Wednesday, February 18, 2009

UPDATE: Baby Eli

Dear Friends,

This will be a brief post as I am going back to the hospital to wait for our friend's baby, Eli Ryan, to arrive.

Please pray for Jason and Tanya. They have known for several months that their second child, Eli Ryan, has HLHS, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He has survived in the womb because her receives oxygenated blood from Tanya. Once he arrives, he will need surgeries to keep his heart working.

I'll try and post in a couple of days. Thanks for your prayers.

**** UPDATE:

We waited all day and finally Baby Eli Ryan was born by natural birth at 4:01 pm. He weighs 7 pounds, 15 oz, and is 20.1" long. He had reddish hair and had good color and was alert. He seems strong and was able to oxygenate himself at about 80% which is very positive. He was to be intubated and given medicine to keep his valve open so the blood can continue to flow through the chambers of his heart.

Please continue to pray for Eli, and his parents, Jason and Tanya. They may have a long road ahead and the future is truly unknown. It is their desire that God be glorified and even some come to faith in Him through their response to this situation.

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