Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Caleb and I went to see the boys tonight and heard some good news from the doctor. Both boys' blood cultures came back negative. PRAISE GOD! They stopped antibiotics with Luke but they are doing some more tests for Max to see if he might have some other type of infection because his spells are still pretty frequent and severe. I really pray he can out grow that. It could be caused by some type of infection but most likely it is just because he has an immature central nervous system. Pray that his little brain starts to tell him to breath! It's not fun to watch them "bag" him. They use that bag to fill his lungs back up to remind him to breath. I can't watch them do it.

Otherwise they are doing pretty well. Max is now 2 lbs 6 oz and Luke was really on the climb but then they stopped his feedings for a day because he had a little throw up come back. He is 1 lb 11 oz now but I am sure he is going to chunk up like his brother. They both look so cute and I hope that they will be able to move past the CPAP soon so that they don't have to have those big contraptions on their heads. It makes it so hard for me to see what they look like!

Massive Max :)

Little (but mighty) Luke :)

We heard the song "He's my Son" on the way home. As you can imagine I was pretty emotional. As I was hearing the words I couldn't help but think of the boys far away from me in their incubators, wanting to take their place, take their pain, wishing it would all be over soon so I could hold them how I wanted, when I wanted, at home. When I looked this video up though it gave me a whole new perspective. Our situation at times seems like it can't get worse to me, and then I watched the video and felt totally humbled. Can you imagine having to watch your child be tortured like that?! And beat... unaware of the outcome! How amazing that it was all done for us... so that we may have everlasting life. Thank you, thank you, thank you Lord.... I know that my sons are in the hands of God, which there is no better place for them to be! If you have a minute please watch this video.


  1. They look so chunky! They look like they might actually be fitting in diapers now. We'll pray specifically for Luke's feedings and Max's breathing.Thanks for the update

  2. We're so grateful for their progress. You both probably have your moments of doubt and panic, but as you write your thoughts, it is so evident where your faith and trust is. We are praying for His continued presence of peace in your hearts, Caleb and Ashley. I did watch the video, with tears flowing. The backdrop being The Passion completely changed how I had always "heard" the lyrics. He is an amazing King and loving Abba Father. We pray that He continues to bless all of you and keep His hand on those little sons of yours. With love, Gary & Sue.

  3. I'm thinking and praying for you all!! Having children in the NICU can be so overwhelming and hard...you all are doing so well, and I praise God for all the progress that is being made!! The boys are so adorable and getting so big!! Thanks for keeping everyone updated, and my heart really goes out to you all! -Cyndi

  4. I know I already posted, but my friend send me a devotional everyday and I thought I'd pass this one on...

    There are times in life when we all face situations that seem impossible. It’s easy to get discouraged and think that things won’t ever work out. But the Scripture tells us that God goes before us and makes our crooked places straight. In other words, even though you may not have the connections you need right now, you don’t have to worry. God is going before you lining up the right people, arranging the right breaks, and setting up the right opportunities. He is preparing the way for victory!

    Today, if you are facing difficulty, don’t fall into the temptation to get negative and sour. That adversity is no a surprise to God. He’s not up in the heavens scratching His head and thinking, “Oh, no. Now what am I going to do?” No, He already has every day of your life written in His book. Before you had that problem, God already had the solution. He is going before you right now preparing the next chapter of your life. Stay in faith and keep the right attitude because He is moving you forward into the victory He has prepared for you!


  5. Sorry forgot to attach the verse to it too..

    Today’s Verse: “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ…” (2 Corinthians 2:14, NKJV).

  6. Max definitely looks like he is growing, and I am sure Luke will catch up soon!

    I have a little tag necklace with my kids' initials on them, and whenever they aren't with me and I miss them, I feel a little closer to them when I look at the charms around my neck. I know it sounds soo cheesy, but it's true! I thought of you when I was looking at my charms the other day because my kids have the same initials as your boys. If you wanted to see what they look like check out thevintagepearl.com.

    We'll keep on praying for the 4 of you.