Kate and I know that this process is going to be a long one, we just really want these infections to break up and their lungs to heal. It is obvious that the boys do not like being on the jet vents and they need to be given sedatives and Valium to calm them down so they don't pull wires and sensors off. Max is on the 7th day of the 7-day antibiotic treatment and still has significant hazy areas in his lungs. We will continue to trust that God is in control, we just wish that His timing was much more in line with our timing. Our plan would be for them to both be perfectly healthy, just small...because we could really use a few less things to be concerned about right now.
Father God, you know the desires of our hearts. We are struggling with Your plan and Your timing right now. Give the boys a good day, a day of improvements on their vent settings, continue to break down the infections in their lungs, keep them calm and keep us calm. You have blessed us with the opportunity to be parents, a journey that took nearly two years of heartbreak and fertility treatments. Although we have not been able to hold and cuddle our little boys, it has been so amazing to watch them grow and develop in their incubators. The path ahead seems dim, the next step on this journey is unknown. Guide us Lord, reveal your path to us, give us the strength and the feet to walk that path in faith. Cover Maxwell and Wesley with Your love, be the air that they breathe, calm their tiny bodies, heal their lungs.
In the name of Your son, Jesus Christ,