Friday, September 30, 2011


Rough night.

Chaia did not do well off the ventilator. She regressed, was re-intubated and she is heavily sedated...again.

Shaina got to hold her for 5 minutes before they put her under. (First time since last Sunday.)

Akron Children's transported the little bean to the Cleveland Clinic.

As I type, Chaia is having a heart cath done.

This is very serious and Shaina and I are very weak...physically, emotionally and spiritually. We need you to hold our arms up in this so the battle is won.

Pray that perseverance would complete its work (James 1)

Pray for Shaina as she is taking this extremely hard.

Pray that we would give thanks even in this...even when we might not feel thankful.

Pray for healing.

Pray that we would be encouraged and supported. We are further from home and our church. If you fast, fast. If you intercede, intercede. If you have kiddos. Go hug em, hold em and pray with them.

Jesus is enough.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Ben and Shaina, I feel so awkward quoting bible verses to you, but one that got me through Bruce's heart attack and our move was Phil 4:6-7 "Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done". We have been praying around the clock and will continue to do so. So many people love all three of you. We know that you are all strong and little Chaia will continue to fight. She has the Thompson Penrod blood! Trusting in Him and sending hugs to you all. Love, Sharon