Friday, March 4, 2011
Pray for Little Gabriel
You may remember my friend, Daiana, from other posts on this blog or our family blog. She, her husband, Everton, and their kids are part of our church family. They have come a long way since we first got to know them when Everton was in the drug rehab center that our church sponsors.
Daiana (pronounced like Diana) gave birth to her 6th baby last Saturday. Her water broke early at home and she was in labor for 24 hours before he was finally born.
His name is Gabriel.
When Gabriel was born, he wasn't breathing well on his own and he had an infection. He was put on a ventilator and went immediately to the NICU. Daiana had to leave the hospital without him.
Gabriel has improved in his breathing. He now is just in an oxygen tent and is off of the ventilator. But, the infection has not improved and is now in his blood.
If my baby were in the NICU, I would want to be there with him as much as possible. Because of the other kids, Daiana is only able to go to the hospital at the end of each day when Everton gets home from work. She is worried, and physically and emotionally worn out - as you can probably imagine.
I don't know a lot of details about Gabriel's condition. This has been a super crazy week for us and it has been hard to keep up with this situation and help as much as we would have liked to.
But, I can pray and ask you to pray also. Pray for Gabriel and for his parents and brothers and sisters. Pray that any of us who can, will rally around this family and make this situation a little easier for them in some way.