Wednesday, October 26, 2011

David 1...Goliath 0

So the Vent is off.

31 days on the vent.

Now one day off.

We are by no means out of the woods. She needs to remain stable over night. This David and Goliath is a 12 round fight...not a one stone throw.

So we sit and wait.

We stare at a screen of numbers, hoping respiratory rates remain stable...heart rates remain stable...blood pressures remain stable...pulse-oxes remain stable. So far so good.

Meet Goliath 1


Affectionately known as R2D2, Chaia just beat the tar out of this Goliath. May he Rest in Peace.

Here are just a couple pics from the rest of the afternoon/evening.


Chaia was a little wild with her heart rate and breathing after extubation, but a little bit of mama holdin' her and a bit of dad playing guitar and she was back down where she should be.

David 1...Goliath 0

Round Two going on right now.

Chaia wins when we kneel...its not a catchy phrase, it is the irrefutable truth.

Please don't stop.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have been watching for this post all day. Praise God!!! I will share with the many others you do not even know that are sharing in your journey and praying for you all. Thank you for sharing and give that beautiful little girl a kiss from many unknown prayer warriors!

Anonymous said...

Thank the Lord. Praying in Oklahoma!

Anonymous said...

The faith and strength you both have is just amazing to me. God bless you both and your beautiful Chaia as you continue on this journey . She is so very blessed to have such wonderful parents who are so understanding and have taught her what it is to be loved by God .

Anonymous said...

Great news!!...We'll keep up the prayers!
Love - The Snoke's

Amy, Bryan, Camryn, Carter said...

Been praying without ceasing since the beginning. What a big step this is...Amen!

The Shamps

Anonymous said...

You go Chaia! We've been praying for you all day. God Bless! Kevin & Rhonda

Anonymous said...

thank you for the update - and we won't stop! couldn't have been more excited to see a picture than we were today when we saw the picture of you 3 - we know it's not over, but we are thanking God with happy hearts for the day you've had - and keep going, little miss Chaia! we love you guys!!

Beth Honnold said...

WOW...what beautiful pictures of your little bean!! Brooke says "she is beautiful"!! The girls prayed on the way to school today and while they were in school...as soon as they came home they asked "How is Chaia?"....thumbs up from me put a huge smile on their face!! We will keep praying!! Love you all!

Chad said...

I can see Chaia pulling through this now. It WILL happen. I feel as if it is God 's will for it to happen.

Sandy said...

Prayed and cried on the way to work today. Prayed off and on all day at work. Prayed and cried on the way home! My family and I are constantly praying for Chaia, for you both, and for your families. So glad to see this update and pictures! God is so awesome!! We will all keep praying for you. Your little angel is just beautiful!

Lisa Shoupe said...

Thanks for the "shout-out" in Nevada! There are actually a lot more Christians here than you'd think :) It's a broken city, Las Vegas that is, and there are many people here sharing God's love with the broken. I will be working nightshift tonight so I can pray for the next 12 hours that Chaia remains strong and defeats the next Goliath in her path! I work as a nurse in the PICU here in Las Vegas and each little one I care for tonight will remind me of how precious little Chaia is to so many people and how God works in miraculous ways :)

Anonymous said...

So glad "Little Bean" is growing and learning to take breaths on her own! She has been shown the way through her parents! That smile she has is awsome!!!! Prayed by 1/2 hour and continue to pray....tears of happiness rolled down my cheeks with those pictures! Keep up the fight little Chaia...sooo many people are pulling and praying for you! xox

Anonymous said...

So glad "Little Bean" is growing and learning to take breaths on her own! She has been shown the way through her parents! That smile she has is awsome!!!! Prayed by 1/2 hour and continue to pray....tears of happiness rolled down my cheeks with those pictures! Keep up the fight little Chaia...sooo many people are pulling and praying for you! xox

Anonymous said...

So glad "Little Bean" is growing and learning to take breaths on her own! She has been shown the way through her parents! That smile she has is awsome!!!! Prayed by 1/2 hour and continue to pray....tears of happiness rolled down my cheeks with those pictures! Keep up the fight little Chaia...sooo many people are pulling and praying for you! xox

Steph said...

We are wild with joy here for you all! We continue to pray without ceasing! Thank you for these updates, they give us specific things to give thanks for! - Stephaine Charlotte, NC

Anonymous said...

Prayers are being answered! I will continue to pray that she continues to improve. Thanks for the updates!
Becky Gross

Wood and Roberta said...

YEAH...you go girl (and God, of course). And AMEN for the rally beard being gone!

Still on our knees. Love you guys!
Wood and Roberta

Anonymous said...

Praise God! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures, they brought me to tears (tears of Joy this time though):-) May God continue to work his miracle in your beautiful angel. May she continue to grow stronger every day and win this battle! On my knees for Chaia, wont stop praying! God Bless all of you!

Anonymous said...

We are thrilled to see these new photos and to know that 'Goliath' is down for this round. We'll continue to pray as long as we can stay awake. :) We love you all so much. Thanks for keeping us all informed. We're praising God with you!!! Howard & Alice

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus!!! God you are so good... I am So happy to hear this AWESOME news.. Been praying for her and you guys all day today... Will continue to pray that God would continue to show himself thru her... Can't thank you enough God for answering and hearing our prayers.. You are def MORE than enuff for us God... I love you Jesus...
Steph Wilson---

Anonymous said...

Thank You Jesus.. I am So EXCITED to hea this AWESOME news... God you are so GOOD... Been Praying for you all today and will continue to do so.. God I pray that you will continue to show yourself thru Baby Chaia.. Thank you so much for Hearing and answering the prayers of your people.. God U are Def MORE than enuff for us... I Love you Jesus!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome post and AWESOME pics! Thanks for taking the time to share. We are continuously praying and thinking of you all! :)

Cathy said...

I've been checking back all day waiting to hear this good news! You keep fighting, Chaia, and we'll keep praying!! You have a wonderful Mommy and Daddy who love you very much!!

Anonymous said...

I have been praying all day to hear this wonderful news. She is a true fighter! Love and happy hugs to you all!!

Sue said...

Thank you God! I've been praying all day and checking this blog for updates. This is encouraging news but I realize it is a long road ahead. GO DAVID GO!!! Will keep praying.

Anonymous said...

I too have been waiting all day for your post. Thank you for taking the time to update us all and allow us to share in this joy! What a great day!! It must be so nice to hold Chaia again! My heart is filled with joy for you and I will continue to pray and praise God as this miracle continues to happen. I believe!!! May God continue to watch over you and your family and continue to be with you and carry you thru this journey. Denisa Caughron

Jodi said...

I saw your story through a friend on facebook. Your baby is a precious gift from God and my family and I are praying for you all in Indiana. May He give you great strength!

heather perry said...

Keep it up chaia,you are doing good. Will keep praying for the family through this. Smithville Ohio

Amy Starkey said...

We continue to pray for Chaia and all of you! Go Chaia Go!!!!!

SuburbanMom said...

Praise God.

Anonymous said...

"A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice." Isaiah 42:3
Still standing firm on this verse in Kansas. One breath in front of the other, Miss Chaia. Your global family has much to learn from and to give to you. Love and grace to you and your beautiful, faithful mom and dad.

Joy in Kansas

OmaOpa said...

You go Chaia!!! Praise God!!! Praying in Ohio.

Anonymous said...

We don't know you but know that we are praying for you and your sweet baby girl! We prayed for you guys at our MOPS group this morning - all the way from Cape Coral, Fl! God bless you guys!

virginiap said...

You have all been on my mind all day. I know Aunt Mary Beth was certainly on pins and needles. Praying without ceasing.... You are all an inspiration to me and a testament to faith and to God's greatness. Continue to fight the good fight, Chaia!

Cathy said...

Praise God!!!for the good news that Chaia is off the vent. I continue to pray throughout the day while at work and watch for updates. Children are a blessing from God and you have been blessed with such a beautiful daughter Chaia. Continued prayers being sent your way. God Bless...

dianna said...

Couldn't wait to get home tonight and see how the day went. What a beautiful picture of the 3 of you. Thank you for sharing your journey. We will continue to keep praising God and praying for Chaia!

Mama Karen said...

BEAUTIFUL! Chaia's expressions are priceless! Thank you Jesus for what you did today and what you are going to do tomorrow and the day after that, and the day after that! One day at a time! Prayers still going up!

aussienic76 said...

Your latest picture of the 3 of you is my laptop background! Our God is an awesome God and will use all things for His Glory and for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purposes. Hallelujah Father God!

Anonymous said...

Hoping all went well during the night! Awoke often and thinking of you guys and praying!!!

Anonymous said...

I had to check your blog first thing this morning. PRAISE THE LORD! Then I read the story of David and Goliath again and am visualizing Chaia with her slingshot, but in this story she is in her parents' arms has an army of thousands of prayer warriors marching behind her. This enemy WILL be defeated!!!
Still on my knees (and the fasting wasn't as hard as I thought it would be!)
Diane Firis

Anonymous said...

You go little princess warrior! Thanking God for his many blessings and continuing to kneel for Chaia. We love you guys! Bruce and Sharon

Blaireli said...

Praying that sweet Chaia had a good night off of the vent continues to do well in the coming days. Sending many prayers and lots of love.

Joanne Sadlon said...

Psalm 139:11-16 "If I say,‘Surely the darkness shall cover me,and the light around me become night’,
even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day,for darkness is as light to you. For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well. My frame was not hidden from you,when I was being made in secret,intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed."

Tami said...

I have been reposting your blog on my facebook. This morning there were messages in my inbox telling me Chaia was off of the vent!!! There is much rejoicing over this victory. Prayers for continued progress and strength-for mommy and daddy too. :)

Annette said...

Chaia is so beautiful!