Our bionic baby…

Ava pulled through the night!  And she is doing better than expected, praise the Lord! 

However, she does look rather bionic, I’m not sure there is a square inch of her that doesn’t have a tube or a wire attached, but I’m not complaining, it’s all keeping her alive.

Her little chest cavity is open to help with swelling, and Jason actually saw her little heart beating last night, isn’t that incredible?

She is still on a ventilator and is sedated and muscle relaxed, so she is just lying there, but her circulation is clearly better as her little feet aren’t dusky anymore… it’s all so amazing.

And as the Dr’s explained to Jason last night, they work here in terms of goals for her – not timelines –   goals.  So their goal last night was to wean her off some of the medications that she was on for surgery all while keeping her blood pressure stable, and they met their goal sooner then expected, which is wonderful news and just one more sign that God is still keeping this little one close to His heart.

And it’s hard as a mom to see your baby lying there when all I can do is stroke her head, but I’ve been praying that God would be her comfort right now and I’m trusting in Him,

So now for prayer requests…

Please pray for Jason and I as yesterday really kicked our butts… and I’m actually starting to feel now that I had a baby and it doesn’t feel good.  We need to make sure that we rest and keep up our strength so that we can be here for Ava and not get sick.

Please pray for the right nurses to look after Ava, after a while we can request a core team so I’m looking forward to that, some consitancy would be great.

Please pray that she would remain stable today as they continue to wean her off the medication.  We haven’t seen the dr’s yet today so I don’t know what her goals are, but just continue to pray.

God has been so incredibly faithful and even last night all Jason and I could do was to be thankful for how God is making His presense known in caring for us every step of the way.

And we are thankful for all fo you – you who have been reading this blog and commenting and praying,  it’s a huge encouragment to us, so thank-you!!!

19 thoughts on “Our bionic baby…

  1. She is so beautiful, look at all the amazing hair! We are praying for you continuously here. The boys are here playing some very imaginative `life`game with John, and they are having fun.
    Much love; we miss you! Kiss your little Ava for us.

  2. Hi Lisa,

    My sister (Sarah MacGowan) and I were praying for you all yesterday and the Lord brought this verse (typed below) to mind, as I had read it earlier in the day at my Moms in Prayer group. The theme for the day was “God is the Miracle Worker”. We continue to pray for a miracle of healing for sweet Ava and for rest and healing for you as well. May you feel the prayers of many, and know that you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength.


    Psalm 77:11-14
    English Standard Version (ESV)
    11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD;
    yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
    12 I will ponder all your work,
    and meditate on your mighty deeds.
    13 Your way, O God, is holy.
    What god is great like our God?
    14 You are the God who works wonders;
    you have made known your might among the peoples.

  3. Praising God for the amazing work He is doing! Continually lifting Ava up in prayer. Praying also for you and Jason. Thank you so much for the updates.

  4. It’s amazing to see what God is doing!! He is the same God today as He was when he closed the Lions mouth or parted the Red Sea, and He is still not done!! Lisa thank you for sharing with us and letting us see the miracle God is doing through His precious little girl!! I pray for the rest and strength only God can provide for you and Jay… Love you guys!

  5. Continuing to keep you and Jason in my thoughts and prayers. Please get some rest so you can continue to take care of Ava.
    Thanks also for posting these updates and the photos.

  6. Hi Lisa,
    Your cousin Heather here, saw a link to your blog through facebook. I wanted you to know I was thinking of you and your family and hope all goes well with sweet little Ava. She sounds like a strong little lady just like her Mom. Blessings to you all.

  7. Wow! What a good night! We’ll be praying specifically for your recuperation today Lisa – and that baby girl keeps hitting those goals nice and quick!

  8. Go Ava go! We are praying for you Lisa and Jason. Take care … it is all about finishing the race strong and not burning out in the sprint. May you know God’s presence today.

  9. We have been praying and are so blessed by each update. The girls have been praying for your beautiful babies at home. We know Jesus is so close to you right now and has baby Ava tightly in his hand. Praying you have rest, peace and good health for the next leg of the journey. All our love and prayers.

  10. So proud of little Ava. Doing so well. I’m thinking lots about her as I’m at work – and at home too. Love you guys lots and praying for you guys- health and quick healing for you.
    Lots if love – the Wilkins fam.

  11. We’re all praying here Lisa and Jason! So thankful that Ava has done so well, and we pray that this continues. We pray for pain relief and rest for you Lisa, and strength and rest for you both.
    We’ll be praying about the nursing team and doctors. So thankful to be able to see God caring for your family.

  12. Psalm 139:13-16

    You made my whole being:
    You formed me in my mothers body
    I praise you because you made me
    In an amazing and wonderful way
    What you have done is wonderful
    I know this very well.
    You say my bones being formed
    As I took shape in my mothers body.
    When I was put together there
    You say my body as it was formed
    All the days planned for me
    We’re written in your book
    Before I was one day old!

    We love ya……….Jake and Bon

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