Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Prayers Please {Owen and Apollo}

Owen and Peter 

Among our closest circle of family friends from home schooling and Scouts are two amazing little boys, each of whom needs all of our prayers in a big way.   Owen was born (blue) at his rural home after his mom and dad were sent away from labor and delivery and told to come back later.  He came back later alright~first by ambulance, then airlifted by helicopter to a Seattle hospital for urgent life-saving care.  In his first days of life, the medical staff hinted that his parents might as well remove his life support, since his chances of having a 'normal' life were very slim.  Look at this little guy!  Praise God his parents  resisted temptation were appalled at the insane suggestion to end his brand new life based on unfounded fears of his 'normalcy.'   Today Owen and two of his big brothers are our guests as his mama has prenatal care for a sibling on the way and I am reminded of what a blessing Owen is for all of us who have witnessed his family lovingly caring for him and his special medical needs.   Please pray for an end to his seizures and that he will grow strong and healthy, and for his family...

Ezra's littlest brother Apollo will be having heart surgery in a few weeks to repair a double aortic arch.  Apollo nearly died at birth due to complications with a prolapsed cord.  His daddy saved his life with the help of his mom's clear thinking in the midst of an absolute emergency birthing experience.  Tirelessly advocating for Apollo's health for over a year, knowing that something just wasn't right, and going to great lengths to research and uncover the truth about his condition, his parents saved his life again in pushing forward until the right tests revealed the double aortic arch a few weeks ago.  Please pray for Apollo's successful surgery, full recovery, that he will grow strong and healthy, and for his family...


Big brother Connor, Owen and Peter 

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Praying. Sounds to me like those at the hospital need to be held accountable, but that is the lawyer in me.

~Peter

Bellinghamster said...

We'll be praying as well. My little heart baby will turn 8 this year thanks to all the prayers she received when she was a baby going through open heart surgery. I still remember being taken aside at 20 weeks of our pregnancy being told we could still have an abortion because our child had a heart condition and might have other "defects" as well. God has a special purpose for these kids and the struggles they have to go through just to be normal, i know it and see it everyday in my little girl. Thanks for sharing their story!