Friday, March 30, 2007

Evening update

I just talked to Kory, and Kanyon is still doing great. They say he's pretty much on cruise control right now. The doctor took a couple of lines out of his IV today, which he wouldn't do unless he was very comfortable with his status. He is still digesting well, but keep praying about that. Kory said they are going to run several tests on Monday, so we can start praying for that also. He also told me that they walked down to the NICU one time today, and they looked in the window to see the nurse on duty just relaxing with her feet up. She apologized when she saw them, but Kory said it was so great to see that she was able to be so relaxed. That hasn't been the case before now, so that's a good sign.
I realized that I was wrong when I reported this morning that Jaymie is going home. She was discharged today, but they aren't actually going home. The hospital is letting them keep their room for a very small daily fee as long as someone else doesn't need it. So they can come and go as they please and even stay there at night, which is such a blessing.
I have a trivial request - when you leave your comments, try to leave them on the most recent post, even if you are not responding specifically to that post. That will make it easier for us to just print the new comments from the latest posts to take to Jaymie and Kory. If you comment on an old post that has already been printed, they will probably read it eventually, but it may be missed for right now. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful News! I am so glad you are being able to stay close, what a blessing!!! He sounds like a fighter! Keep your faith and strength! We will be praying for you guys every minute!! Please remember we are with you in prayers. A big hug is coming from the W.O. first grade clan actually pretty much all of W.O.!!! We love you!!!!! I will pray for your strength tomorrow. My heart goes out to you and all of your family!! Remember "Footprints in the Sand", Jesus will carry you in your time of need.

Sarah Megan said...

You dont know me, but I heard about ya'll at ACU chapel and found your blog through Emily Wallace.

I just wanted to let you know that your your family (including Kanyon :) ) is in my thoughts and prayers. And your loss of sweet Jayde is also on my heart daily.

May the Lord bless your new family.

Sarah Crowe

Robyn said...

We are so glad about Kanyon's progress and that you will be able to stay right there at the hospital with him. As usual, Jaymie and Kory, y'all and Kanyon and your families, too, are very much in our prayers throughout the day and night. The Finchers

Tim & Linda Ford said...

We are so proud of the news that Kanyon is gaining strength and pray for his little digestive system. Also, we will pray for the tests on Monday.

I love to open the blog and read such good news.

Love, Tim & Linda

Paige said...

I am SO glad that Jaymie can keep her room. That has been on my heart all day.

tleaf10 said...

I'm glad you had good news to write about today and I'm also glad Jaymie and Kory will be able to stay there when they need to. I'm in Georgia right now and my family and many others are praying for you. Keep up the progress, Kanyon! Love you guys,
-Terri Lee

Anonymous said...

We are so glad that little Kanyon is doing better. You are in our hearts and prayers. We love you all.
Steve and Mona in Montana

jodyreese said...

We are praying for all of you--parents, grandparent, aunts & uncles, and precious Kanyon. You are held in God's hands. We pray for peace and the sense of His presence at all times. Much Love, Jody Reese

Jules said...

Jaymie, Kory, Kanyon, Gay and Jay...
Even though I talk to you often, I figured I can never let you know enough how much I love all of you.
My heart is breaking for your sadness and yet rejoicing for those small miracles we are seeing in Kanyon every day.
Jaymie, you are such an inspiration to me. I've found strength and faith in your trust in God.. Kory, you are such a Godly man. There's no one else I'd rather call family.
Jay and Gay..just know I'm praying for you. I can't even think of you without crying. My love for you both runs deeper than you'll ever know.
May God continue to wrap his arms around you in the days to come. I'll be on my knees every day and night praying for you.
I love you so much,

John & Linda Cannon said...

We Love you, and are continuing to pray for you. We were so sorry to hear about Jayde, but are comforted to know that Kanyon is doing well. Our prayers and thoughts are with your entire family.

John & Linda Cannon

Cindi Christian said...

Praying for more miracles for Kanyon. So very sorry about Jayde. May God give you strength and courage to meet the coming days with His power to persevere. God belss all of you. Cindi and Larry Christian - Alpine

the Shockleys said...

You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! Know that God hears your prayers, feels your pain and will carry you through the days ahead. We pray little Kanyon will continue to do well. Our God is an Awesome God!

Stephen & Carrie Shockley
Lufkin, Tx

Marianne said...

Jaymie and Kory,

I want you to know that you will be in our hearts on Sunday as you have been all week. I so wish I could carry your burden for just a moment but then I realize that someone greater than we can imagine has already taken care of that. Thanks be to God for the strength that Kanyon continues to gain. May God's grace and peace be with you as you grieve the loss of sweet little Jayde. She has made an impact on so many lives. Much love to you all.

Anonymous said...

We love you guys so much and are so sorry that Jayde is no longer with us. We pray for Kanyon day and night. Love Frank and Jennifer.

Dixie D said...

Kory & Jaymie-- Wes & Susan, Your families are in my prayers. Words cannot express the sadness we feel in your new loss, God needed another angel and he chose someone very special. Praying that Kanyon will continue improving and I know he will as the Lord has him in the palm of His hand. Love to you all, God bless you with good friends to keep your spirits lifted during these hard days.
Dixie D

Donna said...

Jaymie and Kory,
You and your family are in our prayers. I am so sorry for your loss of your precious daughter. We are praying for Kanyon to continue improving. Your faith and courage is a testimony to all. Love you, Donna & Scott Stagner

Anonymous said...

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee."
--Isaiah 41:10
I pray this verse will give you some form of comfort. It has gotten me through some pretty tough times. K.T.

Anonymous said...

I was told about your blog by my sister-in-law (an ACU alumni.) My daughter was born @ 25 wks and 6 days. She weighed 1 lb. 6.7 oz. and was 12 in. long. We had many, many ups and downs during her 14 week stay in the hospital. Now she is a healthy and smart 2 1/2 year old.

If you want to talk to me, send me an e-mail ( I know some of what you are going through but I can't imagine all of it.

Angie Fox

E.Stites said...

God is so good.
As I fight back tears trying to think of what to say, all that I can think of is...God is so good. He is faithful and gracious.

My prayer is that His peace, which you cannot explain, will completely overwhelm you both.

Know that your lives and Kanyon and Jayde's lives are a reflection of the only Chirst some of the nurses, staff, doctors, other parents and anyone else you meet may see. I pray that they ask, "Why, how, what then does this mean for my life?" when they see your faithfullness. You are lifted up in the Stites' house all day and all night.

~Elizabeth (Dugan)

Anonymous said...

Jaymie, Kory, Jay and Gay,
I have no words that can express my sorrow for you all. Please know that we are praying for you each and every minute. Kanyon is in our prayers night and day, and there are many, many people here in Missouri that are lifting all of you up in prayer.

We love you all very much!
Tibor and Monica Siklosi

Malachi 4:2 "But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings."

Lindsey said...

Thank you God for your many blessings!!! You all are continuously in our thoughts and prayers!!

Beck Boys said...

I am so glad to see that Kanyon is doing better and holding his own. That is such wonderful news. You are all on our minds. I was really glad to see that Jaymie does not have to go home. I know that would have been tough to do at this point. We are thinking of you and praying for you hourly. I know the next couple of days will be rough we will think of all of you as you grive, rejoice, and move forward. What a blessing to know that God is there to take on all that we have put before Him!
We love you all,
The Beck's

Anonymous said...

Jaymie and Kory!
You all have been in my prayers ever since I found out. I am so sorry to hear about little Jayde. It is good to hear that Kanyon is doing better. I have also told many of my friends who do not even know you all and they are all praying and asking all the time for an update. So thank you Rachel for keeping us up to date. It is the first thing I do everytime I get on the computer, is come check and see how little Kanyon is doing now. Just stay strong and know that we are all praying for you all!
With Love <>< † Ashton Beaver † ><>

Andra Fleming said...

Jaymie, just wanted you to know that I am praying for you two and your precious baby Kanyon. It was awesome to hear that he is getting his mommy's milk! May God give you the strength you need during this time.
Love & Prayers- Andra Fleming

Anonymous said...

i love ya'll, ya'll are truely great people, and will be amazing parents. lucky kid =) i'm happy to know ya'll, and you will be in my prayers constantly

love lyndsey

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Elaine Folding said...

Good morning from AZ. One of the first things I do every morning is look at your blog to get updates on Kanyon and all of you. I am so glad that you can stay at the hospital with Kanyon. I can't imagine what it would be like to not be able to see him when-ever you want to. Gaining weight and tubes removed....Woo-Hoo. I am so thankful to God for that. Please know that I continue to pray for all of you daily and am confident that God is in control of this whole situation. May He grant you comfort and strength in a special messure, especially tomorrow.

Love, in Christ, Elaine Folding