"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Sunday, October 17, 2010

It's starting

Please pray for us.

We almost lost Rachel today.  Around 5 pm we noticed that she was getting very blue and was really struggling to breathe.  We have never seen her like this and it was so incredibly difficult.  I could say so much more but it is very hard to write about this right now.  Basically her arteries and veins are more fragile than we had thought.  Our Doctor came over.  She said that the blood flow to her lungs (and brain) temporarily stopped.  Rachel has rallied but she is completely wiped out.  Because of what happened, we will be staying on longer at the Flames House. We will try and post updates when we can. This is possibly the beginning of the end.  We really need your prayers.   Thank-you.

Here are a few pictures we took shortly afterwards.  We are so very thankful for more time with her.  We are so glad that this happened while we were here, and not at home! (we were planning to leave tomorrow)  Also, we are thankful that Levi and Wilma 'happened' to be here - and they could keep Ethan and Abigail entertained while we were focused on Rachel.  Thank-you God for your provision. 


13 comments:

Carol Taves said...

You are all in our prayers. Wish we could hold you all like you are holding Rachel. But, your heavenly Father has you all in his loving arms. May you be able to experience His peace tonight.
Carol

The Nieboer News said...

praying praying and praying for you. begging the Lord to comfort you and give you peace.

andrea said...

we are praying as well Kendra! She is so precious and looks so perfect in your arms! May God give you the strength you need at this time as care, hold and love her. How blessed she is to have such an amazing family and how blessed are you to have this time to treasure her.
praying for you all!
Love, andrea

sharon said...

Praying for you all. May God give you the strength you need in the coming days.

fawne said...

oh you dear, dear ones. my heart is full for you. no words. we love you guys and will keep you in prayer through the night.

Anonymous said...

praying for you sweet friends...
mike and tricia

Sharon said...

I am crying. Sending you so much love my dear friend. Peace be with you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you.....L-lew

Kathy and Carl said...

It breaks our heart to know that you are hurting. But we rest in God's strength ad love. Praying that you feel his presence in a powerful way, that you experience his love and protection. We love you guys very much.

Sharon said...

Dear Dave and Kendra,
I am Angela Kruse's mom and I just wanted to let you know that we've been following your blog almost daily and praying very often for you. Our hearts ache for you but also rejoice for the time you have to 'love on' your sweet little Rachel. We will keep praying for ALL of you, that God will give you peace, strength, joy, and health. Sharon and Ron Friesen (Morris, MB)

Brenda Funk said...

wishing so much we could be closer -- times like this we need to physically wrap our arms around you all! But failing that, we are lifting you up to our Father constantly. Love MOM

The Davis Family said...

Sending lots of love to your family, and sweet Rachel. My husband and I have been following your blog for awhile now (our daughter also has a CHD). We are so amazed with Rachel.

On God's path said...

Hey there Kendra and Dave,

I read this before going to work today and had to contain my emotions. This is so hard to read this and not be able to be there to be some sort of comfort or distraction to the children. I am so thrilled though that you are able to love and cherish Rachel a little long. Knowing that this is going to be a very hard time for all of you, I will be in prayer for you daily.