Wednesday, December 24

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Two days until Christmas, and we finally got our shopping done. We are working on getting a room in the Ronald McDonald House, so the girls can stay with us a couple of days to celebrate Christmas.
Baby Todd has had an up and down day. The x-ray of his lungs appears to be better than yesterday, but his kidneys and liver took a step in the wrong direction. The doctors do not have a solution to help them, at this point. They are running a lot of tests to see what they can find. It may be side effects from the VV ECMO machine. To make a long story short, Baby Todd needs to come off the VV ECMO as soon as possible, but at this point his lungs do not appear to be completely ready. It's like we are stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Today we are praying for complete healing in Todd's lungs, so he can be taken off the VV ECMO tomorrow. This is a big thing to ask God for, but I know he will be faithful in ways that can not be described.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Out of the mouth of babes and infants you have ordained praise" Psalms 8:2a

Lord we release your healing virtue to Todd's lungs and body. We praise you oh God for your marvelous works to the children of man.
Uncle Galen

Gina said...

What a precious testimony of faith you display...trusting the Rock when you are between a rock and a hard place.
Trusting with you,
Gina

Anonymous said...

Little Todd is under the shadow of the Almighty. Nothing is too little or big for our God! We pray for Your healing, Father, in Todd's body.
Love,
Rosanne

The Amstutz Family said...

We are praying!

Allen Eshleman said...

Hi Dusty and Jerri,

We are praying for the healing of Todd's lungs and other organs.

Pastor Al and Mary Ellen

Megan and Jason said...

Your family is such a wonderful example of how to Love God and have complete faith in His ability to lead our lives. You are definitly inspiring to us and I am sure to others. We pray for your family daily!!

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for Baby Todd and the rest of the family. Trusting and hanging in there with you, Rachel& Lloyd

Berb said...

Dear Jerri, I am praying for little Todd, where sight and earthy knowledge may say it isen't possible, we know with God it is.
Praying that in spite of what you are going through you will have a Merry Christmas. This child is very precious to our Lord and His presense is upon him. I know and understand how hard this is, just continue in the faith you are revealing to us on this page and God will give you and your husband the strength you both need.
Barb Wadel