Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Status Quo

Nothing new to report with Rachael’s condition which is a good thing at this point! She is finishing up her antibiotics today. Dr, Ridgeway is pretty hopeful now that the infection risk has gone way down. Mom went and got her some probiotics today to start replacing some of the *good* bacteria the antibiotics are sure to have wiped out. This was okayed by the doctor so she feels comfortable taking them.

Justin worked all 24 hours of his first shift yesterday since this whole thing happened. Mom spent the night at the hospital with Rachael and said it was a pretty good night.

There are still little storms and things that cause worry and such, but nothing big. So that seems to be our status quo. If we can stick to this status quo-- that would be good. There has been no more spotting since Wednesday or Thursday-- I believe, which is encouraging. She still feels an ache in her cervix and is crampy at times but all in all-- we have a lot to be thankful for right now! Continue to pray that those two symptoms go away entirely and then we will have a *new* entirely symptom free status quo!

Two people apart from reading this blog have been led to pray along the lines of “Hinds Feet On High Places” . I love that! “The Lord God is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, And makes me walk on my high places.” Habakkuk 3:19

The most important things right now is that Rachael’s membrane (bag of water) stay strong and not break, that the stitch stays strong and that her body not labor. And keep praying for health for both her and baby Jimmie. I find myself repeating the following prayer all of the time during the day and night, “membrane of steel, stitch of God, Holy health..” (-: It makes me smile to say those words.

I like to pray *for* good things rather than *against* bad things. I know that speaking, visualizing and dwelling on the *positive* is so helpful. Thank you all for “believing” in these positive things for Rachael and Jimmie! We’ve been so encouraged by all of you. We have had so many people express such faith in their prayers- it really inspires us!

You all are so appreciated- the words, “thank you” seem trite.



  1. We continue to uphold you all in prayer. May all the strength of God be in that little stitch. Cyndi Dubbeld

  2. Rachel, May you feel the circle of arms touching you, giving you strength.

    Amber, I met you for the first time at dance today and am so impressed at your strength. I pray for you to be taken care of as well so that you can continue to have that amazing energy that is propelling you forward.

  3. Amber, your strength is amazing. We continue to pray for Rachael, Justin and baby Jimmy as well as the entire family that is supporting them through this time. We pray Rachael finds strength to keep her and the baby healthy and strong.

    Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3