Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Critical

Last night Samuel's left kidney continued to drain blood and urine. His abdomen has swollen up again, which leads the Drs to think the kidney is also bleeding into his abdomen. Generally he looks more swollen in his face and chest too.

This morning the Drs from renal, neonat. and gastro will be talking amongst themselves and then get back to us with a possible plan for his treatment - but we know that treatment options are running out and one of the options may be palliative care. They don't think Sam would survive an operation to remove his bleeding kidney.

We continue to be thankful for the skill and care of the whole medical team - they are an amazing and dedicated bunch of people. But it seems there isn't much more that can be done medically for our wee boy..... so we wait and pray and hope.... yet realise that his little body has been through so much.... We know God can do a miracle, we just don't know whether he will... and so we trust Samuel into His care and will sit with Samuel and touch him and love him through the tears....as that is what we can do today.

This afternoon the girls will come to see him and we will explain to them how sick Sam is. This will be a tough conversation, but it's needed.

So we pray for strength for today. Thank you for your prayers for Samuel.
Team Davy

20 comments:

Sarah said...

We'll be partitioning God for life for Samuel today, with the knowledge that Samuel's life is completely in His loving hands. God's loving and powerful hands have both of you too! Loving you today Shirley and Francis. xx

Anita said...

We are pleading with God too that He may see fit to keep your boy with us. He can do more than we can ever think or dream. May He surround you with His loving arms and bring peace to your hearts today.

Jodee Reid said...

Thinking of you all and praying for comfort for Samuel and family.

Christine said...

Christine (Aria's Nana)

Praying that God will work a miracle in Samuel's life and bring him through, May He be your comfort and strength today and in the days to come. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Samantha said...

Praying for sweet Samuel and for that miracle you so need.

Tania said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lea said...

Our hearts are with you as we continue to pray for comfort and peace for Sam and you and the girls.

With love and blessings

lea

Tamryn said...

Father God we come before you now and lift up little Samuel to you. We pray that You will continue to keep him and his family in Your arms and hold them tight while they go through this tough time. We pray for healing and peace to reign. Amen
I will continue to pray for you all.

Rob and Heather said...

We are thinking of you at this moment. We trust His hands will hold you all close today, and on into this unclear future.

Pygmy said...

Kia kaha e hoa.
Be strong friends.
Praying for you all...
Arohanui,
John, Wendy, Luke and Daniel Schwartfeger XXOOXX

Anonymous said...

Will be fasting for Samuel.

Margo said...

Praying for you and shedding tears with you.
God is holding you close.
Lots of Luv Margo & Tim xxxx

Katepai said...

We are thinking of you and sending our love to you all.

The Mills

Anonymous said...

Here are some encouraging words from Jeremaiah.
10:23 " I know ,O Lord, that the way of human beings is not in their control,that mortals as they walk cannot direct their steps"

and a promise from 16:21 "Therefore I am surely going to teach them, this time I am going to teach them my power and my might, and they shall know that my name is the Lord"
God Bless, Leanne Bycroft

Anonymous said...

Shedding tears and wishing we could give you all a big hug of support. We are praying for you as you continue to leave Samuel in His care. What a blessed God he has been thus far and will always be. Love and prayers for each of you. The Hilliers.

Nicholls's said...

Our God is still the God of miracles and we are praying for that right now.. Our prayers are with you all. May you all know His special comfort today. Love Melvyn and Sally

Anonymous said...

all our love and prayers from this end of the country to yours. have been praying and thinking of you all day and wondering... may God continue to uphold and enable you all. Much love..Pete and Jude and kids.

The Doughertys said...

I pray that you will find rest and peace at this difficult time and that the knowledge that our times are in His hands would strenghten you today. You are much in our prayers. The Doughertys xxx

Ros said...

I have no words for you at a time like this but just want you to know you are in our prayers so much xx

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all especially today/tonight; may you all be so conscious of God's peace and feel supported and overwhelmed by His love; with lots of love to you all, Rach xx