Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mac Kid #2

Last night at this time Janneke was transferred to the NICU ward of McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton. This was a welcome relief as they car trips to and from downtown Toronto were becoming more than a little tiresome. Janneke is quite stable right now and it seemed best for everyone involved to transfer her closer to home. McMaster is about half the distance and we rarely will have to deal with any daily traffic issues.

Sara and I met with a variety of people concerning Janneke today at McMaster. Her attending physician is the same doctor who was on duty when Rachel was born at McMaster nearly three years ago. In fact, Janneke is in the same room that Rachel called home for six weeks in 2006.

We have two hopes for Janneke's stay at McMaster. The first is that there will be success in orally feeding Janneke. This is our biggest concern at this point and only time will tell if this will be successful. The second is for all of the specialists who follow Rachel's care at McMaster to meet Janneke. We hope we can streamline any future visits to McMaster as much as possible.

Your continued prayers are felt and appreciated.

8 comments:

Harry and Beatrix said...

We're pleased to hear that Janneke is a bit closer to home. Please know that you continue to stay in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Harry & Beatrix

Anonymous said...

Hi Ralph & Sara & girls:

We are thankful with you that you do not have to travel so far, and have to deal with traffic problems.
We continue to pray for your family, that God will give you much courage and strength in these days of uncertainty and worry. Cast your cares upon Him, and may He give you His peace.

With love

Gary & Jannie Prinsen

Pilar Chapman said...

This is such goods news that Janneke is one step closer to home!

Pilar

Rauwerda's said...

Great to hear that Janneke is almost home with you! This way of communicating is a great idea too!
We will continue to keep your whole family in our prayers daily.
Let me know when that "box" is empty. The Rauwerda's Yvonne, Henry, Chantal and Amber.

Mike and Marcella Meinema said...

Great news. So glad you don't have to battle TO traffic. Little prayers are being answered along the way.

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you always! I'm here to help whenever you may need it. You are always in my prayers.
Love Kirsten

Justin Cook said...

Rach and I are close to Mac, Ralph. If you ever need anything or if something comes up that we can help with, please call. 905-529-0866.

Poulsens said...

We are so happy that you are closer to little Janneke. Joshua and Sami (and their parents, too) pray for your family every night. If ever you need a meal, or someone to watch Emily and Sophia, PLEASE call me!! Love, Gail and The Poulsens