"And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." Deuteronomy 30:6

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 5:52 PM

I was just able to see Michelle for a minute. Right now they are waiting for the doctor on call (her doctor is on vacation) to make his appearance. Michelle hasn't been checked again (at last check she was 6 cm). They expect the doctor to break Michelle's water when he comes in. Michelle is planning to get an epidural and is awaiting results from a couple blood test so that she can get that done. She is having some discomfort, but Joey says her pain tolerance is very high. One very exciting tidbit is that the neonatal doctor that Joey and Michelle originally saw a few weeks ago is also the one who is currently on call! This is great news as Joey and Michelle were very comfortable and pleased with this doctor! He has been by to see them, he remembered them for their consultation, and offered a lot of encouragement and comfort. The plan is for the team of doctor's to make a quick evaluation at birth to confirm Janie Beth's diagnosis. If they are able to confirm this the diagnosis and prognosis, they will hand over Janie Beth to Michelle and Joey to spend whatever time she has with them in their arms. If they feel like things might be other that the original diagnosis, they will evaluate and decided if they should do any life saving measures. I'm expecting a new update anytime now. I will update when I know. Keep praying!!! And please feel free to leave comments to let Michelle know you are praying.


  1. Joey and Michelle, we are constantly lifting you up and asking the Lord to fill you with peace that passes understanding, strength, wisdom, clarity, and comfort. We love you!!! Brian and julie

  2. Michelle, you don't know me, but I came to your blog a couple of weeks ago after Jennifer mentioned you in her blog. I'm so sorry for the pain you're going through. I am praying hard right now for a miracle & for peace, strength, & comfort for you all. God holds all of you in His loving arms, & He will never let you go. Like I said, I don't know you, but I love you as a sister in Christ, & my prayers are with you.