Saturday, October 09, 2010

Baby Alex....Home for Now

Alexander Lee

Alex came home yesterday, but the plan is to bring him back to the hospital on Tuesday morning, where he will have a permanent feeding tube attached.
This is an extremely risky 5 hour surgery, but if not done, then he would basically starve.

Warren and Krystal have decided that no other life-saving methods are to be used.
They want him as comfortable as possible for the little time they have left with him, and extreme measures would not assure that for him.

Hospice is being called in to help, and friends and family are rallying around.
The Dr's. know he is very weak, and might not survive this surgery, so they are cherishing every minute.

We treasure all of the prayers and comments and can feel the very peace of God that passes all understanding.

I will keep updating as the need arises.
Till then, please continue to pray.

Praying that I might have my Father's eyes thru this,
Cindy

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!
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41 comments:

Julie said...

what an extremely tragic story. brings tears to my eyes. please know that i am thinking of you all. and please give that precious little boy a big kiss from me!
love and hugs,
julie xox

Rachel said...

Oh -- my heart aches as I read your words. I will be praying.

Gwynie Pie said...

Oh friend -- I am hurting for you. And lifting you and your family up to Him.

Gwynie Pie

FlowerLady said...

What a little sweetie pie.

Love, hugs and continued prayers for all of you.

FlowerLady

cityfarmer said...

he's such a sweetie ... those eyes.

dear dear friend,
God is faithful to perform His Word

Christa said...

I will be praying for your precious baby grandson and for the rest of your family as you all wait on the Lord for His will to be done. I cannot even put into words how it must feel at this time.
Praying for strength and comfort...
Christa

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Peace and strength will come from God, just hold on to Him tight and don't let go. You already know that so many are out here praying for each of you.

Lynn said...

I will also be praying for baby Alex and his family..

May God Bless him and his family..

Blessings,
~Lynn

The Local Cook said...

You guys are in our prayers! another song I've often thought of when going through tough times is Blessed Be Your Name.

Prairiemaid said...

Your family is in my prayers! May peace continue to surround each of you.

Alex is so precious. I don't know what lessons are in this trial you are facing. But I heard it said last night ~

Out of your test, comes your testimony.

Out of your misery, comes your ministry.

I know God is good, He is perfect love. May you feel HIS presence each minute of everyday.

Blessed Rain said...

He is such a beautiful little man! is there no hope save divine intervention? I will add my prayers in for him as well as for his family.

Suzanne Marie said...

Your new Grandson is beautiful! We have been praying for you and yours since you posted his picture. God bless you all!

Camille said...

We are praying for you and your precious Alex and his Mummy and Daddy and all the extended family and friends too Cindy. You are heavy on our hearts at this time. How beautiful it is to read of your reliance on the LORD and of your faith in HIS perfect work! How excruciatingly difficult it is to travel this road, but the LORD will give grace and strength...may you continue to KNOW HIS peace and presence and may your little Alex be held in HIS hands through it all!

In His Love,
Camille

Faith said...

Cyn,

Yes, praying in agreement that you would be able to see this all through His eyes. This is a prayer I very often say for myself, so I understand it completely.

What a bittersweet time. What you already fully know, but I'm going to say because we can never hear it enough is - Alex is going Home, just a little earlier than expected and the time here is shorter. But he will just be getting a head start on us to being with our Father.

I often wonder about these things. How our Father knows, even before conception, that children like Alex will be born, only to come quickly Home with Him. I wonder about the unique creation that these children are, not having been given personalities and gifts that are to be used here, but uniquely purposed to be with Him directly. What a thing to know...

But that does little to soothe the horrible ache in your hearts. I pray for peace and comfort, and that you all would draw nearer to the Lord through this, and nearer to one another.

Much love,
~Faith

Tonya said...

praying here!

Pioneer Beauty said...

Cindy,
I honestly don't know what to say...My heart truly ACHES for you and your family at this time..We continue to Pray and Will..Cindy PLEASE!!!!Give That Sweet ALEX a BIG KISS from us..as our hearts our knitted to him through our prayers...

Much Love to you and ALL Cindy...
In Christ
Angelina

Karen @ Mignardise said...

I'm so sorry you and your family have to go through this tragedy. My thoughts are with you.

Stone Cottage Mama said...

I am soooo sad for you and your family! Love, love, HUGS, and more LOVE to you and yours.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Prayers humbly offered to the Great Physician!

Blessings!
Gail

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Praying for that beautiful boy and his loving family. Wishing you moments of peace and JOY in sharing time with Alex.
(((hugs)))
Leslie

Sonja said...

What a precious little guy and I'm thankful for every moment your family has with him. I am so encouraged by your resolve to lean on the Lord and He will be faithful to be with you all. Praying for you, dear sister in Christ.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Praying for your dear Alex and his family for strength for the journey. What an inspiration you are Cyn!!
Thank you for the update!
Blessings, and hugs,
Sue

Anonymous said...

There are really no words to convey the sadness I feel for your family.
Know that you are all lifted up in prayer.

Maria said...

sending {hugs}

Keeping your in my heart through the day ~ praying for sweet lil' Alex and his whole family ♥
*Maria

Our Treasured Home said...

I cried reading your post, I am truly sorry. I have added you to my prayer list. Please do keep us posted. God Bless.

The Green Pea said...

I am praying for you and your family.
My God continue to bless you and your family. sandi

Linda Stubbs said...

Cindy..........just want you to know that you are truly loved by so many........ladies all over are praying for your precious little one and his family. Thank you for letting us know what is going on. Tell Alex's family that they are loved by a lot of families out in blogland and for sure....... Alex is being brought before the throne room of God. Wish we could all hug you Cindy......hope you can feel it across the sound waves.

Blessings, Linda

Regan Family Farm said...

Wish a hug could take away the pain, but know that we love you and little Alex. God's deepest comfort, friend~
Love, Kathy

Kathleen Grace said...

I continue to pray for precious little Alex, and for you and the rest of the family. I pray that God holds you all close throught this.
Kathy

Deidre said...

I don't know you and just found your blog... but know that another is praying for your little grandson and your family!!! May God bless all that is to come and bring peace that will bring rest and strength to you all. I will also be praying for a good prognosis!

Lovella ♥ said...

Cyn, Oh he is a sweet baby boy. Praying for you during this really hard time.
I just can't imagine.

Leah said...

I'm praying... May God give peace.

Blessings,

Leah

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

This is so sad. I'm so sorry. I pray for God's comfort and peace in this tragic situation.

Donna said...

I will be keeping the sweet baby and his family in my prayers.

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

Cyn, you all have my prayers. Your faith is so strong. May God bless and keep you all.

Hugs,
Teresa

Terry said...

Gammie to Gammie my dear I cannot begin to imagine the pain. Your faith is abundant - God has such plans that we cannot imagine. Your family is in my prayers.

Kelle said...

Cyn,
There just don't seem to be words I can put down to say how truly sad we feel and we understand the heartache you are all dealing with. You and your Dh, Alex and his family are all in our daily prayers. {{{{HUGS}}}} to all of you.
Blessings through Him,
Kelle

Marmee's Pantry said...

Pray (& crying) for your precious little Alex! Thank you for keeping us up-dated, even in the midst of your trial. I am praying for you as a mommy who lost our precious Jessica @ 3 mos for SIDS...she would be 25 (unbelievable!) on the 15th & I still think of her, even if it is some fleeting thought, everyday. I still know what she felt like in my arms. If you would like to read my story, go to http://marmeespantry.blogspot.com/2010/04/mothers-destiny.html

But to hopefully brighten you day, I have a little somethin'-somethin' for you at my blog. :-)

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Victoria said...

Alex is truly surrounded by those who love him dearly. And soon he may be with the Lord. God's will... who can know it... Yet, if your friends are able to rest in His providence, that is a great gift. I pray they are able to do that, but it might take time. Praying for all of them..

Vickie said...

I am lifting you and your family and little Alex up to the One who knows best. And asking for the peace that passes all understanding to envelope you all.

My very favorite hymn, Cyn. Blessings on you all.

robert said...

My heart goes out to little Alex, his family and friends. It is this kind of "storm" in life that the hymn "It Is Well" speaks to so effectively. With the sudden death of his four daughters, Horatio Spafford could speak with authority on the subject.

You likely know the story behind the hymn, but I have some extra details, and some pictures, on my hymn blog, Wordwise Hymns, this morning that might interest you.

And if you’ll forgive a brief “commercial:” With the arrival of fall, we begin to think of the Christmas season up ahead. If you do not have a good book on the subject of our Christmas carols, I encourage you to take a look at mine, Discovering the Songs of Christmas. In it, I discuss the history and meaning of 63 carols and Christmas hymns. The book is available through Amazon, or directly from Jebaire Publishing. (Might make a great gift too!)