Monday, September 22, 2008

Kendyl (Update)

Yesterday, I drove to Spokane, WA for a visit with Kendyl Grace and her family. When I arrived at the hospital, Kendyl's father Joe Jr., motioned for me to come with him into the infant ward--through the swinging doors and down the hallway. We washed our hands and then entered a darkened room where she lay still and silent, in a raised hospital bassinet. Several tubes were attached to her. The monitor in the corner measured her breathing and heart rate.

Kendyl is a beautiful 17 inch baby girl. She reminded me of a perfect doll and we longed to pick her up and hold her in our arms.

An operation is planned for Wednesday. At that time her doctors will close the opening in her tummy. She seems to be improving each day and hopefully her mom and dad will soon be able to hold her.

We are taking one day at a time, but look forward to the day we bring her home to be spoiled by our big extended family.

Please continue to pray for Kendyl and her parents since she has many challenges ahead of her in the coming weeks. Her mother, Amber (photo right), told me how much she and Joe Jr. appreciate your concern for their baby. Your comments and prayers are of great comfort to them.


WF said...

So happy you got to see your beautiful great-grandchild. Love and prayers continue for her and everyone. Love to all.

Terri Tiffany said...

I will be praying tomorrow for her. Thank you for the update. I too am glad you got to see your new baby.

Patty H. said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I'm so glad you got to see her.