Sunday, January 4, 2009

Edmund Phillip

Edmund Phillip was born at 1:12 am Sunday, January 4, 2009. He was a whopping 10 lbs 13 oz and 21 inches long! Heidi did beautifully during labor and did incredible pushing and all. Dennis got to catch Edmund and was able to bring him to Heidi. The cord was short so we couldn't nurse right away. A few minutes after he was born, the midwives were not happy with his breathing or heart rate so we transfered to Riverview Hospital where he was stabilized and prepped for transfer to St. Vincent's Children's Hospital.

There was a lot of fluid in Edmund's lungs which prevented oxygen from getting everywhere in the body. They aren't sure why it was there, but they know there was blood mixed in and his lungs weren't clotting. The lack of oxygen has greatly effected his major organs and they aren't responding well to treatment. We don't know if there is any brain damage but we have been told the heart is not doing well. There have been some minor improvements, but the doctors remind us that he is very sick and the prognosis is slim.

Heidi and Dennis are currently at the St. Vincent's Women's Center Hospital (Heidi was admitted for stitching - 2nd degree tearing - he was a big boy.) We would appreciate your prayers for strength and healing for Edmund and growth in faith for me and Heidi.

We really don't know where this is going or how it will all work out...
Dennis & Heidi

11 comments:

Amanda said...

heidi and dennis...

we are praying for you in the midst of this time...that God might truly be your all in all...that He would see fit to bring healing and strength to edmund...to provide comfort and hope. may His grace be your strength...and the air that you breathe. may He be glorified.

amanda and mike

Jen said...

Heidi and Dennis,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you...

Love,
Jen and Mike Ely

Julie's Blog said...

I have been getting updates all day from your family and I have been in a state of constant prayer. I love all three of you so very much. May the Lord grant you Grace and Peace - even in this.

Love you
Julie

Anonymous said...

heidi & dennis...

Always in our prayers for healing and strength.

Luv Leanna

Holly said...

Heidi and Dennis,
I am so sorry you are going through this struggle. I pray that God will comfort you during this time and for healing for Edmund. We love you guys and thinking and praying for you.
Love,
Holly & Phil

Jessica Schullek said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Heidi I don't really know you but am an old friend of Dennis'. I know that you both have the strength and faith to get you through this. Even though I am not geographically close to you, my constant prayers are with you and that beautiful baby boy of yours! all the best...

Jessica Schullek

bharber said...

heidi and dennis,

we love you guys...and will continue to pray that God would heal Edmund, and that He would comfort and strengthen you as only He can.

becky

Lee said...

We're thinking about you guys and praying for the best too.

Lee & Megan

Anonymous said...

Dennis & Heidi,

Thanks for posting the pictures...what a big boy!! Our hearts and tears are with you as go through this. We pray that God holds you and Edmund close to his heart. Know that we love all 3 of you very much!!

Love
Rachel

Anonymous said...

Dear Heidi and Dennis,

May the Lord grant you strength and comfort.
We pray that God will intervene and heal.
Peggy and I pray for the three of you and your families. We have also added you to the prayer chain at our church.
We are grateful that Nancy has kept us apprised.
We send our love.

Aunt Peggy and Uncle Phil

Jenni said...

Heidi and Dennis,
We are on Facebook with Don Bartemus as a friend. He urged us to pray for you and I just wanted you to know that we are praying for you. We are praying for your healing as well as for your little precious baby. May God grant you His grace and His peace during this hard time. Bill and Jenni Smith