Sunday, June 28, 2009

Please pray for my friend

Update that I just received on facebook:
Alaina’s blood pressure is bottoming out. She is receiving a blood transfusion in hopes of stabilizing her, but if this does not work, Alaina will be transported to Egleston this evening. Please, please pray.

A sweet friend of mine, Stephanie, delivered a baby on Saturday morning. Alaina is in the NICU. Please pray for healing and peace for her parents, Scotlon and Stephanie. Here is the update I got from Stephanie's best friend, Hailey.

Alaina was born Saturday morning via emergency c-section because after laboring for several hours, her heartbeat kept fading from the fetal monitors. After she was born, the doctor found that she had been living in a severely significant amount of meconium for about a week. The doctor was able to remove a large amount of the meconium, but the remainder of it is preventing her from breathing properly & has to be dissipated by her body. She is making small improvements, but she still has a long road of healing ahead of her. Fortunately, every report that we have received from her doctor today has been encouraging.

You can visit Stephanie's blog here. We love you Stephanie, Scotlon & Alaina! Praying for a SPEEDY & FULL recovery.

1 comment:

Hailey said...

I can not thank you enough for posting about Alaina, Stephanie & Scotlon on your blog! I know that you completely understand the torment of having your precious babies in the NICU. Thank you for helping us get the word out; many, many blessings to you for your sweet spirit & your kind heart.

(Wow, that really sounds like we don’t even know each other even a tiny bit! ;)…but seriously, thank you Sarah!)