Friday, March 21, 2008

Early Good Friday Morning

Mikan is doing okay. Jenna was able to hold him Thursday. Because of the jet vent, it is quite an orchestration to be able to get all of the equipment in the right places to be able to hold him.
Mikan's lung x-ray does not look ideal. He may have underdeveloped lungs or pneumonia, both of which are fairly common for preemies. He is on antibiotics. He has also been given regular doses of morphine because of his frequent attempts to fight the jet vent. While the doctor continues to end conversations with phrases like, "He is not doing anything out of the ordinary," pneumonia does not sound good and the PDA is still an issue. I am looking forward to a mini-break with Easter.


Joseph J said...

Jenna, John, and Mikan,

In these up and down times, I found comfort in the following verses this morning. I hope you will too. (You may recognize the lyrics from On Eagle's Wings.)

Besides a personal prayer, it is a request for continued zeal in the prayers of all your supporters.

You guys have done it all right - always made the right choice. God is with you.

Love to all,
Grandpa Kartje

Psalm 91
You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, Say to the LORD, "My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust." God will rescue you from the fowler's snare, from the destroying plague,
Will shelter you with pinions, spread wings that you may take refuge; God's faithfulness is a protecting shield.
You shall not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day, Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness, nor the plague that ravages at noon. Though a thousand fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, near you it shall not come. You need simply watch; the punishment of the wicked you will see. You have the LORD for your refuge; you have made the Most High your stronghold. No evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent.
For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways.
With their hands they shall support you, lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the asp and the viper, trample the lion and the dragon.
Whoever clings to me I will deliver; whoever knows my name I will set on high.
All who call upon me I will answer; I will be with them in distress; I will deliver them and give them honor.
With length of days I will satisfy them and show them my saving power.

VanO family said...

The Novena to The Divine Mercy began today. Our daily intentions are for you and Mikan! Keep the simplest of prayers in your hearts, "Jesus, I trust in you."
If you need someone to pray with, we will be there in minutes!