Monday, April 21, 2008

Praying for a Miracle

Well little miss Emmalee is throwing the doctors for some loops. We are asking you all to be praying for a miracle for our little girl. This morning she was doing good. Had stayed stable throughout the night. They wanted to run some tests on her this afternoon and clean up her chest again and then do an echo so we took off for a bit for them to do that. Well we got back and they gave us the result. The head EEG showed them signs that there may be head trauma. There was brain function but some of it seem sporadic and not quite what they wanted. Then with her heart the ECHO showed that she has a clot in her right ventricle that could still dissolve and break up but they don't know exactly where it would go. She also has a valve that is leaking and they don't like the looks of that. The cleaning of her chest went good and they are still taking some of the fluid off her body. So right now we are going to just see how the next two days go and let God be in control. The doctors had talked to us about whether or not it's time to let go but they also said that we could give it a couple of days here and see what she does and so that's the road we are going down. Just pray for our little girl that when they go back in and see her that they will be shocked and amazed as to her progress. We can't say it enough...God is good all the time. He knows His plans for our little girl and we have to be okay with whatever they are. We are just praying that He heals her completely and that her brain will function normally and that her heart would be healed. Thank you all for lifting her up in prayers tonight.
Jon, Ali, and our little fighter Emmalee


Anonymous said...

Never ever give up hope.

Love, hugs and lots of prayers,

Jessica Lideen

Anonymous said...

I'm calling the church's prayer chain right away. We will pray for a miracle for Emmalee. Lynne

Anonymous said...

Oh Ali - my heart hurts for you and Jon. I know you have tremendous faith and many people praying. Will be praying for Emmalee and her mommy and daddy and grandparents. I love you all so!
mary g

Jonathan, Amanda & Luke said...

Oh how our hearts are aching right now. We are praying praying praying for you guys and are asking our friends and family to do the same.

Todd and Annette said...

Jon and Ali,
I can't even put into word how much we hurt with you right now. Somehow we know that God has you where you are for a reason and that all things will turn out for His glory. We are praying, praying, praying! We love you three so much and will continue to pray.
Annette and family

Anonymous said...

I am hurting along with you. Know that i love you guys soooo very much, and I'm praying for Emmalee, you guys, and the rest of the family.

Lee said...

Ali and Jon,
May your faith, and the faith of your family and friends give you strength during this time of pain and uncertainty. While driving home tonight (after hearing your news) the verse from Philippians 1 kept coming to mind - "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.". I wish we could be with you and give you hugs of love and encouragement. We miss you. God be with you and with EmmaLee.

Love, Uncle Lee

Anonymous said...

Ali - our hearts are aching for you right now. We will be praying for the whole family. All our love and prayers -

Sarah, Matt, Frankie, Joann, Michelle and Kayla

Anonymous said...

There are no words - but God knows our hearts and feels our pain. We are praying for a miracle. We are praying for you to feel His arms of love holding you close tonight. There is strength in the name of the Lord - There is power in the name of the Lord - There is hope in the name of the Lord - Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. We love you. Pam & Dick

Anonymous said...

Hi. You don't know me, but I went to OWU with Chris and Rachel and Andrea Swarthout, and I wanted you to know that my family and our friends in Bartlesville, OK are praying for your family and precious little Emma. Your faith during this difficult time is a strong witness to those around you. God bless you all.
Tricia Richards

Anonymous said...

Dont give up hope. She is strong, she has already made it threw so much. We will be praying for you guys!!!!!

If you need anything let us know

love melissa and ellen

Anonymous said...

Father God in the name of Jesus, we lift Emmalee Ann Pearl up to you right now. God we know that children are near and dear to your heart. God, please touch this tiny baby's body right now! Father God move throughout her whole body, from the tips of her toes to the top of her head...she need a touch from you. Bring healing, perfect healing to her right now. God we also lift Ali and Jon to you...these two are exhausted...give them rest, and strength and peace. Be with all of them in this entire situation! We love you Jesus! Amen,,,

(We will continue to lift you all up in our prayers...from two people that really love you!)

Annette Burger said...

Continuing to keep you in our prayers.

Our Love,
Annette and Greg

Anonymous said...

Jon & Ali: A lot of people have been saying how their heart aches with you...and it is so true! You are not alone in your pain!! Jon, I think you said not too long ago that "God does not make mistakes." Praying that you will feel God holding you now like never before! love you more than I can say!!! Gretchen

Anonymous said...

Jon, Ali, and sweet girl,

We are praying our brains out, and we have a lot of people doing it with us. I pray that you can feel the peace of those prayers surrounding you. We believe in miracles and believe he is going to be greatly glorified through this one. We love you so much!

-Philip and Chelsea

Karen & Chad said...

You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. Psalm 119:1-2

God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams. He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:20

I am so thankful that you two live your lives by these verses! May they be an encouragement to you as you seek His face!

Love you a ton and praying for Emma!
Karen and Chad

Monica said...

Ali and Jon,

We continue to hold Emma in our prayers.

Monica, Dawnae, Demetrius and Anne

Anonymous said...

Jon, Ali and Emmalee,
We love you all more than we can ever say. We will continue praying for all three of you. Everytime I think of all the ups and downs that have happened over the last 12 days, I think of the Casting Crowns song, "Praise You In This Storm." You have shown such strength and total trust in God throughout all you and Emmalee have been through! We love you all and are here for you.
Love and Hugs,
Chris , Matt, Ella and Jack

Sue said...

We are praying for you all.


Barry, Sue, and Jeremiah

Anne said...

I'm praying for Emma and all of you right now. I know God has you all in his hands.

Anne Hayes

Jennifer Dowdy (Sharp) said...

I am praying for you and have shed many tears with you. As a new mom myself I can relate to all your "mom" feelings! Know that I am praying so hard for you little girl and that I too love her! All babies are a precious gift from God. Stay strong. Know that God holds us up when we are weak and he draws near to the broken hearted!

JEnnifer Dowdy (Sharp)