Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The power of your prayers

I wanted to give a little update on the little boy I asked you to pray for a couple of weeks ago: Samuel Knight. Little Samuel was able to come off ECMO (the heart/lung bypass machine) a week ago and he has since been extubated from the ventilators as well and breathing on his own with the aid of a nasal cannula. I have thought often about the words his mother said in her blog post from last Wednesday after he was taken off ECMO:

"Samuel had surgery to take him off of ECMO. He did fabulous and is now resting comfortably on a ventilator. The surgeon came to talk to us after the procedure and told us that Samuel was our little miracle. They don't often see 2 year old children respond well to ECMO and Samuel's recovery has been very surprising to all of the doctors. We all know that this is really the work of the Lord and that he has worked a miracle in Samuel."

Isn't it absolutely incredible to see this display of answered prayer!? Samuel is doing outstanding now, all things considering what his little body has been through over the past couple of weeks. He still has a long road of recovery ahead of him, so please continue to pray for the little guy.

And while we are on the subject of prayer, please keep my sister and niece (Ashley and Hailey) in your prayers tomorrow. Hailey has her first genetics appointment tomorrow, and the first appt is always very daunting and exhausting. I pray that they get good news regarding Miss Hailey...who, from what I've been told, is a whopping 10 pounds now! Hopefully they will also get some good news from her cardiologist appt today as well.

And you know that I simply can't leave many posts without pictures, so here's another proof that God is a merciful God who hears and answers prayers:
The little dude isn't quite walking yet, but he is so close. He will take a couple of good steps and is still trying to figure out the ins and outs of balance in the meantime. It was just a few months ago when we wondered if Nathan would be capable of such monumental milestones, and look at him now! The Lord is so good!


Anonymous said...

Look at that little Nate-man standing like that! He looks so old! WTG Buddy. That is awesome news on your friends son. I will continue to keep him in my prayers.


Jill on January 21, 2009 at 9:22 PM said...

Love It!

VanderbiltWife on January 22, 2009 at 8:51 AM said...

Oh my goodness! I stopped reading your blog when I was home on maternity leave (had baby Oct. 27th). Now I am back and I can't believe how big Nathan is!! Wow!!

AmyG on January 22, 2009 at 8:55 AM said...

I'm glad Samuel is doing so well!

And look at Nathan! He's such a little miricle!

Michelle Garvin said...

God is good! WTG Nate!!! Doesn't your heart over run with joy at the milestones that many take for granted! Miracles do happen!

Lisa on January 22, 2009 at 9:20 AM said...

Precious! What a little man.

Lisa Q

Uncle Norman on February 3, 2009 at 10:39 AM said...

Natan, Uncle Norman would love a great big sugary hug!

Our love and prayers to you and your family.

Uncle Norman on February 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM said...

Ciber space left out a letter in Nathan's name. Sorry. (U. Norm)

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