Thursday, April 22, 2010

She's alive!!! She's on the ECMO machine now. They won't know much of anything for the next few days. They're trying to find her "a" line, which is part of her heart beat, but her heart is beating on its own now, even though it's not perfect. The ECMO is doing all of her lung work and is able to do the work of her heart if they need it to. They won't know about brain function and organ damage for a few days. They won't know much of anything about her future for a few days, but our God does and He is mighty to save. He is our Jehovah Rapha, our Healing God.

Your prayers are keeping us together, and He is keeping her alive. Mat God receive ALL the glory, forever and always. May His name and power and might be made famous and personally known through the miracle of His daughter, who He so graciously placed in our family. We are blessed.

This message is sent to you via the blessing of Lorraine's cell phone. :-)

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Today is the first time i came to ur blog.. I'm overwhelmed.. I'm extremely happy to read the good news.. I'll continue to pray for your dear little princess.. Sending my well wishes to all of u from Singapore - Junita.

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I've been out this morning and been thinking about you and your sweet girl. I am so happy to read the latest news!

Praise God!

Cheryl said...

Praying---God loves you all so very, very much!

Anonymous said...

Lorraine & Matt,

We just wanted you to know that we am praying urgently for all of you today. Our family knows that God does walk with you through the Valley of the Shadow of Death and how He hears the prayers of his saints. May Jesus hold you close (I know He's right there keeping Chrissie company, even now...)

Love,
Lee Ann, Gordon, Abby & Frank

Tymm said...

praying for you guys.

regardless of His will and the outcome you have already made Him famous... your faith in the midst of this is astounding...

God - please bless these children of yours...

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Oh, Thank You Jesus! Will be praying!!!!

The Gotch 5 said...

I don't even know you and my heart is aching and my stomach is turning. I can not imagine what you are going through all I know is prayer is power and I am do all the praying I can for you and for Chrissie!! PRAYING!

Petrie said...

Also the mom of an adopted heart child who spent 2 months in the hospital after OHS...lifting your dear daughter in prayer. So hard, what you're going through. Hang on to the hope. She WILL be healed one way or another, either in this temporal world or in the arms of Jesus! And the difference you made is that she has known the love of a family! Praying for you all....

Mary said...

God is SO GOOD!
Praying hard in Florida for your Princess and your whole family. (((HUGS)))!

Christine said...

He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "O Sovereign LORD, you alone know." Ez 37:3
He alone knows, but He CAN and I'm standing with you, asking Him to bring her back fully. If He does not, there will be a great purpose. Hang on, dear one. "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ." 2 Cor 1:20
There will be a Yes. Hold on, sister.

Anonymous said...

A friend asked for prayer for Chrissie and your family, and I have been following your blog and praying for you, your daughter, and the drs and nurses. Will continue to pray!

Runningmama said...

Praying for your sweet sweet girl.

Christine said...

Praying. You are in the midst of a storm. May God embrace you tightly next to Him.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Thank You Jesus! Will be praying..... God is holding you all in His loving arms...
God's peace and God's healing...
Daleea

Suzette said...

Offering up praises and prayers for your family!

Cindy said...

I was introduced to your family by Brittany Krause's facebook post asking for prayer for Chrissie. This morning as I was praying and checking on your latest update, my daily scripture came on my phone...I just had to share
"Even in my suffering I was comforted because your promise gave me life" Psalm 112:50
I know God has you in the palm of His hand. Stay strong and you have a nation of prayer behind you!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Thank You Jesus!
Praying for your family.... God is holding you in His loving arms...
God's peace and healing,
Daleea

Connie said...

We're praying, Lorraine! Camila prayed for Chrissie this morning in devotions--8 a.m. ;)

Love,
Connie

Lisa Gaspard (Luling) said...

Praise GOD!!!!!!! Our hearts and our prayers continue to be with you and your family for Chrissie!!!!!!
Love,
Lisa Gaspard

tamaraberger said...

from the song:
How Beautiful the hands that served the wine and the bread and the sons of the earth. How beautiful the feet that walked the long dusty road and the hill to the cross how beautiful! how beautiful! How beautiful . . .
is the BODY of Christ. How beautiful the heart that bled, that took all my sin and bore it instead. How beautiful the tender eyes that choose to forgive and never despise! How beautiful. How beautiful! How beautiful . . . is the BODY OF CHRIST! And as he laid down his life we offer this sacrifice, that we will live just as he died, willing to pay the price, willing to pay the price. How beautiful the radiant bride who waits for her groom with his light in her eyes. How beautiful when humble hearts give the fruit of pure life so that other's may live. How beautiful! How beautiful . . . .IS THE BODY OF CHRIST! How beautiful the feet that bring the sound of good news and the love of the king. How beautiful the hands that serve the wine and the bread and the sons of the earth. how beautiful! How beautiful! How beautiful . .. . is the BODY OF CHRIST! Matt and Lorraine, what you've done for Chrissie is the most BEAUTIFUL thing I've seen.

Josh said...

Just know people all over the country are praying for your little one. She has moved my heart like it has not been moved in a long time..
He can move the mountains. Our God is mighty to save!
Praying for you all..

THE CAMPBELL FAMILY said...

Praying here for you all!!!

PletcherFamily said...

Thank goodness for good news for now. We are praying hard for her full recovery.

Zack, Jenn and William said...

Praise God! I'm continuing to pray for Chrissie. God has her in His hands! Praying for you guys as well - for comfort, peace, and wisdom.

Carrie said...

Just wanted you to know, we have been praying for Chrissie and for all of you who love her so. We will continue to be on our knees lifting her up to our heavenly Father.

Amy said...

Lorraine and Matt, I have just learned of your family from Holly and have caught up on the last few postings. I just want you to know that I am praying for your precious daughter and for all of your family...God bless each of you with strength, peace, comfort and mercy!

Trisha said...

I so agree with the person who shared that no matter the outcome, you have made HIM famous. People literally around the world are being drawn to our Father as we wait in hope. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. Praying for you ALL!

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you! Praying that God will show his miracle here on earth!!

Kelly said...

Oh Chrissie, Hang in there big girl!! Lots and lots of prayers coming your way. Her life and yours have already been an amazing testimony to God's love, grace, and mercy. You are amazing parents. Praying for strength and wisdom and peace for all of you.

Kelly S from RR

Kat said...

I just got home and thought of you all day. Just saw the string of blogs. We will continue to hold Chrissie up and petition our loving God. Praise Him!!!!

Staci and Damon said...

I just found out about your blog from a friend on facebook. We'll probably never meet on this side of heaven, but please know that you are all receiving prayers from Ohio!!

Cristie said...

Pressing on and deeper into prayer for Chrissie! She has been on my heart all morning. Went to have lunch with two of my kiddos and saw a bunch of little girls giggling and acting so silly. I am asking the Lord that he would restore Chrissie ... heal every inch of her body from her brain to her littlest toe so that one day, you will hear those giggles you love ... you will find a day where you are living in the normal, eating lunch at her school and delighting in the knowledge that it was her creator that gave you back those moments! It will be he, then, that sits at your table and delights in the silliness of your giggles! Jehovah Rapha ... may you place your hand on her body, begin to beat her heart in perfect rhythm, miraculously make her brain function complete, weave together each function of your creation back together with your perfect hands! Lord may today be the day that every ear and every eye that hears of Chrissie will hear of YOU! TO YOU BE THE GLORY!

Debi said...

Still here and still praying and beliving God with you.
Love and hugs and prayers,
Debi

waitingarms said...

Praying for healing for your sweet daughter, wisdom for all the medical personnel taking care of her and for you - her family that is going through an incredible roller coaster.

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for Chrissie and your entire family. May God's loving arms wrap around all of you.

Gloria Overton said...

Give God all the glory, he is sooo good. I believe within my heart that God is still in the midst of healing her heart. Give him all the praise and glory. We will continue praying for Chrissies healing & strenght for the whole family.

manuelsmommy said...

Continuing to pray for your amazing family! May God give you peace, strength and comfort. He is the Ultimate Physician! Lots of prayers being sent from Maryland! :)

David Smith said...

Matt and Lorraine, our prayers are with you, Chrissie and the rest of the family.

Last night, Parker and Mattie came up front at churh to give an update. You would have been so very proud of them and their strength and faith.

David

mck said...

Praying that there will not be any brain damage and that Chrissie's body is healed by the Ultimate Physician! Love, McKenna, DJ, Darah, Connor, and Reese

The Ferrill's said...

Continuing to pour out petitions on your little girl's behalf to our loving Father.
Psalm 139

NachalaDenise said...

Oh, thank you God for hearing our prayers:O) What wonderful news, Hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hurray!!!!!
The tears are flowing again, my heart is there for little Chrissie. I know in my heart God has answered everyone's prayers. It is a matter of time and she will be dancing away..
Puppy-Dog kisses & Kitty-Cat HUGSS
xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxooxox

val said...

I was sent over from Renee Garcia's blog. I am praying for your family.

Praise God

Jean said...

Praying, praying, praying with tears of joy! Thank you Jesus! May all glory go to our Lord!

Trennia said...

Praying and Praising altogether!

Cheryl said...

I prayed for you just now. Glory be to HIS name!
I speak life into Chrissie in Jesus' precious Holy name!
I pray for a new heart to beat in her chest...thank you Lord for restoring this precious little girl for your Kingdom's purpose! A sign and a wonder of Your Great Love! Amen!

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