Monday, September 01, 2008

Please

Anyone who is reading this and is willing to give some time over to praying and fasting for my little baby can consider themself welcome.

The ultrasounds we had last Thursday and Friday show that E has cleft lip, cleft palate, but also what is called a "horseshoe kidney". His kidneys never separated into two separate kidneys. Each of these defects isn't deadly, and though they require surgery, we feel like they are something we can handle. They can be fairly benign.

Something we are not sure we can handle without spiritual support is this: they did an amniocentesis on Friday as well, because it's possible he is sicker than he looks. We're praying that the problems stop with what we know, but the results from the amniocentesis aren't coming back until Wednesday (for various Trisomy syndromes, etc.) of this week, and another week later for the rest of the testing. They are doing a full range of genetic testing that we are hoping come back completely negative. We pray that his brain and all his mental faculties are in tact, and ask for anyone's help who's willing to give it. Fortunately, his body looks pretty strong and normal in every other way. We only are asking God that his problems end where they are. I'll update information again when I can. Please help just by thinking of him.

9 comments:

angelic pursuits said...

We'll pray for you. (this is Angela Hawkins, by the way.)

Kristi said...

We will pray for Eli and for your family.

With much love, Kristi

Matt & Kristen said...

We'll be thinking and praying for you guys.

Robin said...

You guys will be in my prayers. I love you! Big hug.

HW said...

Oh Kendahl! Thank you for letting us know so we can pray with and for you. I love you!

mhuff said...

We're praying for you. Let us know what else we can do!

Jim Millecam said...

family and friends fast is Sunday, hopefully you can join us - Dad Millecam

kendahl said...
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kendahl said...

feel free to fast before sunday too, for the test results. by sunday we should know what we're dealing with, and even if it's just the 2 problems we already know about, we're still going to need some help.