20 August 2014

Our Precious Son

It is with some reservation that I post these precious moments with our new son, Zachary Benjamin. We returned from visiting him in San Francisco on Friday, August 8th, where we spent 4 days holding him and watching him grow. He was doing so well that there was talk of him going home by the end of this month. We were overjoyed to say the least. We came back home and started preparing for his arrival. 

Just two days later, by Sunday morning, we got word that another infection had formed by his jaw line and this time it was serious. It was MRSA. By Tuesday, the 12th, he was undergoing surgery. By Thursday morning, the MRSA had moved into his lungs and he had full blown pneumonia.

The doctors told us it didn’t look good. That we should probably come back to the hospital because he may not survive much longer. We needed a miracle.

We immediately packed our bags and headed for San Francisco again where Zachary has been in critical condition ever since. MRSA in the lungs is so fierce and vicious on a preemie. There have been moments when we thought we would lose him. Since last Thursday, each day and each hour has been tenuous…

But by the grace of God, our son still lives today. 

It is by faith, I am choosing to post these pictures of our beautiful baby boy…



This was the first day we met him, over 4 weeks ago. As soon as his sisters came close to him, he reached out his hand to touch them.



Our little guy was born at 28 weeks, 3 lbs. 3 oz.


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Such a cute little peanut!



Our happy family of five.


TWO weeks later…



He had gained another pound!


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We were absolutely thrilled at his progress!


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Grace, his proud Big Sister.


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Mommy’s sweet boy!


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What a gift! My precious SON!!



Big sister Faith loves to cuddle with him.



Daddy and his new boy. So sweet!



Today, was the first bit of good news we’ve received since the critical emergency last Thursday. Yesterday, the Infectious Disease Team researched and added a new antibiotic to his treatment. Overnight, it has made some marked improvement. We are not out of the woods yet by any means but for the first time in a week, there are signs he is heading in the right direction! Praise the LORD!!

We will continue to press into our Mighty Healer and storm the heavens on behalf of Zach’s healing.

Will you please join us in prayer and petition for our son?

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen!” ~Ephesians 3:20-21

The Letter 'W' said...

So glad you got to post these sweet photos of him!!!!

Hailey said...

Beautiful Boy!!!

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