Sunday, 16 May 2010

Tough Times Prayers Needed

As I am in need of as many prayers as possible I wanted share a post with you all that my Husband has written this evening.

When Alisha and I were married we dreamed about having our own little family one day. Alisha is the oldest of seven children and I’m the oldest of four, we liked the idea of having maybe four or five children ourselves. We realise that doing so would probably put us in a position where we’d sometimes struggle to find the money to support our family but we were certain that a big family was right for us.
Kaylee was born to us in December 2003. She was born six weeks early and was in the hospital for ten days. Alisha endured around eighty hours of labour before requiring an emergency caesarian.
A couple of years later we were delighted to hear that we were going to have another child. But there were problems. Alisha’s waters broke at 22 weeks and she was kept in hospital to avoid her getting an infection. She was kept in hospital for two weeks before the doctors decided it was pointless for her to be there. She came home and a couple of weeks later I had a call asking me to come home from work as her contractions were very close. Spencer was born later that day at a gestation of 26 weeks. It took the doctors 20 minutes to get him to breathe on his own before they took him away. One of them even fainted at the sight of him. His body was the size of an adult’s hand.
Spencer progressed steadily until we had a phone call one morning asking us to come to the hospital. Spencer’s lungs had collapsed and they were certain that he was going to die. They called us in to say our goodbyes. Thankfully Spencer was defiant and proved the doctors wrong.
He’s given us scares from time to time, had a couple of surgeries, been in hospital for other reasons, and so on. To look at him now you’d never believe that he was 3-4 months premature. We know that it is a miracle that he is with us today.
This brings us to our current predicament.
Alisha is 19 weeks pregnant. On Thursday she noticed something was wrong. After a scan it was found that she has a small tear in the amniotic sack and that liquid was leaking. This was bad news.
The doctors have told Alisha that they expect her to deliver in the next couple of weeks and that the baby will die shortly thereafter. I refuse to believe it. Having experience everything that we did with Spencer I know that miracles can happen. I’m not prepared to accept this eventuality until it happens. We’re doing everything possible to ensure that Alisha makes it to 24 weeks. That way, at least, the doctors will be required to do everything they can to assist the child.
I can’t imagine what will happen if Alisha gives birth to this perfectly healthy child and then have to watch it die. Right now my head just isn’t in the game. Please remember Alisha and our baby in your prayers. I’m sure that, with everyone’s help, there is a miracle waiting to happen.
I want the doctors to be dumbfounded. I want them to shake their heads in disbelief and to go and tell their colleagues that they can’t understand how this was all possible. Sadly though my wants and desires are secondary to those of God. I place my wife and child in his hands and just hope he answers the prayers offered on our behalf.

I am asking everyone who has faith in any God please pray for us. My husband keeps saying he knows there is a miracle waiting to happen and I am praying this is the case. I know the Lords will is what will be done. I just keep praying that his will and my will are one in the same.


Valerie said...

I will be praying for your whole family.. particularly baby and mom.

Hang in there, guys!

Kim J said...

The power of the Priesthood is a wonderful thing and hopefully you have it in your home. Heavenly Father looks over his children and has a plan for each one of them. Prayers for you and your family!

birrrd said...

Praying for you and your family.

Linda said...

I will be praying for your family. I know the power of prayer does work and miracles do happen.

Elaine said...

Miracles do happen everyday. We will keep you in our prayers. What a scary thing to go through. I had one of my sons at 30 weeks and it was scary I can't even imagine what you are going through.

Patty Ann said...

You are in our hearts and prayers. Don't forget to pray for yourself, and get a blessing if that is something you believe in. I have several miracles of my own and I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers.

Hizzeather said...

Oh Alisha...I'm so sorry! We'll be praying for you!!!!

Tiffany said...

I may not know your family but I will be praying for you just the same!!!

CraftyBrit said...

I can't imagine going through what you have, and are faced with now. Thanks for sharing your story, your family will be in my prayers. Please keep us posted.

Mattandme said...

God is absolutely a miracle working God! The Bible says so many things about the power of God and the authority we have as children of God! For one it says to speak things as though they were- which requires faith. Speak a healthy baby into existence!

For another, it says that he took the stripes for our healing- that applies to your healing and the healing of your baby.

For another he said that whatever we loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven and whatever we bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. Bind up the obstacles and loose the health and miracle!

I am praying for you and your baby and believing in God's power and miracle working ability!

Sarah Cook said...

Prayers are being lifted up!

Green Eyed Girl said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you... Keep strong! Huggies! Vicki

Jen @ said...

Oh - I am thinking and praying for you!


Biteofpunkinpie said...

Just found your blog through a comment you made on another blog... you are in my prayers

♥bellzdesigns4u♥ said...

Hi, just found your blog when I was stumble via google looking for a tissue tutorial, I will pray for you, my thoughts and prayers are with you, keep strong darling,I can tell you believe me miracles happens, if you have great faith.
So I want to share with you this:I was pregnant last year from my first child,Since the beginning on 27 weeks pregnancy the docters discover my problems with blood pressure,there were fluctuations,In the mean time blood pressure became higher:200/180mmHg, I have had pre-eclampsie,my blood pressure was very very high,and that was not good for the child,with a emergency caesarian I have had my girl with with 29weeks 5 days,(2 months premature child) before that I have had also medicine(ceriod)don't know the excactly name for the baby lungs.
Baby have been stay about 1 months in a incubator and 3 weeks in the hospital.
On june 8th she became 1 years old.
Keep strong, Huggies, keep you in my prayers. I will also follow you if you don't mind!


Misty Kelly said...

I pray for you guys every day, it is nice to know that being as far away as you are from us in these hard times you have other friends and family there. I hate that you are going through this without us to help you and hold you while you cry, so we do what we can, we say our prayers and wait for them to be answered, you are 28 weeks in 2 days......this in it self is already a miracle. I love you!