Thursday, February 19, 2009

Praying for God's Comfort and Healing

It is with a heavy heart and with tears in my eyes that I write this post. Our dear friends' baby, Eli Ryan, has continued to be assessed by the physicians at Children's Hospital of Central California. The report has indicated that there are many issues that need to be addressed. His heart has many defects that must be repaired to guarantee proper oxygenation and blood flow. Tests also reveal that there are other problems that may effect his development and life expectancy.

At just 40 hours old, Eli will undergo extensive open heart surgery. The surgery will begin about 8 a.m. on Friday, February 20, and will lasts for many hours as the doctors attempt to repair many parts of his little heart.

I ask you first of all to pray for healing, for a miracle, for Eli. I ask you to pray for the doctors to receive divine wisdom as they make decisions about his little heart. I ask you to pray for Jason and Tanya. They are trusting God, yet their own hearts are breaking as more news about the severity of Eli's condition continue to come in.

Please lift this precious family up to the God of all Comfort as you think of them throughout the night, tomorrow, and the days and weeks that follow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lord I pray you touch all the intricate parts of Eli's tiny body and heal them. Guide the doctor's hands as they perform this difficult surgery. Heal his body and allow him to live out an amazing, long, healthy life for you.
I pray that peace flows through Jason and Tanya as they face the day of surgery and that they feel our prayers. Amen.