Tuesday, April 14, 2009

D Day

Job 8:7 - "Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase."

78 days ago, not by "chance" or "luck", but because of GOD, Trey entered the world alive. Immediate prayer covered this small 1 lb. 14 oz. child. We may have been fearful the first few days checking his blog, but there was a calming peace knowing that the Lord was in control not matter the outcome. Within a few days of his birth, Trey had prayer warriors from around the world, MANY of whom he will never know or meet. Through the days & weeks to follow, there were many highs and lows. We all came together to pray for NO CMV, and a few days later we heard the great news of NO CMV. We watched Trey's WBCs & platelets go up & down and finally stay UP. There was the huge scare of Trey's lungs not responding to the vent, and his blood gases doubling the normal amount. We had the PICC line placement & pneumonia. I know those from "here" remember the Wednesday night in February that our Assistant Pastor preached, due to the fact our Pastor & wife (Naomi's parents) were called to the hospital, because Trey was not doing well at all - his heart rate & O2 had dropped significantly. Trey fought hard, & the Lord chose once again to allow Trey to live. The vent came out, and we all got a better look at his precious little face. James & Naomi was FINALLY able to hold their son! And after a few good days, came the news that Trey was having difficulty keeping his O2 levels up. Over the next few days, it seemed to get better, until finally they did have to put him on a C-Pap. This helped him rest, and in the days to follow, he was off of it and doing well. In the next days/weeks, we all watched with a full heart & (most of us a few tears) - as Trey grew, was able to take bottles, wore all his football gear, had his first family photo, get rid of his vapotherm, & reach the FOUR POUND mark & move up into a crib!


We followed this miracle for 78 days, watching God's handiwork & timing. Praying that God would receive the glory & that His name would be furthered.

And now, without further delay, the BIG announcement!

Trey has an estimated DISCHARGE day of Tuesday, April 21st!

yes - you read that correctly, Trey may be in his own home in 6 days! There are many things to still take place in the days at the hospital. James & Naomi were surprised at the possible discharge date & of course are feeling very overwhelmed with the responsibilty that comes with taking care of a preemie. PLEASE be in special prayer for them, as they have a busy week preparing for Trey to be home, & for the Lord to calm them & give them the strength & wisdom to care for Trey when he does indeed come HOME!

"To God be the Glory"



28 comments:

The Bess' said...

Praise the Lord!!! I'm so excited for your Great news.

Jo-Ann said...

GREAT NEWS!! This is all so fresh in my mind as our granddaughter has been home for four months now and is close to 9 lbs (still on oxygen) and has done so well at home -- it's a lot of work but the rewards are outstanding!! Praying for a good transition.

Anonymous said...

Oh! how awesome. Thank the Lord. I am crying as I type this. I really do want to come visit and be a nanny to the girls for 2-3 days. I can do their laundry, read to them, etc. Please let me, as my husband is in a nursing home and I have to stay busy. Have Laurie call me and let me know when. PLEASE DO!! Mrs. Russell
XXXXXXOOOOOO It will be like Darlene babysitting Naomi again.

Mark, Marsha, Katie, and Austin! said...

God is Good...ALL the time!!! I have been praying for you little Trey...and your family! You are a very special little boy that I know God is going to use in mighty ways. Congratulations on your "D-Day"!!! We'll keep praying! :)

Jennittia said...

"Exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think..." Praise God for this major milestone. Our prayers will continue for your family!

Lady M said...

Can you hear the cheering from here in WI?? All HAIL the POWER of JESUS' name!! The children and I are jumping for joy (and momma wiping a tear away)!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! "My cup runneth over"...surely we know and serve a GREAT GOD! Our church family here in NC will be rejoicing at the wonderful news!!! We love you all!
Love,
Lauren Lockhart and family

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! God is so good. We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers as you make this long awaited transition.

Not I But Christ said...

Praise the Lord! God answers prayers! Can't wait to meet you trey!
Praying for you Bro. James and Ms. Naomi!

Beautiful Chaos said...

Not that it could ever be said enough.......... PRAISE THE LORD!!! We are so elated to hear the good news! No more tears of struggle or sadness but of pure J!...O!...Y! JOY :)
Still Prayin,
All those Lassiters
(and then some!)

The Leighton Family! said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you all. It is such a wonderful feeling when you walk out of those doors. When we finally took Brody home it was so many emotions that I have never felt. I pray God gives you the calm that you will need to enjoy this wonderful time.

Heather said...

Wow! That's great news!! I will be praying that he will get to go home as expected! Praise the Lord!
Hugs and prayers,
Heather~ On the Homefront

Chris said...

Sorry for our lack of comments....it has been really busy at our house. We have continued to pray and check daily on Trey's progress, and can't tell you how happy we are that he is coming home. We feel so blessed for the time we spent with you all in the NICU, and wish we could be there for his discharge! We will continue to pray for your whole family! Congrats, and please Keep in touch!

Charlotte Ann said...

He is STILL a HEALER!!! Amen. I am so happy that yoy are finally going to be abl to bring him home. Its going to be so awesome to continue to still see the improvements that is going to make and to know how tings are going.
AMEN AMEN AMEN...Thats all that I can really think of to say other than praise the Lord for his miraculous works...

Kristie said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!

THANK YOU for answered Prayers!!

Trey we love you!!

Kristie

Jody Sanchez said...

Congratulations! I know you are sooo excited and nervous at the same time. Who would have thought just 78 days after this special baby's birth, that he would be coming home to his family. I'm so happy for the Sawyers family!! :)

Laura (speaking for everyone!) said...

How absolutley wonderful!!! I know that you are beyond excited and overwhwelmed with the thought of Trey coming home soon- you will find the peace you need. And the calm to be patient that long! Congratulations!

Juliet said...

Home Sweet Home!! This is such wonderful news. I will let Grandma Rehfeldt know that special date.

Praying all goes as planned for that day.

Anonymous said...

God is good. This is very good news and I am glad to hear it. I will be praying that things go well this week and that you will be able to go home next Tuesday. This news just made my day. You are so strong Trey and God has some great and mighty things in store for you. Keep growing strong.

Blessings from Texas!

Anonymous said...

What a mighty God we serve! Praising Him for His goodness & blessings!!!

Rebecca said...

That is soooo amazing!! I am so excited for the little guy!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What great news...I have been catching up on your blog...I am so happy for you. Stop by and see me sometime and read about our miracle, Jack.

MissJeovette said...

Thank you Lord!! I haven't check the blog in a week and he's grown sooo much!!!!!!!!!!! Do not get overwhelmed about bringing him home. It will come to you naturally!!

God Bless!!!!!

Rachel said...

Praise the Lord! I will continue to pray for the family. God has anointed and appointed these parents and he will equip them to do that which he called them to do!

Blessings!

Deb said...

Wonderful! We have been praying together in agreement with you all the while. God deserves all of our Praise!! :)

Your Cousin,
Deborah and her family

Anonymous said...

Praise God!! THAT IS JUST LIKE GOD!! I am very happy for you guys, James & Namoi!! God is so Good to us all!! AMEN!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Forgot to leave my name on my comment, Its Connie Aldridge/McEwing! Praise God! THAT IS JUST LIKE GOD!! I am very happy for the both of you James & Namoi for getting to bring trey home soon by Gods mighty touch on baby trey. God is so God, what a loving God we have! Thank you Lord! Amen!! Way to Go Lord, you done it Again!! What a Blessing to see James & Namoi!!

Homemakers Cottage said...

This is such wonderful news!! I have followed Trey's story nearly from the beginning and am cheering the little guy- and his family- on as his Big Day finally arrives!! We'll keep praying!!

~Kristy