Monday, July 9, 2012

Quick evening update

I want to start with Kennedy, her spotlight has been stolen from her brother the last 24 hours...don't get me wrong, but I think she knows her brother is ill because she is doing great. Her cultures have NOT been coming back positive. Yea! She will continue antibiotics for the next 7-10 days. Her CO2 has been very good and have been weening her vent settings down throughout the day. She is now getting mom's milk again at 1cc every 3 hours.

Drake has had little change since the last update. He is such a strong willed fighter!!! And we know he is going to continue to push as long as he has continued prayer.

Annie and I cannot explain the gratitude we have towards each person that is reading these updates and providing strength through prayer to our entire family. I will tell you, the prayers are spanning the globe...And to that, WE THANK YOU ALL!

I will update in the morning.


  1. Praising the Lord for your precious Kennedy's continued improvement! Will be praying through the night for sweet, sweet Drake! There are so many people on their knees on your behalf! Friends, family, and strangers are lifting your family up in prayers! May the Lord's peace and comfort fill your hearts as He cradles you in His hands!

  2. So thankful that Kennedy is doing better. I remember a few days ago when she was having struggles that her brother, Drake, was helping take care of her because he was resting well. All day the scripture in Ephesians 3:20 has been on my mind. Yesterday, I wasn't up to going to church, so tonight I sat down to listen to the sermon on line. The sermon was on that same scripture!! I really think that was of the Lord. It was how we don't pray really expecting God to do great things. Here's the scripture: "Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. My notes in my Bible say, "I will show you great and mighty things and God is not handicapped by our handicaps. And so that is my prayer for Drake. Father, God, please do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or think in healing little Drake so that we will just all stand back and know that it came from you and you alone. We praise You and thank you for all the challenges that you have already brought these little ones through, and we ask for that again. We continue to give You honor and glory for the opportunity and blessing of You knitting our hearts with thousands on behalf of this family. Hear our prayers oh Lord!

  3. May them both continue to grow and get stronger! Always in in my prayers!!

  4. How blessed we are to have a God to send our prayers, our thanks and our worries?

    I am honored and blessed to be praying with you all for the little warriors Drake and Kennedy.

    Praise God for Kennedys continued progress, for Drakes strength, & mommy and daddys peace.

    Prayers continue...The Light of God surrounds Drake & kennedy. The love of God enfolds Drake &kennedy. The power of God protects Drake & Kennedy, and the presence of God watches over Drake &Kennedy . Wherever they are God is.

  5. I have been following your blog for the past few days since I found out. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers every day and night. I am so glad you have strong faith since we all know that Jesus carries our burdens when we give them to Him. I sense that you feel His presence there with you. Nothing is too difficult for Him. Carrie Cameron (Garner) is my sister and used to be a neighbor to the Childress family. She lives in San Miguel, Mexico now. I sent word to her today and I know she will be praying too. God bless you all.

    Charm Cameron

  6. So thankful for Kennedy's continued progress. We are continuing to pray for Drake & specifically his kidney function!!! The Lord keeps bringing Zeph. 3:17 to mind to pray over each of you: "The Lord your God is WITH you. He is MIGHTY to save. He takes great DELIGHT in you. He QUIETS you with His LOVE. He REJOICES over you with singing." It kinda paints a picture for me of the Lord sweetly singing lullabys over His children that quiets our hearts & minds with His love. May He continue to carry each of you through this in His strength

    Scott & Lori

  7. This scripture has been on my heart for you for several days. Joshua 1:9- Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified or discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. ~It is an honor to pray for your family! I know others will agree that as we pray we feel the presence of the Lord. Our Lord is binding us together in faith, hope, and His love! It is amazing how He is using little Drake and Kennedy to minister to so many people! I can only imagine what a blessing it is to be their parents! Love, hugs, and prayers!

  8. Annie praying for you and your little angels.

  9. Annie I am praying for strength for you and your husband and your precious little ones !
    Hilary Lee

  10. We wI'll pray for Drake and Kennedy!