Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pray for Miss Selah Please

This photo is of healthy "Snow White Selah" (as her bio sister, Ella "CinderELLA" refers to her).

Unfortunatley, Selah isn't very healthy right now because she has RSV (Respiratory Syncitial Virus).

RSV isn't that big of a deal for older kids or adults, but in infants (Selah is 14 weeks old now), it can be a serious (sometimes life-threatening) virus.  Selah is having a hard time breathing as RSV attacks the lungs and airways.  She saw our pediatrician yesterday, and I consulted with him on the phone today.  We started breathing treatments (Xoponex), and we're praying Selah won't have to be admitted to the hospital.

We would greatly appreciate your prayers for Selah.

As our pediatrician reviewed with me yesterday how some infants must have their airways suctioned, I had immediate flashbacks to Princess Chrissie.  Oh how I pray that Selah won't have to be hospitalized due to this virus.  I just don't think any of us are really ready to face another lung problem with a little lovie.  I can't imagine the thought of Selah having to be intubated and suctioned.  Not ready to live through that experience again.  I don't like to see Selah struggling and coughing and feeling so crummy.  I am praying for quick healing.  I ask you to join us in prayer that Jehovah Rapha would quickly bring total healing to Selah.

PS  Ella (Selah's bio sister) has come up with a "real" fairy tale.  Princess Cinderella (Ella) lives in a castle with her baby sister, Snow White (Selah).  And they have a beloved sister in Heaven (Chrissie) named Sleeping Beauty.  Cinderella says, "Wow, what did I do to deserve to live in a castle like this?  Thank you, God, for my sisters Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.  I wish Sleeping Beauty still lived in this castle with me because she would be my very best friend." 

But Sleeping Beauty lives in a more beautiful castle in all the land, and one day, we will all live there together.

And we'll all live happily ever after.

Thank you, Jesus!

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