Rhonda and Jason

Rhonda and Jason
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Asking for more prayer tonight.  Met with the Neonatologist in ICU tonight.  We want you to know it will be a miracle in general for Esther to make it from UW medicine to childrens with how severe her CDH is.  Pray for God to give Esther the strength and will power to fight.  We were saddened by the news. Pray for rest for the both of us and to keep our eyes focused on the Lord.  

The neonatatologist said that when they did ultra sound they did not see lung tissue and the liver was up.  We need a miracle.  Resting in the Lord's arms tonight.

19 comments:

  1. Thinking of your family tonight and knowing that God does Miracles. My CDH daughter Ava is living breathing proof. Keep Hope alive!

    http://avaslifewithcdh.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi there. My name is Jess and almost 5 months ago I gave birth to my little Cherub, the same day she passed away. I don't really write to expectant parent's, I am not sure my story helps ease anything, but I wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you prepare for Esther's birth.

    -Jess Mama to Rowan (jjmatheis.blogspot.com)

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  3. Keeping you all in my prayers. God has a special plan for your sweet little girl. Being a parent of a CDH survivor I know first hand how scary of ride this can be. One thing I've learned is babies born with CDH are born to fight and at this point there is no way for them to know for sure how much lung tissue she has until she has her repair surgery.There is still hope as long as she has some the great news is a child's lungs continue to grow until their 8 yrs old. We were told many times that our son would most likely not survive and today he is a happy healthy four year old.

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  4. Huges and Prayers

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  5. Praying for Esther's birth. Hold onto hope. There is hope. Jesus loves you! When my son was born, I was told he was noncompatible with life and he would not survive. He is now a healthy, thriving 8 year old boy! God created your precious, sweet little girl. His plan is far greater than what we can hope or imagine. Hold onto hope! She is in the arms of the Healer! Love & Prayers from Barbara and Bryton

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  6. Praying for you all, Holtrop family. Praying that Esther will be a feisty little fighter and will surprise everyone.
    Much love to you from Baby Bee and family

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  7. 3 verses on my heart for you this morning...

    Psalm 46:1-3 "God is our refuge and strength,an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging."

    Jeremiah 29:11-13 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."

    1 Cor 13:13 "Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love."

    Sending you love and prayers from Oregon.

    Liz - Finley's mama

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  8. Sweet Esther is already a miracle, and I have every faith in God's plan for her. Thinking of you so often and lifting you up in prayer constantly.

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  9. Jason, it is Erin. I was an NAC on 4 south with you. My prayers go out to you and your wife, and your entire family. I cannot imagine what you are all going through right now. Through Christ, anything is possible. I am praying for your sweet baby girl. There is a reason for everything, and I am sure you have and will be blessed by this child in more ways than anyone will ever understand. Thank you for sharing your journey with everyone. Sending prayers to you all. God bless.

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  10. Hi Jason and Rhonda (I work with Jason),
    Just wanted to let you know I've been thinking of all three of you. I pray that God gives both of you the strength to deal with whatever Esther's outcome is. I pray she will have the fight and strength to get through this tough day. Lean on the Lord with all your heart and soul.
    ~ Lorinda ~

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  11. Sending you many prayers and hugs tonight. CDH babies surprise doctors ALL the time!! Made me think of this quote:

    If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell. ~Lance Armstrong

    Dream of the day your little girl comes home, it helped get me through the CDH battle, and treasure each and every moment with your baby.

    Megan
    Mom to CDH Angel MJ

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  12. I wish I had words that would bring you comfort and peace...my heart aches for all of you right now. Please know you are lifted up in prayer and that you are dearly loved by our Father.
    Many, many prayers for you.
    Rose Morrison

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  13. Jason and Rhonda, our hearts go out to you as you endure this unimaginable trial. We are praying for you and baby Esther and trusting that God has a plan for you in all of this. We pray that you will rest in his everlasting arms and that you will treasure every moment with your sweet baby girl. As we drive past your house every day we will be praying for you and holding onto HOPE.

    Matt and Sarah TeVelde

    p.s. please let us know if we can do ANYTHING at all to help

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  14. Believing in a Miracle for baby Esther!

    xoxoxo lots of love and prayers!

    patty
    grandma of a miracle grandson

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  15. Praying for all three of you - The Lord bless you and keep you, make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you and give you His peace. He loves you three so much - I pray you will feel that over the next days, weeks, months...forever!
    ~a sister/auntie in Christ

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  16. Much love to you, The Lord is watching over you, Jason and Esther. Dear Lord, I pray that you will hold Jason, Rhonda and Esther close, place your healing arms around this family and give them the feeling of your presence in this difficult time. Please them and keep them.... AMEN... PRAISE THE LORD!

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  17. Praying that the "Peace of God that transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!" Praying for the Dr and nurses that are caring for Esther and for you guys. (Your story is making the rounds on FB...I don't think I know you but as a parent my heart breaks for you guys and as a believer I rejoice that we have a God that is BIGGER than all of this!)

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  18. Don't give up HOPE!! Abel had a VERY small left lung, liver was up with a 10% chance of survival....he's here, he's a miracle, he defied all the odds:) Keeping you all in prayer!!!!

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