Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Honeymoon is Over

I got a call today from a doctor in the NICU at 5:45 to let me know that Alyssa is not doing well. They are having problems stabilizing her blood pressure and heart rate and they are maxed out on the blood pressure medicine that they are giving her. The doctor said that a lot of preemies start out good - the Honeymoon Period as she called it - but then start having a lot of problems. She said that it looks like our Honeymoon Period is over and now the real battle begins.

I know that God is taking care of her and I have faith that no matter what God is with us. And it is so inspiring and encouraging to see my husband pray over her and read the bible to her. I felt pretty hopeless this morning and the only thing I could think of was getting a pastor to pray for her. They called in the pastor and he came from his house to pray with us. When I thanked him for coming out he thanked us for involving him. It's amazing how much our little girl is touching so many people and I try to keep that on my mind when the road gets rough. I know there will be a lot of rough turns and I know that God is there with us all the way. No matter what I will turn to God for strength and peace. This song has been going through my head all morning and it is how I feel.

God, my God, I cry out
Your beloved needs You now
God, be near calm my fear
and take my doubt
Your kindness is what pulls me up
Your love is all that draws me in
I will lift my eyes
to the Maker
of the mountains I can't climb
I will lift my eyes
to the Calmer
of the oceans raging wild
I will lift my eyes
to the Healer
of the hurt I hold inside
I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You

The song is by Bebo Norman called "I Will Lift My Eyes". If you haven't heard it before check it out. It is such a great song. I will update my blog in the morning and at night. I know a lot of people are anxious to know how she is doing and I will do a better job of updating and posting information. Thank you so much for your concern and care for our little girl. I thank God for each and every one of you.


  1. Continuing to pray for you and your precious baby girl!! {{HUGS}}

  2. Many prayers for your daughter and your family.

  3. i love you guys so much! i love the pictures that were taken too. you guys are such an inspiration and i will be praying hard. i can't wait to meet this fighter alyssa, at only a few days only, she is already an inspiration to me.