Monday, November 9, 2009

Prayer Warriors Needed!!

We are so very thankful for Christian friends, family and even strangers who were faithful to lift up our family in prayer during Ethan's NICU stay. Our Heavenly Father worked in a mighty way to unite His children in prayer for our baby boy. I have an URGENT prayer request. Please PLEASE pray for baby Hudson Smith, son of Justin and Amber (Holland) Smith of Dothan, Alabama. He was born Friday and diagnosed with PPHN, the same condition Ethan was born with. He is at Children's Hospital in Birmingham being prepped to go on the ECMO (heart and lung bypass) machine as I type this. He also has a pneumothorax, which is basically (to my best understanding) a small hole in his lungs that causes air to accumulate in his lung cavities. Please pray specifically that Hudson's pneumothorax would heal quickly, that his little body would rest and respond to the ECMO treatment, that his blood pressure and other stats would stabilize, and for peace and comfort from our Jesus for Justin, Amber and their family. Hudson also has a big brother at home, Holland, whose first birthday is today. I know how our hearts were torn between Ethan and Helen during our time in Birmingham - please pray for Holland also. Amber is a sweet friend of mine and cousin to my close friends, Cicely and Molly. The Lord was so good and faithful to heal Ethan...please pray without ceasing the same blessings for this precious baby boy!! Bonnie