Thursday, March 29, 2007

Another update

Jay just called again and said that they are about to give Kanyon some of Jaymie's milk. She has been pumping, and they are going to give it to him through a feeding tube. (Before now they have been feeding him some sort of nutrients through an IV in his umbilical cord, I believe.) Pray that he responds well to this.

Also, a lot of people have been asking me what they can do and if they should visit or call or what. I asked Jay to find out for me, and for now they would really prefer that you just leave a comment on the blog. They are being printed and taken to them at the hospital continually, so they are getting your messages and feel so blessed by them. But they have been flooded with phone calls and visits and as much as they appreciate them, it is taking up all their time, and they haven't really had time to themselves or time to think about what to do next. No arrangements have been made yet.
So if you want to know what you can do, for now just keep praying and leaving comments for them to read. Your support is just so amazing!


Anonymous said...

Kory and Jaymie,

My friend and I signed up to pray on the chain, but did not read the part about paging you..... sorry! You were before our Father's throne, even if you did not know it....

Robyn said...

We hate this and just ache for y'all, even though we KNOW Jayde is held in the tenderest and strongest of arms. We love you and will keep y'all in prayer, especially Mr. Kanyon. We love y'all.

Leslee said...

Kory and Jaymie,

Praise God about Kanyon.... This morning when I prayed for you and your family, I prayed over evey part of Kanyon I could think of (organs, senses, bones, etc.) I did that when we were waiting for each of our children because I felt so helpless. I had no control over how they were growing because they were not inside me... I am sure you too feel helpless at times, and I want you to know I will continue to pray for Kanyon to develop and mature and be perfect! Much love!

Anonymous said...

Jaymie, Kory and Kanyon,

I love yall and I want yall to know that its really hard for me to not be able to be there with yall. I'm praying with all my heart and I wish I could be there so bad. Little Jayde has it much better than we do right now and one day we will all be with her. Im so glad to hear about Kanyon and I know God is healing him. I'll see you soon!


Russell said...

...still praying...

Phil said...

We love you and are praying for you.
Phil, Karol, Bethany, and Matt

Anonymous said...

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight." I know we all have to cling to this verse because it all doesn't make sense right now. We love you guys soooo much. If I were there I would give you a big hug and squeeze you real tight so I hope you are feeling that right now. Robyn Figgins

"Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O Lord, Thou dost know it all. Thou hast enclosed me behind and before, and laid They hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful to me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it."
Ps 139:4-6

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory,
Your are continuously in my thoughts and prayers.
Brandi Barlow

Anonymous said...

Jayme and Kory - Our hearts are breaking this morning, but we are lifting you up without ceasing to God that HE will continue to give you the strength and peace to get through this difficult time. Your school family loves you all. Praising God for the great news on Kanyon.

Lindsey said...

I can breathe easier knowing that Kanyon is breathing easier!! What a blessing to hear that news!! And how wonderful that he is going to receive Jayme's milk! We are praying for Kanyon as well as continued strength for both Jayme and Kory - may God's peace be with you.

Anonymous said...

Kory,Jayme & Kanyon,
It has been my privilege to pray for you this last 1/2 hour. I have asked our Father to give you the strength you need to accomplish the task He has given you. I have asked that He grant Kanyon perfect health, and have so much faith that He will provide, I have even begun praying for the Chirstian wife he need some day. I have also lifted up your parents. As you both now know, as only parents can, watching your child suffer and struggle is much worse that doing it yourself.
Remember, God loves you and so do Russ and I.

Barbara & Ethan Jones said...

We are friends with Frank and Jennifer, but we both grew up in Longview and went to Alpine CoC in the late 90s. Ethan's mother goes to Pine Tree CoC, and she and the church are remembering you as well. Even though we don't know you personally, we feel connected to you, and we have added your family to every prayer list we can think of. Our hearts go out to you.

Hicks Family said...

Hey J-me and Kory,I'm praying for you and hurting for you. I love you both and know that you are great parents. I am sorry I did not get to meet Jayde but judging by her parents, she was beautiful. I will pray for Kanyon and also that you will find comfort in him. I wish I could be there right now. With love, Terri Lee

Jenni said...

Jaymie, Kory, and Kanyon,

I'm so sorry and I hurt for your family. But I want you to know that I'm praying for each of you without ceasing! I woke up several times last night with your family on my heart and I prayed each time. Y'all are constantly on my mind. May God bless you beyond measure and make His presence felt by you every minute.

Love y'all,

Anonymous said...

I don't know your family, but wanted you to know you are also being prayed for by those you don't personally know. May you find comfort in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
CG - Fort Worth, TX

Gina Smith said...

Just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you and praying for you and your family every day.
Gina S.

Anonymous said...

Jaimie and Kory

Our family has been thinking and praying for your family for days. Today I ask God to give you strength and wisdom. I cannot imagine the roller coaster of emotions you have been on this week. We mourn with you as well as rejoice with you. We love you!
sara, jason, and madalyn strader

Perry said...


First I want to tell you how deeply saddened I am for your loss.Second, I want to let you know that there are people out there praying for your entire family that have never even met you guys. My thoughts and prayers have been with you all day, and they will continue to be. When I was growing up, I always looked up to your family from a distance. You guys were a reminder for me during some tough times that God's presence was always near. If I can do anything besides pray, let me know.


Anonymous said...

Jaymie, Kory, and Kanyon,
We love you so much! Our hearts are burdened for you, but God is so much bigger than our burden. We are thankful for the life that He gave Jayde, and we are thankful that He is continuing to strengthen Kanyon. We are dying to see you, but we know it is not the time. Please know that we all are praying for you constantly. We will see you soon. We love you!
Kym, Jan, Rhonda, and Charlotte

Anonymous said...

Kory and Jaymie-
Our hearts go out to you both! We were so sorry to hear about little Jayde. If though we know she is in the best place ever, it is still hard. We are praying for God to wrap His arms around you both!
Praise God for Master Kanyon, We will continue to pray for strength and growth. WE love you both!
God's peace!
Adam, Christy, Kinzie and Jackson Norton

Noe Family said...

You guys don't know us, but I'm sure it feels great to know how many "strangers" out there you have praying for Kanyon and your family!! We attend Grapevine Church of Christ and we have passed your blog onto many people in Texas and with friends in North Carolina. You guys stay strong and know that we are all praying for you and thinking of you daily.
Matt, Andrea & Hayden Noe

Beck Boys said...

Kory and Jaymie,
May the Lord comfort you with all the trials you are going through. It is so hard for me to be so far away right now. I so wish I could be there to hug you, but I know that you have a lot of people there doing that very thing. You are strong people and I admire you for all you have been through. I pray for you and your family every hour. I know that God is looking after you.
Please know that you are all in our prayers and the members of the congreation here. I am very sorry for your loss, but how wonderful to know that God has taken away all the pain.
We just want you to know that we love you all and look forward to meeting Kanyon soon.
In Love,
The Beck's
Andy, Lyneil, Braxton and Brazos

The Kelts said...

Kory and Jaimie,
We are so sorry to hear such sad news. May God be with both of you and little Kanyon as He strengthens him and watches over him. We will keep praying for all of you.
Let us know if there is anything we can do.
Love you all,
James, Anne, Max, & Zoe

Anonymous said...

Kory and Jaymie,

Many people's hearts hurt for you right now because there is no pain like the pain of losing a child. God did not put it in us to have to suffer in such a way. Our first son would have been ten yesterday, so I have been especially prayerful for you in the previous days with feelings words cannot express. We are so sorry for your loss, and will commit to pray for you both for many years to come. I will talk to you after a while.

How sweet the news about Kanyon. May he continue to breathe the breath of life.

In your grief, people around you may feel the need to be very talkative. You will hear both words of comfort and words that are hollow. But God will sit and mourn with you in the silence and make good on His promise to be with us.

Jeff Christian

Ashley said...

I am praying for you guys several times throughout the day. I am so sorry for all that you are going through and I pray for wisdom, peace, and strength.

Love you,
Ashley (Core) Nelson

jeff said...

our hearts grieve with you all over the loss of sweet Jayde. may God comfort you as only He can. We love you all so much and are so thankful that you can feel our prayers.
Jeff & Charlotte Connally
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Rom 15:13

Anonymous said...

Jaymie & Kory,
My heart is broken this morning! I can not express how sad I am about the loss of Jayde. I have never prayed harder for anything in my entire life, I felt the same way Rachel did, I just knew from the beginning that they would struggle but that they would both make it and I am still not believing it! I want you guys to know that we are here for you and that we are still praying HARD for MR. KANYON and you guys!!! I am thankful for the progress that he is making! I am praying for God to bring you comfort, peace, and healing during this time! I love you guys so much! Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you!!
--Love JaceyBrooke

Anonymous said...

You have become so dear to me. I want you to know that you are thought of constantly, and we will do whatever we can to help. I know there isn't much we can do at this time, but we are praying for all of you. God's blessings, Chad, Kara, & Jase Mitchell

Kristen Spencer said...
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Anonymous said...

We are still constantly in prayer for your family...

Jaymie - Kinley was early and couldn't suck so I had to pump with that massive machine too :) I'm sorry you will feel like a cow for quite a while...
love, Corey and Cody

Kristen Spencer said...

I was reading with FriendSpeak last night, and we came upon this verse. I immediately thought of you guys....

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid......

jenna said...

hey rachel,
it's jenna trapasso. your correspondence has been superb. thanks so much for doing's so encouraging just to see how many people care about k and j. i've been trying to learn how to leave a comment....i don;t know what i am doing so i hope i haven't posted this a million times. thank you for relaying messages....

jaym and kor,

hey guys...i'm glad you two are healthy and i am so sorry about jayde. i can't imagine what this feels like...there are so many things we don't know and don't understand but there are some things i do know about you two: you have some of the sweetest spirits i know. the Lord has blessed me so much to have learned from you have watched you in your committment to Him, to be lead wherever he would take you and to serve others so whole heartedly. your lives are such a testimony to the poiwer of God before you ever brought any children into this world and that is how i know that God is wiht you guys right now. i'm sure it is so hard to find peace and comfort in such a heap of emotions but you guys have encouraged me in so many ways so i wanted to tell you these lyrics from the song i heard in the car before i got here....i thought of you guys amd i don;'t know if it will help or just make you want to slap me but i am going to try:

I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
Every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm

i love you guys tons and i am praying for you and strength for kan kan.

Joshua said...

Hey guys,

Just wanted y'all to know we are praying for you!

Josh and Jenny

the Westbrook's said...

Sweet Phillips family-
Our hearts ache with you during this painful and stressful time, while we also rejoice in Kanyon's progress with you. We are lifting you up to our Father constantly for strength and peace.
Chris and Mauri (Marzolino) Westbrook

JRandolphT said...

Our prayers, tears, and encouragement are with you right now and we just pray for continued healing for Kanyon. We love you so very much. James Townsend

Aaron & Julie said...

Kory & Jaymie,
I am overwhelmed with grief for you this morning and just want you to know as with all these other comments we are consumed with thoughts and prayers of you in the midst of this storm. Keep holding on to each other and since we cannot see you, please know we are sending you all our strength through Christ Jesus in whom we will trust. We love you. Aaron & Julie

Anonymous said...

We are praying that God gives you continuous peace and strength. Know that we are constantly lifting you up in prayer.
Brandon and Tanya Weems

Anonymous said...

I've been on my knees praying for you both and for Kanyon. Specifically, that Kanyon's stomach will have the lining that it needs to tolerate your milk, Jaymie. Also, that his intestines can absorb the nutrients that he needs from the milk. I've been praying for your body to continue to produce milk to nourish him. I've also been lifting your family up to GOd, asking him to cover you with peace and comfort.
Love, Melissa Shelby

Psalm 46
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea...the Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress...Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth...the Lord Almighty is with us."

the Shepherd's said...

Jaymie & Kory,

We are so deeply saddened by Jayde's news, but are rejoicing to hear the progress of Kanyon. Know that we are praying for you multiple times each day!!

Brian & Tracey (Harper) Shepherd

Anonymous said...

Words may be of little comfort at this time, but please know our prayers are with yall. God Bless you & your precious family.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
-Matthew 5:4
Shawn & Stephanie (Allmon) Boutwell

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you, lifting up your name to our Heavenly Father.

" I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. "

In Him,

Lisa and Myles

Corbitt Family said...

Jaymie and Kory, I am so sorry for your loss, but I think about ya'll continuously and am in constant prayer that God will grant ya'll the strength you both need! Kanyon is so lucky to have ya'll as parents and I will continue to pray for his healing and strength! WE love you guys!
Drew, Jill and Grayson

Anonymous said...

Kory and Jaymie -

I know how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine attempting to bring comfort. But I cannot keep from expressing to you the hope that must be found in the prayers of friends.

I have been amazed to watch this "virtual community" rise up and lift you family up in prayer.

If nothing else rest in the comfort that you are not alone, many stand with you. We will contimue to carry you in our; thoughts, prayer and hopes!


The Rigoulots said...

Jaymie and Kory,
We are so sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for you and Kanyon. We pray that God will provide you with a peace that surpasses all understanding.
Kenny, Jennifer, and Kennan Rigoulot

Patrick & Kari Ann said...

Hey guys,
We are so sorry for you that you have had to experience this loss. I know that the time you did have with Jayde will always be so precious to you. We are continuing to pray for you and little Kanyon. God has a great and perfect plan even when it is beyond our understanding.
We love you Guys,
Kari Ann & Patrick

Anonymous said...

This is Margaret Lough from Lamar
Avenue. . .my heart is breaking for you guys and my prayers are with you continually. I'm so glad you were able to meet this precious daughter before she went home to the Lord. I wish you had been able to watch her grow and flourish along with Kanyon. May God give you the strength and peace you need to get through this difficult time. Love, Margaret

Allison said...

Jaymie, Kory, and Kanyon,

I ran across this blog yesterday and have been constantly checking in with the latest news. Your family has not left my mind or heart. I have been in constant prayer over your family.

Allison (Cauthen) Mullins

Anonymous said...

Kory & Jaymie-

We love you so much! We are sorry for your loss and hurt with you as best we can. We are praying for you and Kanyon and for your folks. Psalm 46:10.

Joel, Rhonda, Judith & Drake

Paige said...

Love from us, prayers from us, hugs from us!

Anonymous said...

Dear Phillips Family,

As we shed tears with you, know that there are many prayer warriors lifting your family up to God. I pray that Kanyon takes Jaymie’s milk well and that he continues to gain strength each and every day.

An outpouring of prayers and love are enveloping your family.

Sara, Michael, Lexie, Sophia & Gracie Harrell; The Woodlands, TX (Key Amundson's son and family)

amg said...

I love you.
Praying non-stop.

Anonymous said...

Jaymie, Kory & Kanyon -
I could not help but weep this morning every time I looked at Kadin and Kynlee. The pain you feel I can only imagine. Sweet Jayde has gone to dance with the Angels and to be rocked to sleep in the arms of the Lord. Our prayers for you both are to see the Lords glory through all the pain and tears. We pray that Kanyon will grow up to be a boy that shows all how fearfully and wondefully he was created!
I hurt for your both in ways words could every describe.
love you guys Tam

Sarah said...

Jaymie and Kory,
I am so excited about the progress that Kanyon is making. My heart is so broken by the loss of Jayde. All of my thoughts and prayers have been about your family today. We love you and praying for you. I am so sorry for you loss.

Sarah and Sparky

Anonymous said...

Kory & Jaymie-
Sorry to hear the news, but God knows best. I just keep thinking about you all day. Many prayers have been said and still will be said. (You are on the prayer list at Lakewood Baptist also.) Happy to hear Kanyon is doing well. My mom & dad has you in their prayers also.
Love ya Jaymie-
Tracie & family

Emily Dipprey said...

Jaymie--you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers especially Kanyon

Lisa said...

You don't know me, but I grew up with Amy Porter, went to A&M with Mark, and my husband, Clay, works with your friend Chelsea. We live in Arlington and worship at the New York Avenue Church of Christ, and have our family there praying for you guys. We are so sorry for your loss, and continue to pray for little Kanyon.

Lisa Starr

Anonymous said...

Jaymie, Corey, and Kanyon,

there's nothing i can say to ease your pain right now, but i am praying God will. it made my day to know Kanyon was doing well! I look forward to seeing you soon.

love ya
amanda walker

Tim & Linda said...

Jaymie, Kory, and Kanyon,

We are sorry about little Jayde, but we are praying so hard for Kanyon to keep on keeping on.

We love you all.

Tim & Linda