Tuesday, October 6, 2009

prayer request

Update 1: Jonah is sounding much better than when he woke up this morning. He's definitely not 100% and a little more fussy than usual, but doesn't seem to be getting any worse. And still no fever. Hooray!

The blister has not affected his eating (I don't think) so far, although he is not eating well. It doesn't seem to be a "can't latch on" issue so much as a "tired and grumpy" issue. So far it's just our everyday eating issues, although the blister is still there and will probably get bigger. They always do. He's only eaten a little over three ounces both feedings so far. He went down for a nap about a half an hour ago, so I'm hoping he'll sleep to fight off whatever this is.

So it's not nearly as bad as I was thinking this morning. Hopefully everything only gets better from here.

Thanks for all the prayers! Look how they're working!
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Jonah woke up sick this morning. He's congested with a weak cry. I figure he has what I was trying to get last week. He doesn't feel like he's running a fever, so right now it is minor.

Also, I noticed when I was trying to feed him some oatmeal this morning (the operative word being trying), he has a big blood blister on the back of his tongue. Those are the kind that keep him from being able to take his bottles, and they usually get very big and a lot worse before they drain. Praying that it will drain on its own and quickly. I don't want to (and don't know if I can) go back there with a needle.

He already lost an ounce from the week before last to last week (as opposed to gaining six ounces like he's been doing), so I'm not happy that he'll likely be unable to eat today.

Feeling overwhelmed before 9 am.

Please pray.

51 comments:

Becca B. said...

Sending love and prayers your way from Arkansas.

Misty said...

Praying...

Sharon said...

Lifting both you and Jonah up in prayer today!

Erika said...

lots of love and prayers from Erika in Delaware, for you and sweet baby Jonah (and the rest of the family)

Ellen said...

Praying for Jonah!

boltefamily said...

praying....

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and sending prayers from Boston. Fingers are crossed for a much less overwhelmed update later today...

Tricia said...

I will pray. For both of you.

Redeemed1 said...

I will be thinking of you and praying throughout the day. Hang in there!

jess said...

Big hugs to all of you.

Amanda said...

Lord, please give Patrice strength and peace today. Please heal the blister on the back of Jonah's tongue so that he can eat again.

j3k said...

Sending prayers, hearts and hugs, ! I still read everyday I just don't comment!!!! I pray for all of you often.....My 2 kids are so in love with Jonah they even have their friends at school asking about him (they are 11 and 12)..... I had one mom ask if he was a relative because my daugther talks so much about him. We always keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care and lots of hearts and hugs..... Marie

Lindsay said...

Sweet Patrice, lots of love and prayers for you & Jonah today. Hang in there!

Laura said...

We just prayed...sweet Jonah. Praying for you too mama.

Just Add Walter said...

praying for sweet baby jonah

Melanie said...

Lifting you both up in prayers.

Sabrina said...

Praying for you all.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Love and prayers coming from all of us! Love you so much.

Monkeys Mommy ♥ said...

Poor baby. I hope he feels better soon. Prayers for your sweet little boy!

The Buchanan Family said...

Thinking of you today and always! Stay strong!

libby @ ninesandquines said...

hang in there - we're all sending prayers and hugs your way!

Alex(andra) said...

Lots of hugs and prayers from Kansas.

Ann said...

Praying as I type in PA

Lucy and Ethel said...

Big hugs and prayers from the NC mountains -

Lucy

http://thesuitelifeoflucyandethel.blogspot.com/2009/10/jonah-prayer-request.html

Jara said...

Prayers have been sent! and will continue to pray!

lifelaughsandlove said...

Praying for you and Jonah! God is bigger than any blister out there!

~Amy

Deciduous Heather said...

Praying for Jonah!!

Tracey said...

Praying special prayers for sweet Jonah...

KK said...

Praying!

Anonymous said...

I'm praying too, and will keep on praying as long as I can....
Jannette

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and Jonah today!

Anonymous said...

Patrice,
One option to consider, that is not as invasive as a G-tube, would be to learn to put a NG tube in (it goes in his nose to his stomach). It's not that difficult to put in. When he has a hard time feeding over multiple days, you could feed him via the NG and he would not lose the nutrition. Just a thought, we will keep praying for him.

Barbara and AJ (RDEB 21 months)

Tricia said...

Patrice, you might want to check out this site for some soft things that can be special made for Jonah to your specs, including car seat strap covers. http://www.cccphilly.com/LittleBits.html
I have already prayed for you several times today, and I will keep it up. God bless. :)

Anonymous said...

Oops - forgot - the NG tube would impact his face (as you can imagine) but it is possible to do. We did it with AJ for three months.

Barbara and AJ (RDEB 21 months)

Wanda Wilkinson said...

Prayers are being sent up as I type, praying that the blister has popped (healed) that the congestion is gone. Peace & comfort for mom also.

Love.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys today. Hopefully the blister will get better soon so he can eat.

Trace Car Driver said...

praying. i'm doing a study on phil 4:8, a verse i'm sure you know. but it helps to remind myself that these are the things i need to think on: "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

Mace and Brei said...

so sorry...can only imagine how frustrating and overwhelming all of this can be for you. praying for you...ps, I think you're a fabulous mom. Jonah and Gabe have been really, really blessed to have you guys as parents.

Anonymous said...

Praying for sweet baby Jonah...and mama and daddy, too!

Ben and Meredith McDaniel said...

praying for your little man & his gorgeous ice blue eyes! loved the video too :)

Rose said...

praying!

Lorraine-bo said...

Almighty Father,
Please bring healing to Jonah's little body so that he can eat and breathe without pain or obstacle.
In the power of Jesus name, Amen!

Confessions Of A Working Mom said...

Prayers always. On a side note, have you heard of the Walk To Remember this week in K-Vegas? Something you might be interested in for Gabe.

Anonymous said...

That's great news!!
Thank YOU for taking the time to update!

Love & prayers from South Carolina

Rebecca said...

Praying for you and Jonah!

Rebekah said...

Patrice, I pray that Jonah's immune system is strong and can fight off this stupid sickness. This time of year is hard for all children with the weather changing...but sweet Jonah needs extra prayers, and thats just what I am doing.

Hugs

Anonymous said...

So glad he is doing better. Will continue to pray. He is a though cookie I know he will fight what ever he has. Sending all my love and prayers your way. Love Blanca and Aydin from Columbus Ohio.

chinamoon1420 said...

praying for you....try not to worry! yeah...right! Easier said than done. It is all in God's hands.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Praying for sweet Jonah! And for his precious mother. I pray that the overwhelming feeling will turn into sweet grace from our precious Lord.

Sandy said...

Patrice,
I don't get to read your posts until the evenings. I'm glad Jonah felt better throughout the day. (I pray he's still doing better at this very hour.) I loved seeing your DCF pictures. Oh, and the video, that was hilarious! Boy, when he saw that camera, he just wasn't the same baby! I thought he looke liked a little fish trying to talk, the way he kept moving his mouth. I guess he was trying to make the clicking sound though. Thinking back to your blogs the first few months of Jonah's life, it so humbling to see pictures and videos of Jonah and your outings and such, things I tended to take for granted with my own children. You and Matt are wonderful parents and I hope you continue to be able to take Jonah places and enjoy your life with him. He is SUCH A PRECIOUS SOUL and a blessing to so many people.
God bless you all.

With Love and Prayers,
Sandy Moore

American History said...

We are praying as well. We found this site called www.holylandprayer.com. It might bring you some relief. God bless.