Thursday, July 16, 2009

please pray for my daughter

Early Morning
Late Night

Our amazing little girl Riley Grace continues her fight to heal a tiny heart and lungs. Early this morning she went back on oxygen after a rough night of rapid little breaths. Her struggle to suck in air has exhausted her. Oxygen helped but not enough so by 10am Riley was hooked up to a c-pap machine, which provides positive pressure airflow through her amazingly cute little nose. Morning consult with the docs revealed a few new items of concern. Number one besides the lungs is her heart. There is a murmur being caused by an open duct in her heart which allows extra blood to flow into her lungs. We have started her on medication to help speed the closing of that duct. She is a tough little peanut and we just know that she is going to be feeling much better very soon.

Thank you for your prayers. Thank you to our small group that met tonight to pray for us. We are humbled and blessed by you guys - thank you. Thank you to the St. Charles Church in Boardman, Ohio for your prayers.

We know that God does hear our prayer and ask you to consider praying for the following:

• That God would heal the broken body of little Riley Grace especially her heart and lungs.
• That God would give guidance and wisdom to the amazing nurses, doctors, technicians, and others that will work on our little girl tomorrow.
• That God would be glorified in the work of his servant Betsy
• That God will equip us to be the best possible parents we can be for Riley Grace

Thank you


  1. Thinking and praying for your family every day!!

  2. Prayers coming your way. She has a special place in my heart already. I was four pounds at birth (8 weeks early in 1968). Your daughter will come through this. Our medical technology is amazing. (((hugs)))

  3. Praying for Rily Grace. And you guys.
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  4. TeamCAC on Etsy is praying for your precious little girl...and her mommy and daddy.

    Thanks for the updates.
    We appreciate them.

    God Bless each of you.