Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Please Pray

Grayson in the NICU tonight....so hard to leave him....
I think that he is not a happy camper
I have already fallen madly in love with this little guy I would love to write a pretty post tonight, but just need to ask you to pray...so I am just going to copy and paste a FB update and will write a better post soon.

What began as a normal day, became anything but.... Dana's labor was progressing very slow and around 12:30, Grayson's heart rate dropped significantly and within a matter of minutes they did an emergency C-Section. He was a good 7lb 8oz little boy but his heart rate was very fast so they rushed him to the nursery to assess him without her even getting to see him. It appeared that after several hours he was breathing better but each time they took the oxygen hood off his levels dropped (an episode is what they called it)..Dana had a really bad reaction to the anesthesia so she was in recovery for a long time...just a rough afternoon for her....by late afternoon the pediatrician came by and said they were going to watch him overnight and keep him in the nursery under the "hood"! Within an hour that all changed and they decided he needed to be moved across town to the new state of the art NICU. Many of you know we spent more than enough time their with Baby Jack 17 months ago. By this time Dana realized he had a problem and it broke her heart not to see him...
Greg and I met the ambulance at WK South and were able to spend about an hour with him in the NICU. He is precious.
Its after midnight and I am not sure I have even made a complete sentence..Baby Grayson is stable. They have him sedated to give his little body some time to rest and heal. We spent time with the neonatologist late tonight. He was encouraging that Gray is going to be OK but he is a sick little one tonight.
He has a collapsed lung and a small hole in his lung that hopefully will close up on its own. There is a lot more the doctor told us but I am afraid I will get the terminology wrong.....and what really matters is that the his little lung just get better.
So my prayer request tonight is that Dana and Greg would get some good rest....and that tomorrow we will get a good report on this sweet baby.
Thank you to all of you that called, texted, emailed and most of all prayed.

59 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Prayers are going up for precious Grayson right now and for Mom and Dad and all of you.
♥ Teresa

Faye said...

Teresa, WE are praying right now! LOve, Faye

Lynne said...

Lots of prayers going up for this precious baby.

He looks nice and pink and strong. Hopefully he'll be out of NICU and home soon.

SarahMerritt said...

First What a beautiful little guy! Second I will be praying for a quick stay in the nicu!
Sarah

Love Being a Nonny said...

Prayers are being said in NC this morning for sweet Grayson. I am praying not only for him but for all of you. For strength and wisdom in knowing what to say and do. Will check back often as I pray. He is precious!

Bacardi Mama said...

Absolutely there are prayers going out for sweet little Grayson. I hope today is a day of good news for you.

Lalabi-baby said...

He looks like a little fighter Teresa and is in safe hands .... thinking of you x

Grammy and Olivia said...

He sure is beautiful! I will be praying for all of you.

Lisa said...

Praying for all of you this morning.

Lisa

Courtney said...

I am praying hard for this innocent baby and his family!!! It breaks my heart to see him in the NICU but i put faith in God to direct the doctors in the right direction.

Whitney said...

I am praying for little Grayson.. I hope it gets to go home soon...your Family is in my prayers

whimzie said...

Most certainly I will pray. Looking forward to a good report later today!

Janet Dean said...

Teresa, I'm praying the hole in Grayson's lung heals on its own. Our grandson had a collapsed lung when he was born and spent time in an oxygen tent. God bless you all.

Janet

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, I hope he is ok! Praying! I have a Grayson, too. : )

Steph

Holly said...

Grayson is a cutie!! I'm praying for him to get better!

Angie said...

I will be praying for your whole family!

He is so precious.

Lisanne said...

You don't know me ~ I'm Lisanne in upstate New York. Found your blog through a friend's. Will say prayers for your precious new little one! I hope that he pulls through just fine. So cute!!!

Gracie said...

Praying for your sweet Grayson as well as His sweet family. May God just take and wrap you under His mighty wings until this calamity be overpast (Psalms 57:1).

Mimi said...

My family will be praying for dear little Grayson and for your family.

Rhonda said...

I will be praying for Grayson and your family.

Trasie Bressler said...

We will say our prayers for ths little guy.

Many Many Blessings to you all,
Trasie

Samantha said...

Praying for this sweet baby and your precious family.

Mom2Valerie said...

I am praying, Teresa...I know how hard it is to have a sick baby in the NICU too. He is a precious one though - congratulations to all...I know that with God all things are possible and look forward to happier news later today.

Jennie said...

Lots of prayers for Grayson and family. May God's blessings rain down.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Praying here for sweet baby Grayson, asking the Lord to heal his lungs and protect Dana and Gregs hearts and get rest. They will be in my thoughts and prayers today Teresa.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

Oh honey, I'm praying.

Kristin said...

Praying for your sweet little one.

Holly said...

Continuing to pray, Teresa, for sweet Grayson!

Jillian said...

Grayson and mommy are in my prayers!

Kara Grace said...

my prayers are with you!!!!

"For with God, ALL THINGS are possible." Luke 1:37

Mimi said...

HI,
My heart goes out to you and your family. I will Be praying for Grayson to have a speedy recovery, no one wants to have to think about a small baby in pain or having difficulties. Please know everyone is thinking about him and his familay.
Have a blessed day,
jamie

carolinagirl said...

praying, praying, praying hard for a quick recovery and that Mom, Dad and baby are reunited soon! Keep us updated!

Lora said...

Joining you in prayer over precious Grayson.

For the love of a teddy bear said...

I'm sending many prayers for baby graysons quick recovery and for your family. hugs, Jennifer

Love Being a Nonny said...

Checking back in for an update. Still praying.

ShEiLa said...

Grayson is such a darling baby... no wonder you fell in love right away.

He will be in my thoughts and prayers... I get so attached to babies I have not even met.

ToOdLeS.

ps. I will look forward to good news soon.

Elizabeth Mullins said...

WE will be praying for your family!

Donetta said...

I will be passing this on. I am also praying for them too.

Penny said...

He's beautiful! Hope everything is looking up soon. Take care of his Mommy. Poor girl!

Maryann said...

Prayers for Grayson and his family. These little ones really are resilient. Blessing to you.
Maryann

won said...

Praying, really praying.

Peace...wishing for peace for all right now.

christy rose said...

Praying!

Lilly, Matt, and Sara said...

Praying for you and the family!!

Lilly, Matt, and Sara said...

Goodness, I just read the last post about all they have went through to get this far...I am praying even harder now if that is possible!!

Marsha said...

I came over from Donnetta's blog. From one Grandma to another, I WILL BE PRAYING!!! And poor Mommy!! Not even seeing her precious baby yet. Oh my! My heart just breaks.

sunnyme said...

I am praying for you, your family and your grandson. I know how hard it is to see little newborns in the NICU!

Cathy said...

Praying for baby Grayson...

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

My prayers are with all of you. There is nothing that God can't fix. We will just all believe he will be fine and have faith and he will. Our God is an awsome God!
Hugs,
Pat

grammy said...

What a precious little one. My prayers are with you and the family.

Cloggsy said...

I'll be praying for the precious little one.

RCUBEs said...

Congratulations sister Teresa. Beautiful baby! I'm standing in prayers with you and these wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ. May your daughter and hubby get their much needed rest, same with you.May your grandchild's healing comes now in the Name of our Lord Jesus. God bless.

Kat said...

Teresa

He's adorable! I'll definitely be praying for him...and all of you. One of my grandsons was born with a hole in his lung and spent a few days in NICU and I remember how frightening it was for all of us.

Our youngest daughter (the one getting married next May) is a NICU nurse so I know how wonderful the nurses are and how much they truly care for our little ones.

Can't wait to hear more.

Hugs sweet friend!
Kat

COUNTRY MOM said...

Teresa, Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful grandbaby!! I pray that God will heal him and let him be home soon, Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Many Blessings,

Beth said...

This is the first time I've been to your blog and the second I saw the picture of that sweet baby in the NICU it took my mind and heart right back to 7 months ago when my own 7 pound baby boy was in that same situation. :( I will keep all of them in my heart and prayers! I know it is sooo hard to see him like that! And it's especially hard when you have to leave them there.

Gram said...

Just checking back in - still praying.

Jess said...

Have been praying and will continue

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I'm sorry that I've been so behind on my blog reading that I completely missed all of this as it happened, but I'm so thankful that Grayson is doing so well now. Thanks for the updates! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Xandra

Diana said...

Stumbled onto your blog today. Brought back many memories. Our second grandchild was born in September and spent days in NICU as well. She is now happy and healthy as a 9-month old precious little girl. Will pray for your grandchild.


Diana

American History said...

Keeping the whole family in our prayers. We lit a candle at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher thanks to http://holylandprayer.net. God bless.