Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chrissie Update, 4/20, 2:40PM

Thank you all for praying for our precious Chrissie.  I continue to be humbled and in total awe of the numbers of prayer warriors who are lifting Chrissie up to our Father. 

Matt and I have been in the PICU room with Chrissie, so we haven't been able to update, and I apologize.  Chrissie is still in comatose state (medicall induced), but there is much more optimism in the voices of everyone we speak to.  There are many signs that Chrissie is improving, although she's still dependent upon life support machines.  She continues to progress throughout the day, with many signs that she's fighting.

The doctors believe she will be on the life support machines for atleast a few more days.  They can keep her alive on the machines for a few weeks, but with all of the prayer warriors lifting Chrissie up, I am believing that Chrissie is going to pull through faster than anyone would expect.

I'm going to post this quickly, and hopefully I'll get a chance to record some of the signs of improvement and God's hand in her life.  Many of you have asked how you can help, and the thing we would love more than anything else is that you spend time on your knees begging our Lord to show His mighty healing hand and touch our daughter, restoring her to full health, granting her an abundant life so that all of the glory will be given to our King of Kings, our Jehovah Rapha (our Healing God).  Please spend the same amount of time that you would have spent driving here to visit us or anything else you might do for our family, and get on your knees to lift up our precious angel, Christyn Joy.

We are most grateful for your prayers, and that is what brought Chrissie back to life.  Your cries are being heard.  To God be all the glory!!!




35 comments:

Larisa said...

The Church on The Rock in West Point, GA is praying that God will heal your baby girl!! The bible says to come to the throne of grace boldly. Hang in! He knows what He is doing!!

Nancy said...

Our God IS a God of miracles! The very fact that this little one was DEAD and now lives...miracle!!! I am praying for your "Joyful Follower of the Lord." My daughter, adopted from China, is named Kristin ShaoXi Clara Johnson....and the meaning? Doubly Happy, bright follower of the Lord! Gotta love it! :)

Hugs and prayers always headed your way!

Nancy in CT

Stephanie @ Ralphcrew said...

Continuing to lift you up in prayer.

from all of us with love said...

Praying in Ohio continuously! Begging as though she were my own daughter.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you in Kansas.

Kat said...

We have been praying constantly, asking others to pray, and pleading and petitioning our Heavenly Father....we will continue...

G said...

Continued prayers for Chrissie!

Kandi Ann said...

Praying here in Kansas. xoxo, Kandi

Merany :) said...

Hello... I just found your blog today on Renee Garcia's blog... I have been praying for this precious girl all day and will continue!! She's a doll and I am so amazed at the faith that you and your family are showing. I cannot imagine what you are going through and hope that I never will have to experience it. But God does heal... I love the Hillsong Song that says "You hold my every moment,You calm my raging sea,
You walk with me through fire,
Heal all my disease, I trust in you
I trust in you, I believe you're my healer
I believe you are all I need
I believe you're my portion
I believe you're more than enough for me, Jesus you're all I need"
I will be praying and waiting for your next update!!!

Becca Harley said...

lifting you all up now...
becca

Mike said...

Just found you today on Abby Riggs blog and will be praying for Chrissie and Abby and both your families. Believe! Prayer works miracles and I will be praying for a MIRACLE REPORT!

Tara said...

Praying here in Indiana for your sweet girl! May God move in a miraculous way and be glorified in her story. Hugs to you!

TanyaLea said...

Oh Lorraine~ We just linked over to your blog and read about your sweet Crissie. Rest assured that we will be praying fervently for your precious daughter... Indeed, our God is in the miracle working business and He is our healer!! I am going to post a prayer request and your button on our blog, too!

Hang in there! Praying that God's grace brings you comfort and rest as you continue to lean on Him! <><

Blessings and Hugs from Minnesota!
~ Tanya

heatherbrown said...

I am certainly praying for her....I have Wollf-Parkinson-White syndrome, and my dad recently had titanium valves placed in his heart. Immediately after surgery, it didnt go so well....but after they placed a pacemaker...he was doing sooo much better. I know how scary and helpless it can feel, I pray for your peace and comfort as well!

Jodi said...

This brought tears to my eyes.

Oh, how I am praying for her to gain strength and come back to you.

I cannot imagine how hard this is, but I'm so glad you find peace and hope in The One that gave her to you in the first place.

Jodi

Gaining Grace said...

Praying for your sweet Chrissy!

Susan A said...

I've just prayed for Chrissie, that our Father will restore her body so that she will become strong and do not need to rely on life support. Praying also for peace for you and your family in trusting Him during this time.

Debi said...

Praying and believing God for complete healing. Our God is able!
Love and hugs and prayers,
Debi

JoEllen said...

We are praying here in Connecticut and some in Kentucky for precious Chrissie and your whole family.

She is a gift and a miracle. He will see you through this. God Bless you. We're blessed to see how God will use you all for His Glory.

trina said...

We are praying for your precious Crissie and that you will have peace that only comes from Christ. {{{hugs}}}

Renae said...

More prayers here in Ohio:)! Waiting and watching to see our mighty God do what He does best!

Courtney said...

Just heard about your story from another blog. I will be praying for you little one.

Katie said...

Praying for your little heart warrior!! My daughter was also born with a heart defect and had open heart surgery at 5 months old. I know the roller coaster you are on right now. We are praying for Chrissie in Georgia!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your angel Chrissie and your family. She is a miracle. Stay strong. Love,

The Gonzales Family
Cypress, TX

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

I found your blog from Abby's blog. (I met their precious family when we were on a road trip last fall.) I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you, and BELIEVING for you that God CAN heal your precious daughter.

I also want to share a little story with you ...

My 3 year old was in a drug-induced coma for a week. We did not know if he would live or die. When I asked one of the nurses on the 2nd day what his prognosis was, she said, "I don't know. Our other patients like this would have died by now."

A week after he miraculously came out of his coma, we were sent to the regular floor of the hospital. One of his doctors told me, "I don't know if you understand how unbelievable this is that your son is leaving ICU, this soon, in this condition." Yes. We knew.

A week later ... we brought him home (as the doctors shook their heads in wonder).

Two months later, I asked Elijah if he remembered being in the hospital. "Yes. I was there with Jesus." End of discussion.

Two years later, Elijah told me, "When I was in the hospital, Jesus took me to heaven, twice, and then he let me come home."

Yes. I have no doubt that my son went to heaven with Jesus (while in his drug-induced coma). I look forward to hearing the stories that Chrissie may be able to tell.

Praying!

Laurel :)

TheSooner7 said...

Praying for you and your family...God be with you.

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing woman and praying warrior! I will also pray for your sweet angel as if she where mine own. The Lord has special plans for her. Keep positive and keep praying!

Stacy in Georgia said...

My prayers are with you and all of your family.

Debby said...

I have been following your blog for a month or so. I have been praying hard for Chrissie these past few days. I will continue to do so! Thank you for updating!

The McCammons said...

I have come to your blog via Brent Riggs blog, and please know that I am praying for your little one, your family and the Drs. May God bless you all!

Amanda said...

I am praying for Chrissie and your family. God has some amazing plans for her and I believe He will wrap his loving, healing arms around her and she'll have a speedy recovery. Praying for yall daily!

Christine said...

Been praying for your little girl. Glad to read she is making progress. May every day give her a little more strength.

AussieJenn said...

Your sweet daughter is in my thoughts.

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Your baby girl is being prayed for as I type this. No child (or parent) should have to go through this.

Love & Hugs.
Jill

Anonymous said...

Praying from Missouri....

Shannon

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