In Septemeber 2008, I traveled 6000 miles to Haiti's Kenscoff mountains. My mission: to care for some of the orphaned and abandoned, the sick, malnourished and premature infants of this beautiful but beleagured Caribbean nation.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Sarah Needs Prayer

On Tuesday, I wrote that baby Sarah was an answer to prayer. Today, she needs prayer.

Sarah made wonderful progress this week. She was being weaned off of CPAP yesterday. She was alert, crying for feeds, drinking from a bottle, sucking on her fists and enjoying some snuggle time.

Overnight, though, she became sick. This morning, she had a fever and her blood oxygen levels and her heart rate were unstable.

We are able to run a limited number of blood tests on our iSTAT machine. The results of these tests show that Sarah's lungs and kidneys are not functioning normally. She was highly stressed in her Mother's womb, and this stress has made this weak baby all the more vulnerable to infection.

Sarah is back on oxygen. We have changed her antibiotics and we are also giving fluids through her IV line, to try to correct her electrolyte imbalances.

This photograph was taken yesterday. Sarah is too unstable to be photographed today. It is heartbreaking to see her now, so pale and exhausted. In the blink of an eye, everthing changes.

Pray with me that God will work through us to heal Sarah.


Louise said...

OH Dear Lord I pray for you sweet Sarah. Hang in there sweet baby get stong and healthy

Ninabi said...

Sending prayers your way for tiny Sarah. And a prayer for those loving hands that care for her.