Monday, January 21, 2008

Day 50 - Pray for Tristan

Tristan had a really rough night last night! He was awake and cried most of the night and when he finally fell asleep his apnea monitor went off several times. His stomach was very upset and his color changed several times so we took turns watching him all night. We are so excited and humbled that the Lord has allowed us to already have 50 incredible days and yet at the same time we are faced with new challenges every day as Tristan's health and little body reacts differently. In the past few weeks I have come here, to my blog, and asked for prayer for so many of my sweet Internet friends and will continue to do so as the need arises, however today I simply come and ask that you please pray for Tristan. I know that so many of you are praying for us, as the comments reflect and we so appreciate it, it means more than we can express. I know you are a praying group of "Internet" people and that is why I am posting this entry. Please remember Tristan and our family in the upcoming days. The following is a list of specific prayer requests that we would ask that you pray about:

1. For Tristan's 2 heart meds to work - the first reduces the fluid in his lungs, the second allows the blood to flow through his heart correctly

2. For Tristan's doctors to have wisdom re: his heart, his reflux, his apnea and his weight gain

3. For the Zantac to work - this helps the reflux

4. For Tristan's oxygen levels to rise - they are low, this is why he is turning gray and blue

5. For Tristan's apnea to decrease - this is when he stops breathing

6. For my and Trayc's emotions and fears as we face each day


Thank you for continuing to follow our journey and for praying for our family!

Philippians 4:6-7 says: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

31 comments:

Martha said...

I just lifted up each of your requests to our Heavenly Father. He hears and he cares.

Chrissy said...

Praying for you as always!

Marianne said...

Praying specifically for each of your needs. Sending up very special prayers for Tristan's breathing and color. Also asking God to bless the doctor's as they plan his care. May He bless you as you continue on this journey.

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Yvette-

Praying for very specific things over the upcoming days. Thank you for sharing what is going on and allowing us to pray for you all. By the way, I love the picture of Trayc and Tayden listening to Tristan's heart... priceless!

Love and praying specifics,
Kenzie

M said...

I have come to love your sweet family and I am praying for each requests tonight!

Michelle

Cathy said...

I cannot tell you how many times a day I think of Tristan and all your family. Each time I offer a prayer that God will allow more time and that with each day the stress will begin to diminish. Don't get frustrated because this does take time. Again with each thought I offer a prayer for God's goodness to overflow and cover precious Tristan and your family.
CAthy & Annabel

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family!

Rachelle - Kansas

Vivi said...

Only God could let you sleep after your baby turned blue next to you! I bless Him for the special times you've been able to have with your dear boys. May God continue to be your help and stay! You are prayed for in Central Texas!

Jen in Al said...

Praying for Tristan and you all every day! thank you for sharing your precious requests! Tayden is a real cutie! Tristan looks adorable and bigger! i cannot even imagine how hard this must be but remember when it is your time to sleep..."i will lie down and sleep in peace for you alone oh Lord make me dwell in safety..." Tristan is in the Lord's safety, too...:)
Jen in al

Karalyn said...

Sending up extra prayers for you all tonight.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you here in Alaska! I have followed your blog since before Tristan was born - I can't remember who shared your story (on their blog). I am encouraged each day when I read of your faith in God and your desire to trust Him with each step. Thank you for sharing your journey.
Cathy

Boothe Farley said...

i know these fears and how you must be walking through life with bated breath. praying for tristan as he sleeps tonight.

boothe

Jenny Schardt said...

Praying for you... May Jesus wrap you tightly in His loving arms.

Jeannine said...

Praying for you! ((HUGS))

Christena said...

Dearest Yvette,
I´m over in London, so I´m writing this in the middle of your night and start of my day, hoping and praying that you are all sleeping well right now. I do not write a comment every day, but I do check in every day and I do keep little Tristan and your family in my earnest prayers every day. As you´ve asked, I´ll turn up the volume on those prayers today.
Christena

Grammy said...

Across the world prayers are lifted daily for your sweet Tristan. He is touching so many hearts and I am so grateful that you have given us this opportunity to share his story. I know God has all of you close and is guiding your lives. May God continue to bless all of you.

The Rev'd B. Keith Allen said...

Trac and Yvette,
Kim and I received an email today from Kirk with a link to your blog. We are so sorry to learn of all that you are facing, but we know that your faith and our loving Lord will carry you. Please know that we wish we could be there with you just to be there! We love you all and will keep praying for you and Tristan!

With love,
Keith and Kim Allen

Jeanie said...

We will be praying for these specific things for you throughout the day today!

the*4*of*us said...

praying

Brenda said...

I've been following your blog since your little one was born and just commented today. But you are all in my prayers and so many others I'm sure. I pray God gives you what you need to see each day through and remain faithful and hopeful! God Bless you!

Allison in Maryland said...

I just checked your blog for the first time in a few days and immediately dropped to my knees in my kitchen and prayed for your specific requests for Tristan's health.

Just want you to know that I will be praying for you continually today ...

Tami Muhlbauer said...

Hey, we love you guys and are praying for each request exactly the way you have written them. Looking forward to another 50 days of GREAT updates :)

Tami

Laurie said...

Continued prayers for all you have asked and more. Wow, 50 days, what a blessing and a miracle from God. I pray each day for you to receive what is needed for that day. God knows and He is still and always will be in control. How amazing is it to know He chose you to be Tristan's family.
I am praying for your peace each day to be more than enough to keep the fears that come up, away from your heart. You are living in Gods plan and you can trust Him.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now. Please know that I lift your family up to the Father each and every time I read your blog. I know He is still in the miracle business...50 Days! From what I have read from other blogs, that is a miracle. I will continue to pray for God's sustaining grace on you and Trayc, Tanner and Tayden.

Emily said...

Praise Jesus for 50 miraculous days. I am asking Him to meet Tristan's every need today.

V said...

You are in our prayers! Thank you for keeping us updated. We are on here daily to see what Tristan's progress is!

The Magana family said...

Praying for each specific resquest.
The Magana family
St. Augustine, Fl

The Lenda's said...

Congratulations on 50 wonderful days with your little guy. Praying that the Lord blesses you and your family in the days to come. Praying that the meds. will help his little heart function and that he won't have blue spells. Praying for you to be bale to rest peacefully knowing that God is looking out for Tristan. Praying for peacce for your other sweet boys and that they may know that they are loved very much even though mom and dad are very busy with caring for Tristan.
Rachel in PA

amie said...

We are praying! God honors our prays and He honors your faithfulness. What a blessing you are!

So Blessed said...

Praying...

boltefamily said...

I am praying for you and each of your needs. We have never met but I have been following your blog as I am also expecting a son who doctors are not optimistic about. It is interesting because I think we are going to name him Asher...not a very common name but it means Happy and that is what we have called him. I see that is your little guy's middle name!