Thursday, August 31, 2006

August 31st
Here Noah is snuggling with his new puppy dog that came in a very generous care package the other night. Thanks again, to EVERYONE, for your continued thoughtfulness in so many ways! We are so grateful and daily humbled by your generosity. Noah continues to gain strength little by little each day. He had reflexes today in his arms and legs. He's gaining weight and as sweet as ever. Today he had a birdie bath and his nurse, Rachel, gave him a "Faux Hawk". He's so cool!

We are grateful for the team of docs that has cared for Noah for the last month. They have a "changing of the guard" today for the upcoming month. We pray for blessings on their lives as they have blessed ours. We also ask that you'll join us in praying for the new group of doctors as they carry long hours and are serving many patients.

For Noah, please pray that as he gains strength, he'll ween himself off the ventilator without any complications, that his lungs would be strong and healthy, that his muscles would continue to strengthen, that his myelin would regenerate and that day by day, minute by minute, Noah would flourish! Pray for MIRACLES for ALL these kids! Posted by Picasa

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  1. Father God, I pray for a miracle for Noah and for his family. Please give them your grace and strength today as they go about their "jobs" for you. Set divine appointments there at the hospital for them and let them see your hand in their lives..even through these hard days.

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  2. I LOVE this picture of Noah. It is amazing how much he has changed in the last 4 weeks.

    "There was a man named Jabez who was more distinguished than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, 'Oh, that you would bless me and extend my lands! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!' And God granted him his request."
    I Chronicles 4:9-10

    *Jabez sounds like a Hebrew term meaning "distress" or "pain".

    I am praying this prayer for Noah...God be with Noah and keep him from all trouble and pain.

    Love you.

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  4. What a priceless picture! Its hard going from being able to see him everyday to not. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers every moment. Love always,
    Tonja

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  8. I have been blurking on your blog. I'm a friend of shannon arnold. You all have my prayers. As a mom of 2 little guys I can't imagine. I know the Lord is sustaining you. Noah is adorable and this picture right here has to be one of the most precous I have ever seen. If it is okay I'm going to link to you on my blog so some of the people in the community around here will be praying too. God bless.

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  9. Just wanted to let you know you have my prayers. May God watch over him and take care of him.

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