"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lovely

I was going to post about our fun Saturday, but then I read this and thought it was much more important!
This is Lovely. She was only weighs 1 pound, 10 ounces. She is only 20 days old and has survived this long without medical attention! She measures only 16 inches long.
Please pray for this little one and her mom!

This was written by a woman named Dixie who runs "God's Littlest Angels", an American run orphanage in Haiti:
"I decided yesterday to try and feed Lovely some of her mother’s breast milk by a tube into her stomach, giving her 1 teaspoon of milk every three hours. But during the night, she did not tolerate it very well and vomited once and then she vomited again this morning. I immediately stopped her feedings, but her lungs have “crackles” and I fear she aspirated some of the milk.

So we went through her heart rate dropping and oxygen saturation dropping.

Lovely’s mother is so young. I do not think she knows or understands just how serious Lovely’s condition is right now. She sits and watches us and we scurry around her tiny baby and I am sure she wonders what all of those tubes and medications are doing for her baby. The mother looks like a 12 year old. She is tiny and young herself! It is hard to believe she is actually 18 years old!


Please pray for Lovely. All of the staff really wants this baby to survive. We have had too many premature babies not survive lately."

God, please hear our prayers and be with little Lovely!

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