A Day of Blessings

I have gotten three text messages from Shane today...

One said that they got to change a poopy diaper! That is good for two reasons...the first one being, that when your child is in the hospital you can do very little to feel like a "real" parent. You get excited about things like...well...poopy diapers. The second reason that it's a blessing is that it means Avery's digestive system is functioning properly.

Another of Shane's texts said that Avery has been moving around and even opening her eyes!!! How exciting is that to see her eyes for the first time??? Also, due to the bleeding that Avery was having a couple days ago, the doctors took her off of Heparin (which is a blood thinner that is very important for babies on ECMO so they don't clot), but due to her improved condition, they are putting her back on it. That is good, too. It lessens her chances of complications from ECMO.

Last, but not least, Shane and Carissa have been given a place to stay...a house not far from the hospital...free of charge. I just teared up writing that. God is so good. He really is so, so good.

CDH repair surgery is scheduled for first thing Monday morning if all goes as planned.

So, needless to say the Keirsey's are having a very blessed day and lovin' every minute of it!!! Keep the prayers coming!!


  1. I am overwhelmed with the blessing in this blog. God is into the details!! How wonderful to be able to see Avery's beautiful eyes.

  2. That is so good to hear! I'm still thinking about sweet Avery!

  3. Thinking of you all and praying for a very strong Avery to fight this CDH monster head on!

    "Fight little lady as life is worth every struggle. Mommy and Daddy and big sissy love you SO much! There are LOTS of people praying and thinking about you this very second."

    God Bless you in this extremely difficult time. "Be not afraid for I am with you"

    ~Terri and Ava

  4. What wonderful blessings!!! We are praying for Avery and your entire family. Keep fighting Avery and continue having a good day.

    Much love, Tracy - Ian's mom

  5. judi barbaraMay 15, 2009

    He is still holding you all close - keep fighting little angel and continue to know God's healing love and grace for your sweet family - my arms around you Carissa honey :)

  6. christieMay 15, 2009

    What a blessed day!! Prayers your way.

  7. I am so happy for you guys. I know this was a big concern before you left so what a blessing! She is such a beautiful girl and glad things are so positive today! I am praying for you all!

  8. What a day full of blessings! How wonderful. Love the cute house too. I'm so happy for y'all. Still praying!

    Love, Stephanie

  9. AnonymousMay 15, 2009

    Still praying and sending positive thoughts!

  10. AnonymousMay 16, 2009

    that is fantasic news guys. god is in the small miricles of every day. amanda