Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Very Specific Prayer Request

I wanted to get this down so we had as much time to pray for this as possible. In one week Karsie is going to have another EEG test. We need to pray that those tests come back normal. If they do, it means that Karsie's brain has been able to fix itself. If not, it means that it suffered a hit that is probably irreversible. This could be as serious as cerebral palsy or mental retardation caused by her traumatic entry into this world.

The hopeful news is that the first week in a preemie's life, the EEG is a bit unreliable because of the healing it needs to do anyway. Therefore, the neurologist thinks it's possible it was just a bum test. Also, all of her organs are healthy (she's peeing...remember when we were excited about that...this is why) and she is not having seizures. The neurologist said that he is cautiously optomistic that the next test will be a bit better, but we still ask for some serious prayer for this specifically (along with all the other things we have asked you to pray for). We continue to be very appreciative of your faithfulness.


  1. We definitely will be praying for Karsie and that the EEG test comes back normal! What a strong little girl. We have been thinking about you all so often. The three of you are such an inspiration. A true testament that Faith, Hope & Love can you get you through anything.

    Love, the Bradshaw Family

  2. I am a friend of a friend of a friend, so you do not know me, but I have been compelled to pray for your sweet Karsie. My friends and I will be praying that she is able to praise God someday for bringing her through this time.
    God Bless,

  3. I am a relative in law of Kelli McCoy and my son is staying in their home this week. I'll keep Karsie in my prayers and let the prayers of those around you give you energy and hope. Babies are remarkably resilient and I'll pray that Karsie's brain is just the latest example of that.

    Best, Cindy