Hey everyone, I just read this facebook note that Caleb (Kim's husband) wrote. Praise the Lord... all good news, but please keep her recovery in your prayers!
I am getting ready to call it a day, but now without again thanking the powerful prayer support we have had today. It started about 4:00 AM this morning as of 30 min ago when I said good night to Kim has been a sustaining force to get us through. When there is more time we look forward to giving more details of the God stories, but I suffice to say we could not have done it with out all of you present (in Spirit & the flesh...) Cruz & I are getting ready to sleep up here in the NICU, Kimmie is still resting in recovery waiting to spend the night in the ICU. 18 units of blood is a lot to be transferred, the doctors had there work cut out for them, but they definitely had a extra sense of strength and wisdom when facing some pretty difficult circumstances.
The key points for now, is rest and recovery for Kimmie, with the extensive surgery it will be a while before her body can tolerate food and even water, yet her body craves (literally) water. It's so hard because you are so thirsty yet on fluids... The doctors are monitoring her continually and all encouraged by her progress.
For Cruz it is his breathing, he has made great strides today, he is off all breathing tools for the night, but to stay that way he needs to keep his breathing rate in the 60's not the 80-90's... He is all cleaned up and looking cute. I got to spend some timing holding him tonight and cherishing this new gift God has entrusted to us. He was born 9:05 AM, 5 lb 4 oz, 18" his name Cruz Judah Beller... Cruz meaning cross (Grace "Charis" hope and justice are all connected with) Judah for the lion of the tribe... We liked the chapter in Rev 5 where it speeks of the everyone being told to stop weeping because the lion of the tribe of judah, also the lamb that was slain... Was worthy,
We are so grateful to the UCI Irvine team. They battled today for kimmie many being instrumental in getting this far. Our primary Dr. Major has truly been a gift, we pray Gods continued blessing and strength as much was invested today (7:30 am - 2:30 pm) we have had so many people and doctors attending to us and Cruz, it couldn't have been better. I am going to try to get a few hours of rest before another day tomorrow, but as a dad & husband I can only tell you how privileged I am to have you all on my families team.