Thursday, January 12, 2012

prayers for Janneke


We ask for your prayers with our little Janneke.  She has been in the local hospital since yesterday afternoon due to a seizure.  The last seizure Janneke had was Easter Sunday 2010, and yesterday's seizure was unusual in presentation and length of time.  Sara was home with Janneke at the time, but we had to enlist in the help of paramedics to bring her to the hospital where she could finally stabilize.  We were hopeful last night that all had settled, and we would be able to go home today.  However, she started again with a seizure this morning, so she is remaining in hospital.

We are thankful for the medical care she is receiving.  We had lots of blood drawn to determine the cause of the seizures, and at this point, it looks possibly related to her growth hormones.  Her blood sugars are not stabilizing, which adds to the mystery.  We will wait and see.   Thank you for your support and encouragement.  We are very thankful for the help of Ashley and Christina who have helped us manage Rachel's care - and Em and Soph.  We are tired and bit worried, but we know she is in good hands, and we are optimistic all will be sorted out soon.

Peace.



17 comments:

Jacquie said...

Sorry to hear of her struggles. We certainly join you in prayer. Meant to write after the last post that we wish you God's continued strength and joy for the journey, and how reading your posts throughout 2011 - along with occasional face to face chats, updates through mutual friends, and the chance to join the fund-raising fun - have been a treasured part of the year. So glad that now this blog becomes a avenue for specific prayer for your readers too - we will pray you'll soon have Janneke home and some unknowns sorted out.
-Jacquie and Kevin

BLOOM - Parenting Kids With Disabilities said...

Thinking of you!

Rhea said...

If you need to chat please call. We are unfortunately familiar with seizures. Hug!!!!!

519-745-8830

Corrie P said...

Praying that all will be well.

Dana said...

You are one of the most amazing a strongest woman/mom's I know. Your strength and up beat personality is one to be admired and I am so fortunate to say I know you and your wonderful family. We wish you so many happy blessings and that your little precious angel will be home safe and sound soon. Lots of love,,
Dana Derrick Aurora and lil Riv

Runny Ron said...

Indonesian prayers to you guys from all the way across the world...I think they're worth a little more! Reading your blogs is an inspiration to parents everywhere. What a gift your kids are to you guys and what a gift you are to them. God bless you and please keep letting us know what we can pray for, we all need prayers.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Janneke are winging their way to God from me. I pray that she is well soon, and back home with you and her sisters. samm

John's Going To SERVE! said...

will be praying for you all...a new mystery to solve. we will pray for the doctors that they will be able to unravel this new twist. you are covered from california! :) hugs all...grace

Dave and Heather Baarda said...

Sara&Ralph, Emily, Sophia, Rachel and Janneke.

You will be in our thoughts and prayers....strength and peace to you all, and wisdom for the doctors.

Breukelmans said...

Praying for your little girl Ralph and Sara! We love hearing and reading the updates and pray harder when the more difficult, stressful and times when health is challenged in the Pot res.. Strength and Huge love!
Fred, Doreen, Nisha, Derick, Alia and Silas

Anonymous said...

I had my church's choir pray for Janneke last night at practice. May you feel His Presence and Peace in this new twist in your daugther's health.

Marja said...

We are praying for you guys. May God surround you with his nearness.

Eric said...

Sending my best wishes for clarity and health, also strength.

Anonymous said...

May God hold her in His loving arms and surround you all with His Care

Philippine&Tom said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Praying you will feel God's love surrounding you and He will provide you with His Strength!!

Anonymous said...

I hope Janneke is starting to feel better. Any news regarding her progress? Praying,
samm

Kelli TenHaken said...

Seizures are so tough. Praying!