Monday, July 9, 2012

Still holding on!

Last night was the longest night of our lives. I knew it was serious by the look on the nurses faces...it was a look of seriousness and controlled urgency. Annie and i did get some sleep from 4 am to 8 am and are trying get rest but it is difficult to leave their sides.

Drake is in a dangerously life threatening position. His kidneys have completely shut down and his lungs are struggling to keep up. The cultures have not come back positive for infection since the 6th so the infection looks to have cleared. The kidneys are our concern. His potassium levels were at life threatening levels all night. They have given him every medicine known to reduce potassium and to try and get his kidneys to function again. The potassium is still really high, but has been stabilized; however, he has not produced urine or bile in over 24 hours. The doctor said that if his kidneys do not begin to function his heart could go into arrhythmia that cannot be stopped.

We are hoping and praying so hard for his recovery. We have both sides of our family here to join us in prayer. Our pastor joined us today and just now Drake and Kennedy were baptized by our pastor and congregation of thousands across the world in prayer. Your prayers have helped Drake and Kennedy in their fight. Please take a moment to ask God to help his little kidneys start working again. Drake's fight is not over. Mommy, Daddy, and Kennedy are by his side.

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing. I will be praying that God heals your baby and makes his presence felt in powerful ways.
    Greg

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  2. I will be praying for these precious babies. My prayer is that God lay his healing hands on Drake and Kennedy and that he gives mom and dad the courage needed to get through this tough times. Love y'all.

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  3. Thank you for the update! I've been checking for your latest update all day as I've prayed for your dear, sweet babies. What beautiful pictures you have shared! Dedicating your children to our Lord is such an honor! Please try to take comfort in the fact that Kennedy & Drake have touched so many lives in the past two weeks! What an impact they have already made in your readers' lives. There are so many people fervantly praying for you, your family, and your little miracles! May our Lord give you the comfort, peace, and strength that only He can give you during this journey! Love and prayers!

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  4. Annie and Brian,
    I am praying for you and your precious babies. I pray for healing and strength for Drake and Kennedy. I pray that they will grow stronger each day. The Lord is watching over you and loves you.
    Noni

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  5. Praying for sweet Drake and for you, Annie, and Kennedy. I am so happy they both are surrounded by your love and the love of your family and faith. We love you all.

    Yvonne and Syd

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  6. My family and friends are surrounding all of you in prayer. Thank you so much for taking the time during these difficult moments to let us know about little Drake so we can better pray for him, Kennedy, you and Annie. Standing with you in constant prayer.

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  7. My friends and family are lifting your family up in prayer tonight, specifically little Drake.

    Jolain

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  8. Sending prayers. Lots of them.

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear this update. Just know that God will not give you more than you can handle, not you, your family or your sweet little ones. Let this be a testament to Drake's strength and a showing of his resilience. God works through those doctors, nurses, therapists, everyone in the NICU. He works wonders and miracles. Hold tight in your faith, He will carry you through. Your babies are so blessed to have parents like you by their sides. They may be little and fragile, but they know you are there. May God bless your family and bring miraculous healing as only He can do. My favorite quote I picked up in the NICU - You never know how strong you are until strong is the only option you have left. Stay strong Mom and Dad.

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  10. Tiffany Butler RobertsJuly 9, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Praying for sweet baby Drake that his kidneys start functioning soon and for all of you to get through this difficult time.

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  11. Annie and Brian, I am praying for little Drake and Kennedy. I am praying for strength and wisdom for you as you make tough decisions. I pray that each person coming in contact with these tiny babies will perform their tasks with absolute precision and skill. I know that God is the Great Physician and that He will hear our prayers. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many friends.

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