Saturday, March 26, 2011

Deborah Faith Clark

What a few hours! I arrived back in Dallas at 7am. by 10:34 Pm, Deborah is born. We had a few intense moments. Anne had an epidural and they tried to turn the baby but Deborah's heart rate dropped really low so the doctor immediately said we have to do a c-section. So in a matter of minutes Deborah was out and we discovered her cord was way too short that Jay couldn't even cut it! God protected us in many ways! Deborah is 7lbs 7oz. and 20 inches long. She didn't need any glucose due to my diabetes and she is doing just great! Thank you for your prayers! They were felt and God's hand so strongly guided the whole thing and we are blessed! Here are a few pictures of Deborah and her sisters.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Change of Plans

Now there will be no spinal tap or PhD interview until next week because Anne is going to deliver the baby tonight! At her appointment today she was already dilated some and the baby is still breech with a foot hanging down low. The doctor doesn't want any chance of a breech delivery that could be dangerous, so we are going to the hospital tonight to try and turn the baby. If it works, they will induce Anne. If it doesn't, she will have a C-section.
We will keep you posted!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Prayer team

First, I wanted to share another blog of our trip to Sea World. Click Here to go to Heroes for Children's website to read the blog.

Second, I wanted to ask you to pray for Sarah on March 25th. She goes for another spinal tap and we've noticed they are harder for her emotionally and physically. So we wanted to depend on the only One who can give us the strength to endure. If you can pray for her starting at 8am C.S.T. to 12pm CST on the 25th that would be wonderful. She always likes to know people are praying for her so you can also email us back and she can be encouraged with your comments.

Third and final item is we have the D-Date or End Date. March 24th, 2012 will be the final day of Sarah's treatments. This means we are almost a year away! My personality loves to be able to count down to achieving a goal so I need to share a few numbers with you:)
5 more spinal taps: including one coming up on 25th of March.
12 more monthly visits for chemo
12 more monthly steroid dosages (4 days,every month)
379 more days of chemo pills.

There is starting be a light at the end of the tunnel in this process. We are trusting God that He will continue to keep the leukemia away and for complete healing of Sarah so we can finish the protocol.

While I am asking for prayer, we have another item or two. I will be traveling from the 15th to 24th of March. We originally thought this would give me plenty of time to return home before Deborah is born but with Anne's gestational diabetes and Deborah is breeched, they've moved the induction as early as the 29th of March. Please pray for our family especially the safety of Anne and Deborah Faith.