Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Victoria was weighed again last night (thanks Viv!) and has gained 145gr since last Monday. The growth chart suggests an average of 135gr per week is normal so we are on target. Nevertheless, if there is a bed, Victoria will be going into hospital today. I will be suggesting that she doesn't need so much duocal as the cons. said.
Please pray that the care of Victoria in hospital will be sensitive to her needs - chucking in lots of food into that little tummy - which is quite sensitive - (now I have forsaken cheese she is not so sick....) might well mean she will be sick and lose the benefit of not having to expend energy to get it in there. I am quite confident that, until such time as Victoria will breastfeed or suck properly from the haberman feeder the syringe and tube arrangement is by far the best for her.
Please praise the Lord, with me, for the excessive kindness and care of Viv. She has, over the past months, gone far above and beyond the call of duty and has provided invaluable practial advice and encouragement when I have most needed it. All that and flowers and dinners too! Pray that, just as the Lord blessed the midwives in Egypt in the time of Moses, the He would richly repay Viv.
The Warings arrive tomorow, Ron has gone to the dentist (he hopes to have the offending tooth pulled out!), Philip leaves Borneo on Thursday for the homeward journey and hopes to arrive at Heathrow on Sat. at 3pm. All being well, Ron will take the landrover and caravan on Sat. mng and I will, after collecting Philip, head for the camp on Sat evening. This is what we would like - but we are prepared to accept that our Loving Father might have a better plan...


  • At 1:20 PM, Anonymous Sue Perks said…

    We'll be praying that all goes well with the hospital visit, preparations for camp and Philip's homeward journey. Will Philip be able to help out with Victoria Lily or has he other commitments when he gets back? Sounds like David has been doing an excellent job in his absence.

    Love to you all,
    The Perks family

  • At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Ruth said…

    Hullo Tracy,

    So Philip's due back on Sat! Trust that'll be a blessing and a very happy reunion for you all and that if you do make it to camp it'll be happy and relaxing.

    Thank God for Victoria's weight gain! Hasn't Viv been a blessing? I couldn't agree more with your sentiments!

    You seem to havecaught some rather random comments today! Maybe they'll amuse you... I thought the anti-aging antiwrinkle one was quite a hoot!! Hardly your priority really as they might have worked out.

    Thank you for all the news, it's such a help for prayer nad to keep in touch.

    Love to you all, Ruth D

  • At 5:37 PM, Blogger sylenvia said…

    Sylvia and Len

    God is good, we were praying for Victoria all weekend as we had no news on your bloggspot. We will add her, you, and the whole family to our prayers at Christian Endeavour meeting tonight. Travelling mercies for Philip and you WILL go where God leads you.

    Viv, you will receive blessings abound for all you have done.

    All our love
    In His name

    Sylvia and Len


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