Friday, January 18, 2008

Baby James Prayer Update--1/18/07

It has been a few weeks since I have done an update on James. You can see the hose part of James' g-tube in the picture. If you can't tell, he was being fed when the picture was taken--hence the syringe full of formula.

1. Praise the Lord! James' EEG test results came back and there was absolutely no seizure activity. This was a huge answer to prayer.

2. Praise the Lord! James had a vision test and everything is normal.

3. Praise the Lord! James is growing now that we can feed him through his g-tube.

4. Continue to pray for James' motor development--he is still way behind. He is making little, yet noticeable progress every week (except in the area of eating orally). James' therapist and doctors fit him to an adaptive chair to specifically help his motor development. Be praying that it comes in faster than it usually does. They told us 3-6 months.

5. James is really starting to come out of his shell. He is such a joy to have around. He always laughs. He is much smarter than I thought--he thinks I am the funniest of all. He takes after his father--good discernment.

6. We are looking into getting him a helmet to fix his flat head. Pray that the Lord would give us discernment on this.

7. Praise the Lord! James is FINALLY letting Kristal and I sleep through the night.

8. James' neurologist wants to do another MRI of James' brain. He also wants to do another spinal tap, blood work, and urine sample to continue to make sure that they haven't missed something. They also want to do a hearing test. We do not know when this will happen. Be praying because they will have to sedate him to do all these things.

9. Pray for my parents. My dad is having a lot of health issues (kidney stones, numbness throughout his body, sleep apnia, etc.). Also, my dad is looking at getting a new job. The economy in NV is so poor that the fencing industry has almost stopped. They are looking at jobs in both the Seattle, WA and the Phoenix, AZ areas. Pray that the Lord would grant him a job that both pays well and is easy on his body. Pray for them financially as it is expensive to move. Also, pray for my mom as she is taking care of my 15 year old cousin.

God has been so good to us. Thanks for your persistent prayers.


Anonymous said...

Jimmy you left a good update,but forgot to mention a few things. So I thought I would fill those in for you. Those who know James personally have noticed that he is the cutest, smartest, most adorable little flawless angel face baby boy that exists.

Grammy and Grammpa Warren

Katie said...

Jimmy & Kristal, what praises! We rejoice with you guys at these kindness from the Lord. Though I know it's not necessarily the most important of the praises, I am especially thanking God for letting you guys start sleeping through the night. God has shown how mighty He is by sustaining you sleep-deprived parents for so many months. I pray that He will use your new-found rest to have even more strength & discernment to care for baby James.

p.s.-Thank you so much for praying for my family. It means a lot to us.

lasnowden said...

James Ryan Snowden the First:

G and G Warren are most certainly correct and G and G Snowden most definitely concur.

Of course we will add to that. When looking up darling James' family tree, one will take note that his charm, intellect, and overall good looks come directly down from BOTH sets of his grandparents. Mostly the females. Not that he's not manly cuz he is, but his charm and intellect come from us girls. The good looks comes from his grampas.

I think you need rebuke - taking credit. HA. I'm thinking the new library of baby James most definitely needs that lock now. No more grace for you.

Your mother