Saturday, September 3, 2016
The Saints and Prayers and Help Needed
As many of you already know, my daughter is pregnant with a little girl who will be born in early October.
The baby, Abigail Marie, has a condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, which means that there is a hole in her diaphragm and currently her stomach, spleen, and parts of her large and small intestines are in her thoracic cavity. Remarkably, this can be fixed, but the problem is that it keeps her lungs from developing properly. So, she will have to have surgery as soon as she is born and it will be a long time before she leaves the hospital. This is the best case scenario.
Anyway, the reason I am writing this, aside from asking for you prayers, is that I don't think that I can keep up with the Saints very much longer. The only way I can do it is if someone helps, or if people volunteer for a lot of definite dates. I might not have time, and frankly, I'm running out of the mental wherewithal to keep up with things. I am working on something for this week, but after that, I don't know.
With regard to the prayers, week before last, the Saints post was about Ven. Andrey Sheptytsky, and a very sick little girl, Martha Charron, whose parents were praying for his intercession in her regard. A few days later, Martha went home from the hospital. Bill and I have been praying for his intercession for Abigail.
If you are interested, my daughter has a blog with about 4 posts that keeps us updated about what is going on with the baby.