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

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Sat 13th of August

Lucy is home now. I just read her email sent yesterday in which she says that the lady, on whom we had pinned our hopes, at Guildford is making sounds like it WON’T be possible, after all, for Lucy to transfer. I am trying not to be discouraged and reminding myself that we have a Sovereign God who has immeasurable power (thanks, Ruth, for reminding me of that!!) and if He wants Lucy back at home, then He will make sure she gets here.

Last night was full of angst. The feeds all yesterday were very slow and time consuming . We did, in the end, manage to achieve the goal of just over 600mls for the day, thankfully. During the night I think I was having a taste of things to come. Victoria was not only not sucking (I just had to squeeze the syringe slowly and wait for her to swallow) but in the end she was unwilling to swallow. I settled for 60mls at 2.30 but she did do a bit better at 5.30am. I thought I would be having to take her to the hospital this morning because she had been so very UNawake all yesterday but she is perkier this morning. The 8.30 feed of 80mls still took 1 hour and 20 mins ( a rate of consumption of 1ml per hour!).

Prayer concerns are 1: Lucy and her transfer 2: Victoria and her weight – we really don’t want her to go backwards and would prefer for her to increase – she is weighed again on Wednesday. 3: the medication – the one of which she has to have 4mls is a real trial to her (and it is thick enough for her to push some of it out with her tongue…)

For next week we wait and see what the Lord has in store for us in terms of help but the freezer is, thankfully, well-stocked so we don’t have any worries on that account. Thanks also to all those who brought cakes and food this past week – it is not only of practical value but also is a tremendous reminder of the love of the Almighty Father who provides caring friends for us.


  • At 11:10 PM, Blogger Noel said…

    praying for your 3 requests and for those you haven't even requested but which the Holy Spirit already knows about.

  • At 2:02 PM, Blogger Tracy said…

    In spite of the time shown on the bottom of this message it really WASN'T 2 in the morning when I posted!

  • At 6:16 PM, Blogger Lucyvdb7 said…

    I've changed the time zone now.


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