Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hope for Harper

Little Harper Stamps is not even a week old yet, but she's already making amazing progress and an impression on thousands of people she's never met!

Doctors aren't sure that Harper needs to be placed on the ECMO machine (a lung machine that helps her breathe), because she's made so much progress already.

Kelly and her parents are there at St. Francis with Harper now, and Kelly's dad, a pastor updated his blog:

"Judy, Kelly, and I were finally able to make the move from Fayetteville to Tulsa by around 5:30 this evening. At the hospital we discovered that many "blog" friends who live in the Tulsa area had made visits to Scott and his family. What an incredible blessing! One of Kelly's very special friends - Caroline - and her mom Robin made the trip from near Ft. Worth to Tulsa just to encourage and support Kelly, Scott, and Harper. Talk about going the second mile to demonstrate the love of God! We all had a wonderful visit with them. Now for an update on Harper.
Hebrews 11:1 says "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Tonight we are as always striving to live by faith and not by sight. Sight says that little Harper is still very critical. According to the nursing staff her heart is slightly enlarged on one side and not putting out quite the blood flow that it should. Sight says that she is still having great difficulty breathing and suffering the effects of pneumonia. Sight says she is in for a long stay in the NICU. Sight also says that she is a gorgeous little baby girl. I say little, all 9 lbs 12 ozs of her make her look like a giant compared to most of the many little ones who populate the NICU. As I gazed into her helpless little face this evening I could not help but notice the others. Could it be that some of them had not had even one prayer spoken for them? I immediately thought of the literally thousands of prayers that have been expressed on Harper's behalf. I bowed my head and said, "Please God, may all of these precious children benefit from the prayers that have gone up for Harper."

Please continue to pray for Harper and for all her little friends in the NICU. Pray that it will be a place of miracles.



Megan L Hutchings said...

It just brings tears to my eyes everytime I read it!!!

I know God hears our prayers, I know He does!!!

Lauren Kelly said...

Just wanted to say I love your name, haha!!! Came across your blog from Kelly's blog and I along with you, are praying for sweet Harper. Just wanted to say hello. And You have a beautiful family!