Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday Update

Parke had a peaceful night last night. He ate a little formula before bed and kept it down. He slept 7 hours without waking up and then took a small amount of formula again this morning. We've continued to give him some pedialite to keep him comfortable and hydrated. We are not pushing food, but only giving it to him when he seems uncomfortable because he's hungry. The oxygen has really kept his color looking good, and his breathing seems less labored (except for a few periods of struggling). We have gone ahead and given him a few doses of morphine which helps when his breathing gets crazy and he becomes anxious. 

Parke is resting well now and being snuggled by Daddy. 
Landry and Collier are still here with us, and we plan to keep it that way as much as possible. We have some precious friends who are taking turns at the house playing with them, holding the baby, whatever we need to keep things as "normal" as possible. 
Please keep praying for comfort for sweet Parke. He is just a doll! 

Also, please pray for my sanity and for me not to be a crazy nut to my family. Stress has been a beast in our house this week, and satan is using it to create tension in what I want to be a precious and peaceful situation. 
On top of that, my mama flew out this morning on a mission-type trip out of the country. She struggled with leaving a little bit, but it had been planned for a long time. I acted tough when I talked to her on the phone early this morning, but it is going to be hard not having access to her (not even by phone) for several days. 
She's the one I talk to multiple times a day, and she's been on-call throughout this whole process for whatever we need. Friends have obviously stepped in and have been wonderful as well, but sometimes a girl just needs her mama! 

I will continue to keep you as updated as possible. Thanks so much for your prayers. 
God is good, all the time!


  1. Lindsey,

    My Bible study has been praying for you since Parke was born. Thank you for sharing such a personal and precious journey with us. I love your heart!

  2. Praying for you and your family. Your story breaks my heart. Parke is such a sweet, precious boy!