Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Exciting news

Well, I just got off the phone with Jaymie, and she had some great news - she may get to hold Kanyon today! One of the nurses mentioned that this morning when she was in the NICU visiting him, and Jaymie is so excited.
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Also, he is up to 5cc of milk now - what a big eater he is! And they are going to reduce some of the medicine that he is taking to see if that will help him to breathe better. They'll try it for a couple of days, and if it works, they will be able to take him off the ventilator and just keep the tubes in his nose. They haven't gotten the results back from his head scan, but I'll let you know when they do.

41 comments:

Kristen Spencer said...

Yaaaaay!! I am excited for you as you finally get hold Kanyon!! I am praying that he eats more and more and gets so strong and big!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God for Great News!
Jayme cuddle him, hug him and kiss him for all of us.

They say one of the best things for premature babies is being close to their parents. We'll keep praying for more good news!

Carolyn said...

Dear Phillips',
My name is Carolyn and I have been praying for you continuously since Jodi sent out the prayer request last week. I am so thrilled to read about Kanyon's progress, especially because I learned about it during my 1/2 hour prayer slot! May God continue to perform miracles in your life as we continue to lift you up!

Jeanna Caldwell said...

Oh, how exciting!! I am so happy to hear how well Kanyon is doing and that you'll get to hold him. I cried the first time that I got to hold Caden. It is something that I will never forget! Our prayers continue to be with you.
Love, the Caldwell Crew
Jeanna,Mark,Chase,Casey,Emily,Camri,and Caden
www.caringbridge.org/tx/cadencaldwell

Jennifer K said...

How exciting! What a good eater! Cannot wait for you to hold your sweet boy. Still praying...

Jennifer King

Beef's Family said...

Yay!!! I am so excited for ya'll Kanyon is so strong (just like his parents) and such a miracle baby. I feel so blessed to be close to your family and able to witness what an amazing God we have. We love you so much and our prayers remain constant. Love you!!!

Sharon said...

Yay!!!!!!! This is so exciting!!

Smiling and hoping with you,
Sharon

Anonymous said...

Jaymie - that is soooooo AWESOME!! Yea!! I am so excited that you may get to hold your sweet baby boy. It's the most awesome feeling! ENJOY!!!
Love ya and still praying,
Christy Norton

Blessed Assurances said...

Oh wonderful, I know you will enjoy it and soak it all up. I think I will bust into song in honor of little Kanyon...

"My God is so BIG! So Strong and so Mighty there's nothing My God can not do!"

Can you tell I work with the sunday school class since the first song that came to mind is this one? It is still a great song!

Rock away, my sweet cousin, rock away! I know you need this, Jaymie and so does Kanyon.

Anonymous said...

I just want to say that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I know God is giving you the strength to get thru this. I am so glad that you finally get to hold that tiny little man in your arms!! Count your blessings for every second!

Eldon & Marilyn said...

Kory & Jaymie,
I know you can't wait to have Kanyon cradled in your arms.....what sweet medicine for him and you. (And, for the Grandma's to witness it!) Our prayers are unending.....we praise God for being there when we need Him most!

We love you......Eldon & Marilyn

The McCarter Family said...

Oh my goodness! That is the best thing I've heard so far! The first time I held Aubrie - it was like no other feeling I have ever had. You will be so blessed and I can't wait to hear how it goes! God is so good! We love you and are praying for you always!

Kara Sheets said...

What a great relief to be able to hold your child. I hope and pray that it will happen very soon! We are praying and thinking of you and your family every day. We know from our recent experiences that the power of prayer is VERY real.
Way to go Kanyon!
-Zach & Kara Sheets
Abilene.

Jeanna Caldwell said...

I just wanted to take a minute to share a poem with you that a friend of mine wrote.

Dear God,

When a little child leaves us....
Our first question is...Why?
Why not let this child live?
Why did she have to die?
How can such a thing occur?
Why couldn't she stay longer?
We have prayed for this sweet child...
"Oh Lord help her grow stronger"...
And still she leaves this place on earth...
Despite each prayer and plea...
To join so many other's...
In sweet eternity...
Her life has taught us many things...
Her journey touched us so...
But why Lord must this happen?
Why did she have to go?

Beloved child,

Your pain has reached the heaven's child...
Please don't think I don't know...
How very much it hurts inside...
To let your child go...
She sits with me this very day...
In heaven up-above...
Surrounded by my angels...
But held still...by your love.
The doubts may always be with you...
And as I hear your cries...
I ask you to consider...
Some of the other "whys"...
Why did her smile light the room...
On the cloudiest of days?
How could she touch a multitude...
In oh so many ways?
Why does her courage guide you...
In ways you can't convey?
Why does her life remind us...
To love..to hope...to pray.
Heaven may seem far away...
Days and months and years....
A longing to see her sweet face...
And wash away your tears...
Have faith child...when I tell you...
Your not truly apart....
You hold a piece of heaven...
Forever in your heart.
Goodbye seems all to final...
"She's gone" just isn't true...
"She lives on in each of us"...
In what we say and do...
Sweetest child... special gift..
Loved beyond all measure...
Only for a little while...
For us to know and treasure.
Hold onto that most joyous day...
A tear,a smile, a sigh...
When she is in your arms again...
You'll never say...goodbye.

~Stephanie Husted~

Phil said...

Jaymie, Kory, and all the family.
We continue to love you, to lift you up in prayer and to rejoice with you in all the mighty deeds of our big, strong, mighty God!
Karol Edwards

adapted from Romans 15:13
God of hope, may you fill me with all joy and peace as I trust in you, so that I may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

adapted from 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Praise be to your name, God and Father of my Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts me in all my troubles, so that I can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort I myself have received from you.

adapted from 2 Samuel 22:2-3
"LORD, you are my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
God you are my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation.
You are my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—

adapted from Jude 24-25
To you, Lord, who are able to keep me from falling and to present me before your glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to you, the only God my Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

Angela Mays said...

WOW!! I'm so thrilled that you can finally hold your precious baby!! Still praying and sending good thoughts your way! Angela Mays

Anonymous said...

Jaymie,
Wow, what exciting news!!! It will be so wonderful to hold your precious little boy. I am so glad things are going great.
Love and miss you,
Brandi Barlow

Jenny Nye said...

Dear Phillips Phamily,

My name is Jenny Nye and I live in Denver, CO. I was catching up on Sarah Floyd's Blog when I came to the part where she mentioned you guys and requested prayers. I decided to go through all of your blog entries to get a better picture of the situation. I went through a mountain of emotions before I reached today's entry. Of which I am thankful to read that Kanyon is thriving.

I can't even begin to imagine your mountains. I just wanted to let you know in the most simple of terms, my heart and prayers are with you all. I pray that Kanyon grows to be a strong child and lives like he has 2 lives to live. I pray this not as a burden on him but as an expression strength and love.

I am sorry that this is your story to share but I am thankful that you are willing to let the body of Christ be apart of it.

God Bless

Beck Boys said...

How wonderful. What a blessing it will be for all of you. I hope that you will be able to hold him as long as you can. He will enjoy it as well. Talk to him as much as you can. He will enjoy hearing your voice and knowing that you are there. I am so glad to hear the good news. Praise God!!

prudog said...

pictures of today's big event?

Jodi said...

Yea for fabulous news! How very exciting! I just got Reagan down for a nap, and as I rocked her, I thought of you getting to rock your little man... what a PRECIOUS blessing! Keep up the great work, Mom and Dad, and Kanyon too! Lord, keep the good news coming!

Paige said...

I want pictures! HOW EXCITING!

Nicole and Shea said...

How Exciting !!!
That is wonderful news and yes we do want a picture.
Praise the Lord, I'ts so nice to have uplifing news.
Thinking of you always !!

Anonymous said...

I hope and pray that you do get to hold Kanyon today. What a wonderful blessing! It will be so good for him to feel your skin against his, smell your scent, and hear your voice. When I worked NICU and we did this with the babies & their parents, they did so well and usually just thrived! I know you'll treasure every second of it! Our prayers are still going up to the Father, the Ultimate Healer, for you and Kanyon.

The Shelbys

Anonymous said...

Jaymie, I am so excited that you finally get to hold Kanyon. You are always in my prayers.
Love, Peggy Crossland

Anonymous said...

WOW!! What a day this is for yall!! Everyone is so excited for you and we praise God when we think of how blessed you and Kanyon will be when you are able to hold that sweet, soft baby. Your family is so strong and we are blessed to be encouraged by such strength. We know this is just the start of a great bond and you will be such great Godly parents!! We love you and continue to bring you up in prayer.
Love,Ricky,Cindy,Aubrey and Laurel Pruitt

Anonymous said...

Jaymie,
I smile at the thought of you holding Kanyon. I thank God daily for the progress he has made and continue to ask for his body to grow and develop. I pray for you and Kory. You are so strong and such a inspiriation to all of us. We miss you bunches around here. It's not the same without you. I hope I get to see pictures of you holding Kanyon! Let me know if you need anything! Love you!
Kym VB

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you and your family. Remember, GOD is good all the time...all the time GOD is good.

Sunny Folding said...

Sydni's stories of your weekend filled my heart with joy and peace. She said it was hard, of course, but also a blessing in so many ways. Many, many people have asked me how your weekend went, so I will now be able to share with them about it.

We are so pleased to continue to hear such good news about Kanyon!! Praise God that His power and wisdom are at work in this situation as in all situations. Praise God that He supports and comforts us. What's the saying, "Where God guides, he provides." Thank you for training your eye on His Word during this time, instead of allowing the gamut of emotions to distract you from our Focus. Ps. 54:4 "Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul," (in everything that every day can possibly bring).

Blessings as you continue this journey in the love of Christ and His people.

Love,

Jeremy & Sunny Folding, Natasha, and Justus

Anonymous said...

Praise God, Praise God. He is so good to us. I love to read such good news about Kanyon. Prayer works. KT

Anonymous said...

Great news! Jaymie, I hope you do get to hold your precious baby.
We are still thinking of all of you and praying.
Love,
Lisa Pullen and family

Sarah said...

What a blessing for you. That is so exciting! Always in our thoughts and prayers!

Love,
Sparky and Sarah

Anonymous said...

Just finished our prayer time for you all. I know God is already working on answers before we even ask. He is the Father who anticipates our needs even before we ask, just as you will do for Kanyon.
Enjoy every minute of every touch when you hold that sweet baby!
We love you and will continue to lift you up in prayer. (I pray every time I wake up during night)
Love,
Kim & Russ

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates. We are so pleased to hear the good news about Kanyon. Thanks for sharing on this blog. Y'all are all so appreciated for all the good works that your family does. Keep trusting God. He will take care of his people.
Love,
Sue and Lynda

Anonymous said...

From Paula Schweikhard.
I've been thinking about you guys constantly since Kory called Scott the night the twins were born. I've cried and teared up off and on for over a week now so many times like I know everyone else has keeping up with this blog and waiting for the latest news. I just read that sweet poem that someone posted and I'm crying again. This morning before lunch I squealed out loud with excitement at work when Scott called to see if I had read the latest that you, Jaymie were going to get to hold sweet Kanyon. Mostly I just wanted to say, just like everyone else that I have been praying so hard for Kory and Jaymie and Jayde and Kanyon and for your families…And I’ve been touched by watching the number of visitors climb way up into the thousands each day. What a blessing to see Christians sharing the pain and the joy. I can’t wait to visit your new family. You must know that your family means so much to Scott and to me. You are dear, dear people and our hearts are with you. I’m glad Scott was able go to you in your time of need. Our prayers will continue and we are sad when you are and we will rejoice with you also.
God bless you,
Paula and Scott, too.

Anonymous said...

Kory and Jamie,

You've been in my thoughts and prayers. It's great to hear the news about today.
Carl F

Andra Fleming said...

Jaymie,

Still thinking and praying for you and Kanyon everyday. Your touch and love will be the best medicine for that precious boy! Please post a picture!!!!

Smiles, tears, and prayers for you,
Andra Fleming

Krawl and Anra said...

Heart to heart finally! I am so excited for you. Bless your hearts for hanging in there and God has not rewarded you for being so patient....Grow little Kanyon grow!

Blessed Assurances said...

Still singing...

MY God is so big, so strong and so mighty there is nothing my God can not do. The mountains are His and the valleys are His and the trees are His handy work too. (CLAP, CLAP) My God is so big! So strong and so mighty there is NOTHING my God cannot do! (The Kids yell, FOR ME..AND YOU! CLAP! CLAP!)

Ashley said...

Oh I hope you get to hold him! Hang in there...

hejlyeah said...

Hey Jaymie - Luke, Sara and Cooper Hejl are praying for you guys during this time. Hang in there, and take care.