Friday, April 11, 2008

Prayer Update and Pictures!

Wow! Two updates in one day! But we have had some very positive news tonight that we wanted to share with you all. Our doctor, Dr. Moyer (for those of you who live around this area he's the one who separated the conjoined twins) came in to talk to us about Emma's esophagus problems. He said last night that she had a very short esophagus and so today they were running some more tests. Well when he stuck the suction tube down her he felt like it went a lot farther than last night. So they did another x-ray and it looks to be a lot longer than he first thought. Now he's thinking that they might just be able to connect the esophagus to the stomach in one surgery and then be able to still do the heart surgery in 4-5 days after that! A HUGE answer to prayer! He said he wanted to still run one more x-ray tonight but for some reason they couldn't so they are doing it tomorrow...we think it's because God is still working on her right now and He's not quite done so the test will have to wait 'til tomorrow! So we should know more then but for right now they are thinking they will do her first surgery this later than Monday and we will go from there. So all you prayer warriors out there please continue to pray for Emma that this esophagus will be long enough to connect to her stomach and she'll still be able to get her heart repaired in a reasonable time frame! Thanks to all for praying and thinking of us...we hope we are doing a good job of keeping you all informed! And we LOVE hearing from all of you...thank you so much for the kind and uplifting words...they are definitely helping us on this end! And now for some pictures! As you can see she has a lot of tubes coming out of her but they did let me finally hold her tonight...ahhh....such a great time! She's so precious...I can't wait for you all to meet her! God is good (no...awesome) ALL the time! Thanks again to you all...we love you! Jon, Ali & Emmalee


Anonymous said...

She is SO CUTE!!! She is a princess with super powers. She is meant to be on this earth to do something great. God knows this and he is protecting her, along with everyone who loves you guys! One of my favorite quotes "A man never stands so tall as when he kneels down to help a child" ~unknown. Right now the man (god) is kneeling down to help Emma!


The Swartys said...

Good stuff you guys, oh how crazy it is walking into the room and seeing your little girl all connected. What a comfort to know that God is in control. They are great pics and look forward to seeing more, Congrats you guys, again.

Anonymous said...

we're so happy that there is positive news for you all! We love reading about Emma and Britt keeps us updated. She is adorable with the cutest nose! We continue to pray for you all. God is awsome! Dave and Lynne and Lindsey

Brenda Fischer said...

Emmalee Ann Pearl Feldman is so beautiful and I love her name. My husband and I are praying for your family and for Emma's upcoming surgerys. Keep trusting because God will carry you through.

Brenda, Dave & Eric Fischer

Anonymous said...

We thank the Lord that she is in the perfect place to deal with these set-backs. Isn't it nice to know that God is one step ahead of you all the time!
Congratulations on a beautiful baby. We love you all and are praying for you.
Van Hal family

Jennie said...

So wonderful to see your faces next to your gorgeous Emma!!! Praying for you - blessings!


Anonymous said...

YES - ADORABLE!!! I believe God has special plans for this Emma and her family - hold on, it's going to be a breathtaking time in your lives as the hand of God is revealed everywhere. God IS everywhere. I love you!
-mary (g)

Sue said...

Congratulations! Emma is beautiful. We will continue to pray for her. God is good!

Barry, Sue, and Jeremiah Evavold

Angie said...

She is beautiful!! My student staff team at church is praying for you guys, and so am i. I can't wait to meet her in person. Love you!!

Brent said...

Congratulations you guys! We are praying for you and precious little Emma. God is showing himself to be so faithful! It is such a comfort to know that he is in control!
Brent, Laura, and Jackson Bickel

Anonymous said...

Ali & Jon,
She is Beautiful!! You both look very good also. He He
I will keep the prayer's going, I hope for all the best and can't wait to meet Emma in person. Nothing can stop a mother's love for there child. Just keep loving!!