Thursday, July 30, 2009

meeting with neonatologist today

Today at 3:30 we meet with the neonatologist at the hospital to talk about how much intervention we want, how hard we want them to try and save our little guy. We have already decided that there is going to be minimal monitoring during my labor. Thats as far as we have decided. Please pray for us. I really dont have the strength to go to this appointment and talk about my baby dying but I have no choice. I know that having him on a ventilator could mean months and months of him in the NICU. The last baby i was reading about with this condition was in the NICU for seven months and is finally coming home with nursing support. I feel right now that I couldn't handle that and part of me will be at peace i think if he just goes into God's arms where I KNOW he wouldn't suffer. But I am SO emotionally exhausted I shouldn't be making the decision of what we have for dinner, let alone for life and death. I have been in constant prayer about this and the only thing I have heard is to trust God and that is what I am going to do. I trust that if our baby dies that God will comfort us and that He will bring forth good from a situation that seems so bad. If our son lives and is in the hospital for months on end and is as disabled as they say he will be, our Mighty God will then give us comfort and strength and use our babys life and our story for His Glory! If our baby is healed and somehow gets to come home God's work will be evident to the world and hope will be renewed. My prayer for today is that God speak through the neonatologist today and through Nick and I. That we can sit there but when our mouths are opened ... God Speaks His Will... Have you listened to the Casting Crowns song... I will Praise You In This Storm???? It brings me to my knees... I LOVE it so much.. I think I want to put it on my zune to listen to during labor. I will close this post with the lyrics to that song...

Praise You In This Storm lyrics

I was sure by now
That You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
Every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry
You raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find You

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear You whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The Maker of Heaven and Earth

I love you all.. thanks for being with us through our storm... Jenna


  1. Praying hard for you today Jenna. God will give you the strength you need. Love from Nebraska (:

  2. Hi Jenna,

    So sorry for all you're going through. I am praying for peace for you and that you will trust in God and how he is working in your life. I'm sure He's very proud of His Jenna today and how even in this storm, your love for Him is unfaltering. Be at peace and know that The Lord is in charge. Welcome His presence and hand the reins over to him. It's what He does best and He knows what He's doing even if we don't understand it sometimes. I love you so much and know that, hard as it is for me to fathom, The Lord loves you even more than I do.


  3. Reading your blog brought me straight back to that horrible day of talking to the neonatalogist before our baby was born, having to make all kinds of decisions and feeling like you can't possibly make the right one because of how emotional things are in your head. I prayed so hard for our little guy...and the answers God gave me didn't make any sense to me, he gave me peace but not the answers I wanted...that I was begging for. I expected the worst, and hoped for the best. And nothing turned out anything like I had imagined. For good or bad. God had his own plans, and I'm still not sure what those plans are, but if nothing else, I wish I'd had the strength to trust Him more. We're praying for you and your family.