Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Prayers needed...

This is Marlo, Kathryn's sister-in-law updating for Kathryn as she is very preoccupied tonight.

Kathryn updated earlier this morning with some details that Maddie was put back on oxygen. This afternoon around 3:50, things began to worsen and she had an episode where she stopped breathing and had to be stimulated to start again. These episodes of apnea continued and she was transferred to Mother Frances Hospital's NICU around 5:30 p.m. because she needed more than they could provide at ETMC. Her chest x-ray looked worse and other tests had not improved. She has been put on a ventilator to breathe for her for now so that her little body can rest. The concern now is what is causing the apnea episodes. They have done numerous tests and have not pinpointed a cause for the apnea yet. All major functions (heart, brain, etc. look good). The neonatologist has changed her antibiotics and started some other preventive medications just to be on the safe side. They have her stable there and are just waiting to find out more. Kathryn and Luke could use your prayers now more than ever! They are so worried about their sweet angel...just as we all are! We will do our best to keep everyone posted...just keep praying for this sweet baby girl!!!


  1. Thanks, Marlo, for the update. We're praying for Maddie and all of you. We know she is good hands, and that she's a fighter.

    We love you all,

  2. I love Luke and Kathy and Maddie.
    I'm in prayer for you guys.

  3. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
    --Isaiah 41:10

    Praying hard for yall & your beautiful baby girl!
    Amanda Lilly-Goodpasture

  4. We trust you, Father God. We trust you, Jesus the Christ. We trust you, Holy Spirit. We love you, Luke and Kathryn and Madelyn. We love you Papa and Gigi. We are praying in faith with thanksgiving for her healing and for her parents' and grandparents' endurance and faithfulness. Send down you Glory, Holy Lord!

  5. I am praying for you guys this morning. May God's peace and presence overwhelm you today! I love you guys.

    Keith Davis

  6. Praying for ya'll this morning.

  7. Hello - you don't know me, but I just got informed of Madelyn this mornng via an email from my sister-in-law, Michele Potts. I don't k ow all the details of Maddie's illness, but from what I've read, it sounds all too familiar! My precious first-born, Laura Leigh (who is now a completely healthy 14 year old drama diva teen-ager, lol), was doing exactly as Maddie is now. Apnea, etc. During my pregnancy, I was diagnosed as a Group B Strep carrier. They gave me antibiotics during delivery, but not enough. And Laura Leigh caught GBS pneumonia. However, the doctors and nurses swore that it COULDN'T be GBS pneumonia because they gave me the antibiotics during labor. After 4 days of test after test after test, they finally started treating her for GBS pneumonia and 24 hours later, she has made an almost 180 degree turn for the better! I don't know if this would have anything to do with your Maddie's illness, but I thought it was worth sharing with you. Regardless, I am praying for your precious first-born!! Sincerely, Jennifer Oualline - Dallas, TX.


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