"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


We had a horrible scare with Kai. He has developed obstructive sleep apnea and was hospitalized as an emergency this morning, after what I thought was going to be a routine doctor's visit.

They immediately started talking about removing adenoids and tonsils, which for a child with a cleft palate, could make the difference of whether he is able to have hypernasal speech or not. It is usually not a good outcome when these parts of the anatomy are removed.

Please, pray specifically for wisdom for the doctors, especially the ENT. He is having a sleep study done tomorrow night. Tonight he is in ICU with monitors tracking his heart rate and breathing. He apparently stops breathing about once every 2 minutes during the night.

Please...please lift my baby up to our Lord and ask for complete healing without surgery.

I just ran home to pick up some videos for him, while Scott stayed at the hospital. My Mom and sister, as always, have been my angels and picked up the slack by taking the little ones. I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye to Anna Grace. We were told to plan to be in the hospital at least 3 days.

I am sorry this is so rushed. I will post as soon as I can. Just PLEASE...keep praying.

Thank you. I love you guys!


Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Prayers are Heaven bound right now and will continue to flow untill we hear he is home and find.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Will pray for wisdom and healing. God is in control.

Amy said...

Oh my, Ohilda, I am so sorry! Your precious Kai will be in our bedtime prayers tonight and all throughout the next several days. May God bless your sweet boy with comfort and heal him as only He can! And may He bring you and Scott peace in knowing Kai is in the best hands...

With Love and Prayers,
Amy and the entire Chapman Clan

Jill said...

PRAYING and PRAYING for sweet Kai!!!
Poor little buddy! The hypernasal speech piece is a big one.
Keep us updated as you can Ohilda!

Julie said...

Ohilda We are praying for Kai and all of your family. O'Brien Family

day by day said...

Oh, no! Our poor little Kai!! Know I am here praying with you!!!! Please keep us posted when you can. ((hugs))

Julie said...

Lifting sweet little Kia up in prayer...for a complete healing and NO surgery!!! In Jesus Name!!!

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

Thinking of you and sending prayers............

Carmen said...

Praying for your precious little Kai.

Terynn said...

Ohilda: I am surprised by this sudden turn of events, but God is not! We will continue to believe that God has Kai's best in His mind and His heart and in His plans. Praying and praising without ceasing. We love you, O!!

brocton14 said...

Praying for little Kai and your family!!! May you have peace with the outcome!!

ABM said...

Bless his heart. We will be praying for him.

Ruth said...

Praying for little Kai! Praying he will not have to have the surgery!

AlyAbox said...

Praying for your sweet little man, Ohilda!
Praying for peace for you and for healing without surgery for Kai.
Keep us updated as you can.
Many blessings!

sara said...

Please Lord, heal this sweet little boys body. I ask boldly that he would not need surgery. Lord we ask for wisdom for the doctors and peace for Ohilda, Kai and the family. Amen.

Love you!!!

Angie said...

Oh Ohilda! I am so sorry to hear that Kai is in the hospital! We will pray that they are able to resolve the sleep apnea issue without surgery. Thanks for keeping us posted and we will be praying.

Big Hugs,

Sherri said...

Praying here in Alabama!

So he just all of the sudden developed this? At this age it began?

Sweet baby boy....hang in there!

The Ferrill's said...

Praying for complete healing....and peace for momma too! What a scary thing...Ohilda I will pray for wisdom for the doctors to know the BEST treatment for your little man...thank the Lord for your family to come in and help.
Praying praying praying....

Elisabeth- Truly Blessed said...

You know I am praying, praying, praying that little boy to a full recovery. Keep us posted when you get a moment.
In Him,

Waitingfaithfully said...


Sending up prayers for your sweet little man and his mama right now. May the Lord give you His peace, and may He touch Kai and heal him completely. He is Able!

I'll keep praying!

Love you,


nicole_dib said...

Our family is praying as well!

He And Me + 3 said...

Praying now for his complete healing...without the surgery.

Keisha said...

Oh.. no!!! BUT.. Ohilda,.. I praise GOD that they've found out what's wrong!! That's scary! I will be praying for him!!! ((HUGS)) to you mom.. cuz, I know you're going crazy! Just know that God is right by your side.. every step .. of the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love ya!

Aus said...

Prayers offered and will continue - and as always if there is anything you need (OK - maybe you or Scott just need someone to vent to at 2 in the morning or something) you have my numbers - use them!

And remember - God will give unto His faithful all that is needed!

love and hugs -

aus and co.

La Familia Garcia said...

Thanking God that he cares for our every need! Sneding up prayers that God will grant you guys peace as you put your hope in Him.

"Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD."
Psalm 31:24

Jill W said...

Praying that the Great Physician will hold your little guy in the palm of his healing hand. Prayers for your family to keep you strong during this difficult time. (and sending lots of hugs too!)

Tami said...

Praying for you all....especially little Kai


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