Today is a big day for Ethan. He had a stable night and good gas test results today! Praise the Lord.
Today the doctors are going to be aggressively trying to wean him from more medications. I don't think I have mentioned in the past posts, but Ethan has been chemically paralyzed in order to let his little body take in all the meds and work on his lungs improving. Please pray specifically that Ethan will react positively to coming off the medications, for his blood pressure to rise, and that he will respond well to the removal of the paralytic sedation as they "wake" him up. If these things don't go well today, Ethan will have to backtrack and restart some of the process. We know that our God is "able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us" (Eph. 3:20). Pray for continued healing and God's will to be done. He has been so faithful and answered so many prayers for them in 6 days!
Also, many people have asked about where they are staying and if they need anything. Yesterday, they were able to get a great 2 bedroom apartment! The Lord has provided this through a church in Birmingham and it will be a wonderful blessing to have a place long term if they need it. Also, Helen is coming today! They are beyond thrilled to see her. Please pray for her understanding that she will not get to see her baby brother right now, and that her mommy and daddy will need to be with him during the day as well. I'm sure there will be a roller coaster of emotion (more so today than in the past few). So please pray for God to strengthen them physically and emotionally for the day ahead.
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