Melissa Hicks has a friend in Valdosta whose baby is having serious complications. They have asked for prayers and so I'm pasting Melissa's posts on my blog today. For further updates on this baby you can access Melissa's blog from my links on the right.
October 6th Parker update:
Before I begin I would like to say that the info I am receiving is from my mom who has been in contact with a family member. I know that the info is correct, I just don't know specifics.
Angie made it to Macon safely yesterday and got to hold Parker for a few hours. He is not on a respirator but still needs the feeding tube. He was not able to suck or swallow as of yesterday. Today the doctors met with the family and I think were able to give them better news. They said he is now stable, but the right side of the brain did not develop completely. (I am not sure what all that controls) They didn't have a lot of news except that it looks like he will be able to go home in two weeks. After that, they really didn't know how he would do. I don't think they could really tell what all he would be able to do in the future, if anything. Sorry this is such a vague post...this is as much as I have been told. As I said before, this is coming through 3 people, so hopefully I will not have anything mixed up.
Angie did try to nurse him and she thought he sucked a little. He has also had a bowel movement and urinated. Those are good signs that some of his organs are working.
My mom is going tomorrow to see them, so I hope Angie will be able to tell her more details.
Thank you so much to those of you who have passed this story on. I know it will mean so much to them.
Angie and Donald were able to get into the Ronald McDonald house and here is the address if you would like to send cards.
Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia
Angie and Donald Hendley
1160 Forsyth St.
Macon, GA 31201
I will post more tomorrow. Please keep praying! It seems like over the past 24 hours the news hasn't gotten worse, so keep praying.
"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."
October 3rd Update on Parker
I have seen through another family very recently the power of prayer and I ask that you keep this family in your prayers. My friend and my mom's fellow teacher, Angie, went into the hospital today to have her baby. It was a scheduled C-section, and Parker was born about 12:30 today. We went to see them tonight and when we got there they had just told them that he probably had down syndrome. They are obviously surprised and upset and I ask that you say a special prayer for them. Angie and Donald have a 3 year old daughter, Lauren. They are a sweet family and followers of Christ. They told us he may have to be taken to another hospital also. That is about all I know, but I will update more tomorrow. Please pass this info on to any other prayer warriors. Thanks.
October 4th Update on Parker
Parker was sent to see a specialist about two hours away. The doctors now have said that Parker's problems go way beyond downs. They think he might have had a stroke and had some siezures even in the womb. He is also partly brain dead. This is much more worse than the doctors originally thought. My mom was going up to see Angie after school. Donald is in Macon with Parker. Parker will be in the hospital for at least two more weeks. Please, Please keep praying for this family. I know this has to be a rough time for them. I will update when I find out more. Please pass this on if you will.
2nd October 4th Parker Update
They thought he had down syndrome but now they have found much more. He is partly brain dead and deaf. He can't eat through a tube anymore and is on oxygen. They took him this morning to a hospital about two hours away and his daddy, Donald is with him. Angie is going tomorrow, Lord willing to be with them. She has been sick with worry and has not been able to eat much and keep it down. They have a 2 year old, Lauren. Please keep this family in your prayers. I will update my blog when I find out new info. if you want to check that. Pass this info on.
Thanks in advance for lifting these special people up.