts for the entire family.

Mimi said...

Thank you so much for the update. I am continuing to keep him in my prayers. Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy, Lord have Mercy.

Rachel said...

Thank you for the update!! Prayers still being said for him and he's on our Bible Study's prayer list as well!!

Leah said...

What a precious baby. My prayers continue for him and his entire family! HUGS

Mo said...

My thoughts are prayers are still with your great nephew, you, and your family.

One Scrappy Gal said...

I am thinking of your family and wishing you all lots of love and strength during this difficult time. Having just had a baby, I cannot even imagine your sister's anguish right now. Praying that all ends up well and that your little great nephew will be home with his family before too long. Hang in there. Think positive thoughts.

Joanna said...

Kellan, I don't know if you talk with the mommy or if just your sister - but I'm praying that she will stop feeling guilty. Things happen and a momma's heart wants to fix it but can't. Praying for all. Hope sis can encourage her.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Thank you for the update--i know it is sometimes hard to post the ups and downs in these situations.
I will keep praying for all.

R Family of 4 said...

Thanks for the update Kellan. I can not imagine what his mom is going through. I have continued to pray for your sweet baby. Here where I live we have an annual saving babies lives campain. All the money raised goes to NICU and toward purchasing life saving equipment. I want you to know I thought of your nephew as I pledged my donation.

girlytwins said...

Haven't stopped praying for your little guy. God has to be listening to all the love this little guy is getting.

That is a precious photo.

dlyn said...

So precious!

Hillary said...

I love those pictures! Such a tiny baby! And always in my prayers.

Eileen said...

Kellan,
That beautiful baby has been in my prayers every night. You don't even have to ask. I hope his mother and the rest of your family are holding up ok, during this very difficult time. Let us know if there is anything more we can do.
How are you doing?
XOXOXO

Stacie said...

Bless his heart. He is still in my thoughts.

just jamie said...

Haven't stopped thinking about him... Bless that baby. Thanks for the update. Miracles happen every day.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

He is just so beautiful, thinking and praying for him and your family. I told you of a friend here who has a babe born at 24 weeks as well. She is now 70 days old and doing well. She is finally starting to gain some weight on donated breast milk, her mom had to fight to get the hospital to allow it, but it seems to be doing some good. She has many issues still, but is a fighter with many people loving on her and praying for her, just like your nephew.
God bless you guys,
Kristen

Ann(ie) said...

Continued prayers coming your way, love. Thinking of you and your family and that little sweet boy.

Rachel said...

Thanks for the update Kellan. It must be so hard, Lots of prayers and love for your family and this little boy.

mama meji said...

I'll have this baby in my prayers, Kellan. Have a blessed day!

The Boyds Family said...

Thanks for the update. He is in my daily prayers.

Take care.
Yvette

Kami said...

oh those pictures, what a precious baby boy.

He continues to be in my prayers as are you all.

Take care!

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

Kellan,
you are all in our prayers and we will continue to keep you there. I understand your reservations about updates. Just know that we all care and will be here for you.

LOVE,
Tami

Cheryl said...

As a first time grandmother of this precious precious gift of God, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your prayers and thoughts and comments through this blog. He's a lucky little guy to have so people praying for him. He's absolutely precious. We have a very long road ahead of us. I know this- My God is Mighty and He has a plan and a purpose. Please continue to pray for my precious new grandbaby, but also please hold up Danielle and Cody in your prayers. Thank you so much

Jen said...

Thanks for the update. Isn't it amazing how something that small can cause us to feel so muchlove?

Tammy said...

These photos you share with us are amazing and beautiful. We are keeping the little one in our prayers.

Pam said...

You know we will continue to pray!

Steph said...

Kellan,

Still praying for your entire family.

Have a good weekend.
Steph

Jen said...

Prayers.

Melissa said...

Those hands get me everytime.

I'm still praying and hoping your here next week telling us how well he is doing and the week after that and the week after that...

Bavani said...

I pray every time I click on your website hoping for good news about your little angel - and I'm glad to have found some good news this time too :)

JCK said...

He is a precious, precious little guy. And they are all in my prayers. Thanks for the update!

Shan said...

Thanks so much for the update. You're all still in my prayers.

Nadine said...

Kellan, you and your family and that beautiful baby boy are in my prayers.

It's experiences and stories like yours that remind me to not take for granted the 8 week old blessing that is now happily nursing in my arms. And I thank you for that.

Hang in there.

JO-N said...

I hope everything is well and that he will be strong. Still praying for him.

Elaine A. said...

Continued prayers for all, especially baby and his parents... he sounds like a real fighter and with this much support and prayer I am sure he's going to do wonderfully!!

joan said...

I'll continue to pray for this tiny little angel. What a sweet photo.

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Toni said...

Still thinking of and praying for him.... God bless him and his parents!

girlymom said...

I have been wondering how he was doing. He sure is a little fighter! My prayers are with all of you, I cannot imagine what his mother and the rest of the family are going through.

Sonia said...

I will say prayers for sure! Sending positive thoughts too!

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