Thursday, September 17, 2009

Praise Update!

Kerry just called with a praise update. Ethan is off the oscillator!!!!! And now on the ventilator! He is off most of his medications and all of his gas levels are good. He is moving his arms and legs and starting to open his eyes a little! Even though they will be there a while this is a HUGE improvement!!!! Keep praying and we'll send more updates as they come!


  1. GREAT NEWS!!! Our God is so good!! Not that it makes your journey any easier, but know that God has already used your sweet little Ethan in such a mighty way. People are are on their faces before God because of him!! I am praying for complete healing and peace that surpasses all understanding. Ethan is beautiful!
    ~Susy (Summerford) Spann

  2. Bonnie and Kerry,
    Hearing for the first time about Ethan's birth and the struggles he is facing, I have begun to pray for him as well as for you two and Helen. God loves you and He is merciful and faithful in His promises. May God give you peace knowing you all are in the palms of His hands.
    Annette Pitts

  3. Can you hear me shouting for joy!? Still praying and looking forward to more praises!


  4. Our God is so Good!! We have been praying for you, and now we rejoice with you also! I thank our Father for your strength, Bonnie's healing from the delivery, Helen while she is away from you, Kerry's willingness to share his heart and faith with us, the doctor's knowledge, the blessings to have Children's Hospital so close, peaceful rest for each of you... so many things to be thankful for! We serve an awesome and wonderful God! We continue to pray for you, and anxiously await meeting little Ethan. We love ya'll, John, Jen, Savannah & Gabriel Sweeney

  5. That is GREAT news!! God is so GOOD!! We have been praying for all of you and we will continue to pray. Ethan is so precious!!

    Chris and Heather Robertson

  6. That is WONDERFUL news!!! Praise God!!! My son is on a home ventilator and I know the struggles that they face getting all that worked out!! Hang in there!!! We have a Vent clinic in about 3 weeks... if you guys are still there we would love to come by and meet you!! And bring you anything that you may need!! We are still praying!!! And thanks for all the updates!!!

  7. That is GREAT news! We have been praying for all of you and will certainly keep on! It's obviously working!

    Eve and Brian Harney

  8. God is so good. My heart has been in tune with all your family members, with so many of the pictures and things that have been going on, causing me to recall what was happening with Sam, only a few months ago. I was rocking Sam last night and looking at him, thinking of how so many prayers have been answered for him, and thinking of ya'll and knowing how anxious you you are for each step and each report to go in the right direction. I know the problems that Sam had, has made him even more special to us. It is obvious that God is at work in this whole situation, especially seeing all the prayers that are being answered. If any one doubts that God is still working miracles, all they would have to do is to keep up with this blog.

    Kerry, your writings have touched my heart, and I know you'll never be the same again because of the things that God is showing you through this. I guess this is why we're suppose to give thanks at all times. We are in constant prayer for that special little boy, and all your family. I'm rejoicing with ya'll over the progress that happened, even in the last few hours.

    I love ya'll

    Wayne Folkes


  10. That is such wonderful news. What an Awesome God we serve!! We are praying that God will continue to heal little Ethan's body. We love you guys. Jamey, Kim, Tanner and Tucker

  11. This is all such wonderful news!!!! We will continue to pray! The updates are very encouraging and I am thrilled to see each one. God is most definitely at work. Love to all of you.

  12. Kerry,
    When you told me today that Ethan was doing so well, I was praising the Lord right in the car line to get Olivia. I started thinking about Ethan moving his little hands and feet. God just put on my heart Isaiah 52:6-7 "Therefore, My people shall know My name; therefore in that day I am the one who is speaking, 'Here I am'. How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, and announces salvation. And says Your God reigns!" The Lord has truly used a precious 1 week old to bring good news to others of Him and His works! He most cerianly does reign and we praise Him for that! Thank you for your beautiful witness to others and allowing God to use you in this trial. We love ya'll and will continue to pray for Ethan's healing.

  13. Praise be to God. I also have a Sweet little boy named Ethan and we chose his name for the same reasons you did - Strength and Endurance. Our Ethan is a fighter, he is 9 months old and although he was born with multiple birth defects he fights hard everyday. We will pray for our Sweet Ethan.

  14. I am absolutely overcome with emotion seeing God working through this precious little boy! God is using Ethan in SO MANY WAYS to bring people to their knees! He has worked so much in my life over this past week showing his love for me and making me even more dependent on Him! I believe that God has HUGE plans for Ethan. He has already been such a blessing to my life! Thank you, Bonnie and Kerry for being so transparent and allowing us to see God at work in you! I love you guys so much!

  15. This is such wonderful news! Billy and I both have been praying everytime we think of you during the day! God is using the two of you in such a mighty way, I can't wait to read your blog each day and hear of little Ethan's progress and hear what you have to say. Kerry, you make me want to jump up and say "Preach it brother!!" Your faith is astounding in this most difficult and trying time. We are praying for complete healing and restoration for that sweet precious boy, and for peace and perseverance for you, Kerry and Bonnie, as you weather this storm!

    Love and Prayers,

    Billy & Kristi Weeks

  16. What wonderful news!!! We will continue to pray for sweet Ethan.


  18. PRAISE THE LORD...GOD IS GOOD....ALL THE TIME!!! We have been praying hard for today to be a great day!!! So excited to hear the news! We will continue to pray for improvement like this everyday!! Thanks for sharing your story. You guys will never know how many people you are touching. God had big plans for Ethan! What a blessing he has already been to so many people! Bonnie and Kerry you are teaching so many people how important it is to walk by faith not by sight!! That is what being a Christian is all about! Thnaks for the update!
    Amber and Brantley Brockett

  19. What wonderful news!!! Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! Your sweet baby is a miracle and God is so amazing! God bless you and your sweet family as you continue to lean on him during this time. I'll say it again. Your faith is such a witness!! Thank you dear Lord for your many many blessings!!! Pray without ceasing!!

  20. Hi Bonnie and Kerry, you and Ethan are in our thoughts in prayers. We are so very happy to hear the update!


  21. We are continuing to pray for all of you Bonnie and Kerry! Praise God for this progress!!!

    Jodi Henry Wells

  22. We're so happy! Praise God for His mercy! We love you guys and praying for you each day.

    Love in Christ,

    Kyle, Christal, Eli and Gunner

  23. A friends just emailed me about your blog - My son had PPHN and spent 5 weeks at Arkansas Children's Hospital. I just want you to know that I am praying for him, and I'll post on my blog and ask others to pray as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

  24. Praying for you and little Ethan. What a Mighty God We Serve! My Jesus he can move the mountains, My God Is Mighty to Save, He is Mighty to Save! I continue to pray that God meets your every need and for healing for baby Ethan!

    Kristen King Lucas

    O ALMIGHTY GOD, giver of life and health, who hast taught us in thy holy word to pray over the sick and to anoint them with oil in the Name of the Lord: Grant, we beseech thee, to this person whom we anoint in thy Name refreshment of spirit, and, if it be thy holy will, perfect restoration to health; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    I would lay my hands upon thee In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
    O ALMIGHTY God, whose blessed Son did lay his hands upon the sick and healed them: Grant, we beseech thee, to this person on whom we now would hope to lay our hands in his Name refreshment of spirit, and, if it be thy holy will, perfect restoration to health; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. As Our GOD,the GREAT PHSYCIAN,guides the hands of mortal physicians with the utmost of HOLY POWER, and, as they hold HIS child in their capable hands,they are most blessed through HIM. Amen.
    UNTO God's gracious mercy and protection we commit thee. The Lord bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon thee and give thee peace, both now and evermore. Amen.

    St. Gerard, who, like the Saviour,
    loved children so tenderly
    and by your prayers freed many from disease and even death,
    listen to us who are pleading for our sick child.
    We thank God for the great gift of our son/daughter
    and ask Him to restore our child to health
    if such be His holy will.
    This favour, we beg of you
    through your love for all children and mothers.
    Your Cousins Sylvia McArthur-Vaughan,Allen Vaughan,Natalie V Adkinson,& Brett V Schaeperklaus

  26. Lisa Daniels - Rehobeth, ALSeptember 18, 2009 at 8:49 PM

    You don't know me, bt I am praying for your family. Our daughter, Breanna, was born with the same problemad almost had togo on ECMO, but with God's intervention, she did NOT!! And she is now 16 years old!!! We were in the NICU an then PICU also!! So, from a paren who has walked in yur shoes, I know how to pray for you!

    Lisa Daniels

  27. Kerry and Bonnie,

    So glad to hear Ethan is doing better. We have been keeping up with everything through your blog. It touches me everytime I read your words, may have missed you calling! We are praying for all of you....please let us know if you need anything.

    Love you,

    Jennifer and Jeremy