Friday, October 2, 2009

He Answers Prayer: A Praise Report

This week has been a turning point. On Wednesday, Dr. Morse (a neonatologist with Shands) called me personally and spoke with me about Kara's care and my pregnancy. He agrees that it would be in her/our best interest to transfer my care to Shands where there is a NICU. The exciting news?!? Dr. Morse will be the Doctor who is attending/on call when Kara's delivery is planned in January!! Also, I was referred over to Dr. Duff who was highly recommended by my OB, my pediatrician, and several friends. Evidently, it is very difficult to get in to see him. My OB had to make a personal call. I have an appointment with him on October 13th!! God has seen fit to arrange my prenatal care with the best (Christian) doctors. I am so thankful! I have no doubt that the prayers lifted up for Kara and I are being heard by my Heavenly Father.

Kara is becoming more active and you can see little "kicks" from the outside now. I have been having lots of headaches (some are migraines) lately and have been very tired at times.

Pray for:
~my health--gestational diabetes stays in check and my insulin needs don't increase much more
that my headaches go away
that I would not let the enemy discourage me in ANY way
~Kara--that she would continue to grow
that she would be able to be delivered at full term (38-39 weeks)
that amniotic fluid levels would remain normal
Her life, that she would be with us at least several days...
~Our family--that they would be able to walk through this and see evidence of God's grace and
and feel his comfort. I pray this draws us closer to one another in His Name.

Psalm 86:1-7
"Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am godly;
save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day.
Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace.
In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me."


Tiany said...

What wonderful news!! We will continue to pray for these needs. God is good!!


Cheryl said...

I will continue to pray for you. Thank you for the specifics. I think it helps to ask God for exactly what you need.

Nancy @ momjustlikeyou said...

Well said, Cheryl! I love to be specific with God and then I can REALLY see Him work. :)

Melissa said...

Ms Nancy, thank you for adding the follow button, now I can remember to check your blog for new posts. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you, and your journey through this time in your life.

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Jodi said...

I've never done a blog before so I'm not sure why the term research further came up??? I think I just fixed it. We'll see if it worked.

Anyway...this is my post to you.

I heard about your story from a friend. I will pray for your family and precious Kara Faith. I have been listening to the songs you posted for the last hour over and over. They are great reminders of how hard life is and how God is with us through it all.


Momma Bug said...

Dear Nancy,

I will rejoice in the presence and growth of your Kara Faith with you, and tonight am praying for you.

Thank you Lord, for being so much larger than our understanding!