Rhonda and Jason

Rhonda and Jason
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Saturday, April 14, 2012

She is two days old!

We got a little sleep last night.  Esther has only improved since her last trial yesterday morning.  We have been able to shower and digest the last 24hours a bit.  The ECMO machine has several clots in it and they need to change the "circuit" (start new with new tubing) and that will not be without its challenges, but at rounds with the doctors the plans are all about moving forward and "next steps".  This is encouraging.  We had breakfast, they changed the circuit and my baby girl looks better than ever.  We continue to pray for wisdom, protection, healing and comfort.  Only God knows what is next, and I trust in Him.


  1. Wonderful News of Esther's progress and your great attitude. Prayers continuing for your beautiful baby and you two.

  2. Your trust in God will help you through. I'm praying for Esther and for you!
    Lisa, Mom to Ramsey, LCDH Survivor

  3. What a testimony to God's grace this blog is. Only the grace of God could sustain you both so well in such difficult circumstances. You are very clearly conveying the trial as overwhelming, but bearable through dependence on Jesus Christ. All things are possible through Jesus. There is NOTHING to hard for Him!
    Our church is praying.
    Kathy Robson (friend of Rhonda's mom, Karen)

  4. Peter and Ann LenApril 15, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    Remember that God is the "voice of truth". Do not be afraid. He has Esther in His hands!

    Praying constantly for your family.

    Peter & Ann

  5. Thanks for keeping us posted on Esthers progress. We praise God for your miracle baby and are continuing to pray. Love you!

  6. So encouraging to here Rhonda. Jesus does hold it all together. I can't imagine how scary the last few days have been for you guys. I had knots in my stomach and I'm not even there. You guys are really tough-God has given you much endurance. Keep pressing on. Much love to you all.

  7. Rhonda, I am praying for you, Jason, and Esther. May you rest in God's abounding strength and peace...and may God be glorified through this testimony.

    "My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge." Psalm 62:7-8

    Natalya Len

  8. I found you from the Knolls. I'm praying hard for you, Rhonda, Jason and Esther. Praying for a miracle in her little body.
    Your last post, about the importance and sufficiency of Jesus Christ in your life, is the true miracle in all of our lives. Thank you for your injunction.
    Bethany L.

  9. I am continuing to pray for you and your little Esther. We don't know eachother, but I saw this on facebook and it touched my heart. I will continue praying and asking others to pray for your precious little blessing.