Can You Come for a Visit? My ME/CFS Says No
My daughter and son-in-law just had a baby last week. We are thrilled. But we won't be able to see the baby or hold her any time soon. We won't be able to take over little gifts or help out with housework or babysitting.
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Newborn baby in need of prayers

Discussion in 'Spirituality and ME/CFS' started by Martlet, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Martlet - Caitlin was born at approx. 30 weeks and she weighed 4lbs, 4 oz, which was big for her term. Since she came completely by surprise there was no time for hormones through mother to make lungs develop. We were told when she was born that we need to pray and pray hard. WE DID!! After a month in hospital we were able to bring her home on Christmas Eve. Her heart surgery at 3 years old was to repair a hole between the 2 top chambers in her heart (related to premature birth). When she was born we were told that it was probable that she would have some or all of mental deficiency, similar downs syndrome, asthma, eye problems and etc..................

    I'm very proud to say that she has no indications of her premature birth whatsoever. She graduates high school in June and is ranked 14th academically out 218 students. She plays soccer and basketball. We are very fortunate and blessed!

    Little Libby has one very big thing in her favor! Premature girls have a much higher rate of survival in premature conditions than boys do!

    God bless and keep in touch!!

    August59 (JR)
     
  2. Martlet

    Martlet Senior Member

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    You are right. Sorry.
     
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    Martlet Senior Member

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    UPDATE - PRAISE GOD!

    Baby Liberty Rose has had all the tubes and wires removed, is feeding properly, breathing nicely and if she carries on like this, will be allowed to go home later this week.

    Once again - Thanks to you all for prayers and thoughts.

    Martlet
     
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    kat0465 Senior Member

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    that is amazing news martlet!! i keep all the people i pray for in a little notebook. it was so worn out i bought a new one last nite and she was the 2nd one i wrote down :) still praying.
     
  5. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    Great news. Thanks, Martlet, for letting us know.

    In celebration I've just posted two poems for Libby on my PR blog.
     
  6. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    I am so pleased to hear the good news!
    May all her life's challenges have been completed in this condensed time of struggle,
    such that the rest of her life be one of peace, freedom, and happiness!
     
  7. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    What is the latest on Little Libby? Did she get to come home?
     
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    Andrew Senior Member

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    I just noticed this thread. Any more news?
     
  9. Martlet

    Martlet Senior Member

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    I just got a new photo of baby Libby and talked to my cousin. She is now home and completely well. Just look at the difference between now and just a couple of weeks ago. I can't stop praising God.

    Again, thank you all for your prayers. See what wonders they do!
     

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  10. kat0465

    kat0465 Senior Member

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    martlet, she looks like a different baby! Praise God,you can't even tell she had ever been sick :) thanks so much for the new pic.
    there is a book called heaven is for real. about a little boy who was so extremely ill from a ruptured appendix. he went to heaven and told things a 4 year old would never know unless he went to heaven. in it he mentions over and over how Jesus so loves the children.
    her pic just reminded me of his story, she is living proof.

    Kat
     
  11. Martlet

    Martlet Senior Member

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    I know, Kat. It's an astonishing difference. There is another photo of her and I swear she has a smile in her eyes, even though she is just one month old today.

    I will have to read that book. It sounds very uplifting.
     
  12. 3CFIDS@ourhouse

    3CFIDS@ourhouse still me

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    What wonderful news! Thank you for the picture, Martlet. What a precious little girl and what a sweet opportunity you gave us to see God's healing work in this baby's life!
     
  13. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    She is precious. They are so resilient when they are little. Nothing seems to bother them, but when it does it goes as quickly as it came, which leaves you wondering what the heck??
     

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