Thursday, March 19, 2009


Here's a photo of Janneke and mom (Sara). Wednesday was a stable and quiet day for Janneke (and for all of us!). Her eyes were tested and, although small and inset, structurally they are fine. This is great news. We realize that her eyes may take a long time to develop, but when there are no structural concerns, that is a relief. Because Janneke had some difficulty breathing on Monday night and early Tuesday morning, the docs decided to give her a day or two to rest before any more tests or consultations. (The hoses around her nose are part of the CPAP machine which supports Janneke's breathing, but thankfully, it is compressed air and not oxygen. This means she is getting breathing support, but she is still strong enough not to need full oxygen support.)

We are so thankful for the emails, phonecalls, and comments from you.
We truly feel supported and encouraged.

5 comments:

Bernice said...

We are so glad to hear the good news. You have all been in our prayers and we can't wait to meet little Janneke :)
The Warkentins

Rhea said...

Hi Sara and Ralph,

Praying for you and your beautiful new baby girl. "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".
If you want to chat please call me. (519)745-8830

Rhea (Olivia's Mom) from CCRC

Anonymous said...

hey it is joe hi

Anonymous said...

Hi this is brody schanbacher. congrats on the new baby. My family and i are praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hi its Emily and mom we are so glad that Janneke is now at home safley we wish you all the best.
You are doing suc a great job keep up the good work. We miss you at beacon and we will always be praying and thinking of you.
Janneke is such a beautiful baby and a great gift from God.
Hope to see her some time.
Emily and her mom.