Praying for God’s Mercy

15 May

We would like to ask for prayer for God’s Mercy overnight tonight. Kevan and I prayed over Malachi today and we are praying throughout the night. Kev is now with Josiah. I am at the hospital with Malachi. Will you join us in prayer? We had a great morning this morning. Malachi was able to get off of the oxygen. His oxygen has been in the 80s!! He had a good night’s sleep and we thought today was going to be a great day. He has not been himself today. Even this morning he wasn’t in his normal happy mood. I wasn’t sure if he was getting depressed today or what.

He had a swallow test today because he coughs whenever he has liquids. Solids are ok, but even on thick liquids he’s been coughing a very wet cough. They thought that he may be aspirating the liquids. He hasn’t been able to have liquids since he had surgery on Tuesday. Anyway, they did the swallow test. Kevan and I were able to watch it. They tried thin liquids, thickened liquids and very thickened liquids and we could see part of the liquid go down the wrong way each time. It was very sad. They came a few hours later and did a scope down his nose to investigate further. I couldn’t handle it. I had to leave. He was wailing and crying. I have never seen him cry like that so I stepped out. Kevan was holding him. I came back in when it was done and comforted him. The scope showed that he has paralysis of his left vocal chord. It is caused by a nerve issue and happened during the surgery on Monday. They cannot tell us how long he will have this paralysis. They want to put in an NG tube. It will go in through his nose to his stomach. We will hydrate and feed him through this tube. He can still eat solids (although it will feel funny in the back of his throat) but he cannot drink at all.

Kevan and I were having a VERY hard time with this earlier. I have no problem caring for him and doing what I need to do with the NG tube. The problem I’m having is the communication barrier and trying to get him to understand why this is all happening. I can tell all of this is getting to him. Also, today I noticed that color of his urine was darker. I had brought it up to a nurse yesterday and she blew me off. Well, I was still concerned. I brought it up during the doctor’s rounds today. They took me seriously and looked into it. He has an infection. They are going to be putting him on antibiotics. I’m hoping this is what has made his mood change today and why he hasn’t been eating well.

Anyway, please pray for our sweet Malachi. Pray that God will have mercy on him and that he will not have to have this NG tube placement tomorrow. That he will be able to drink liquids. His feelings are so hurt every time he asks for a drink and we have to say no. He held on to two straws today for hours waiting for us to say yes. He cries tears. It is awful.

THANK YOU for your prayers for our family.

5 Responses to “Praying for God’s Mercy”

  1. Alice May 15, 2018 at 1:32 am #

    Praying that God will take care of this .He is a strong boy . We will pray for him tonight. It is so hard to see your child going Thur this been there with one of mine.

  2. Lisa May 15, 2018 at 1:52 am #

    My heart felt prayers for Malachi. He’s come so far because he’s strong and now has a loving family. Love to all of you!

  3. Theresa colorigh May 15, 2018 at 1:58 am #

    God bless Malachi and God bless Jade staying with him at the hospital and God bless Kevin and Judy and Judy caring for Josiah love you all

  4. Cira Abreu May 15, 2018 at 2:23 am #

    Praying 🙏 Malachi.

  5. Jennifer Mayer May 15, 2018 at 11:13 am #

    My son and I have been following Malachi’s story from the beginning, and have shared new posts with my parents and some friends also. All of our hearts broke at this turn of events, but I have seen the evidence of answered prayer and know that your precious family is held in the palm of His hand. We are all praying daily for your family and dear, sweet boy.

    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. -Isaiah 43:2

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