Sara is in a coma. She suffered injury from being without oxygen. We also found out that she has a massive blood clot in her fontan tube. Nothing good to report. We are trying a drug called TPA tonight to disolve the clot but it is very risky. Steve gave her a blessing and now we can just pray. The doctors have told us it looks bleak but miracles do happen.
We love Sara so much. We also know that the Lord has a hand in what is going on with Sara. We are praying for a miracle and trusting that he knows better than we do. He is involved. Praying for peace and understanding. We are so grateful to be Sara's parents. What a privilege.
Thank you for your words of support. Please pray and fast for her if possible.
Back to singing to my baby- All of her favorites- I am a child of god, Away in a manger, teach me to walk in the light, jesus wants me for a sunbeam
Posted Jan 18, 2011 10:58pm
by Jenn Shay
Thinking of you often and continuing to pray on your family's behalf to our Heavenly Father. Wake up, Sleeping Beauty!
Jenn Shay (SMOM member)
Posted Jan 15, 2011 10:54pm
by Mary Lou Andrea
Melinda and Steve, you are in my prayers. I had the privilege of having Sara in the toddler group in sunday school and fell in love with her. She has a wonderful sweet soul. My prayers are with you.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 8:57pm
by Annalee Austin
Melinda---We will continue to pray for Sara---as well as you and the rest of your family. We love you.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 8:34pm
by Pam Hadfield
Our Prayers are with you.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 5:59pm
by Nancy Larson
I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!! We are continuing to pray for one! We love you!
Posted Jan 15, 2011 5:46pm
by Lori Hexberg
I was shocked to read about this! You are all in our prayers. I pray you are feeling the comfort of the Lord and that Sara will come out of this.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 5:17pm
by Natalie Affleck
We are so saddened to hear about Sara. We are praying for a miracle too. We know that she is in Lord's hands. He will be with her. Please let us know if we can help in any way.
Love, Natalie Affleck (ella's mom)
Posted Jan 15, 2011 4:48pm
by Courtney Blackwell
Sending lots of love to you and sweet Sara. We are singing songs, saying lots of prayers, and sending thoughts of strength for your wonderful little girl.
Courtney Blackwell - SMOMC
Posted Jan 15, 2011 3:46pm
by stephanie smith
Many positive thoughts and prayers for little Sara and you entire family.
Stephanie Smith (SMOMC)
Posted Jan 15, 2011 3:29pm
by Jenny Mason
We are so sad to hear your latest update. I have not stopped thinking about little Sara for the past few days. Your family is in our thoughts and we are praying for your miracle. Hang in there and trust in the Lords plan for Sara. We love you!
The Mason family
Posted Jan 15, 2011 3:21pm
by eileen mcgee
So, so, very sorry to hear all that little Sara has had to endure. We will be keeping Sara and your family in our prayers.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 2:54pm
by Mesia Kempton
Melinda, Give our love to your family. I'm sorry this has been such a trying time. We are thinking of you and hope and pray a miracle will happen for your sweet little spirit. Love, Kemptons
Posted Jan 15, 2011 2:22pm
by Lori Sokoloff
Thinking of you. Sara is in my thoughts and prayers. Lori
Posted Jan 15, 2011 2:19pm
by Jennifer Anderson
Melinda, you and your family are in my heart. We will be sending prayers and hugs to you all.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 1:24pm
by Dea Del Rosario
Melinda, I am praying that the Lord will hold both Sara's and your heart in his hands during this trying time. Dea
Posted Jan 15, 2011 12:39pm
by sondra hepburn
I'm thinking contantly about you and your family. I will also continue to pray and fast for you. Best wishes. Love Kaylee
Posted Jan 15, 2011 11:44am
by Candice Headley
Melinda sending you the warmest, biggest hugs!!! Praying for the Lords's grace to encircle Sara and lead her in the path her life is meant to take. May you all have the comfort of the Lord during this time of waiting. I pray the coma is a healing time for Sara.
Your Mother's heart knew something was going on last we spoke, I am praying for Sara...she is already a MIRACLE child and her life so precious.
Sending prayers and love your way Melinda
Posted Jan 15, 2011 11:30am
by Lee Ann Krueger
Hi Melinda. I'm a member of SMOMC and have thought about you since reading what your family is going through. I looked through your photo gallery and noticed Sara's huge smile, smiling even though she's in the hospital. Sara seems like a strong little girl and I'm praying for a miracle.
Lee Ann - SMOMC
Posted Jan 15, 2011 11:23am
by Summer Thacker
Little Sara has been in our family prayers. Thank you for being such an amazing example of strength, courage and faith. You are such strong parents. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do. XOXO
Posted Jan 15, 2011 11:03am
by Trisha Sullivan
We will continue to to say our prayers for Sara and your family.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 10:25am
by Rachel Westfall
Sara is so blessed to have such a loving, wonderful family. We will continue to pray for Sara and your family. Sending much love and hope your way.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 5:34am
by jen hahn
hi melinda....i'm a mom part of the SMOMC..so sorry for what you are going through. Prayers to you and your family. Your daughter is a fighter and will fight through this. like everybody else, let me know please if there is anything I can do to help.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 4:20am
by amber wormell
we are all thinking about you Sara and your wonderful family. You all have been in our thoughts and in our prayers. Big hugs from the Wormell's, and extra hugs from Brandon.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 3:41am
by c s
We are so sorry you guys are going through this. We are so impressed with your positive attitude and faith, you are such an example to us. What a lucky little lady Sara is to have you both as her parents!
If there is ANYTHING we can do from here----you just say the word.
Craig and Carly Streiff
Posted Jan 15, 2011 3:33am
by Taryn Bentley
So sorry to hear this news. We'll be praying for that miracle. And yes, it is a privilege. Sara is also so lucky to have been born into such a strong, loving family. We love you guys and will fast for Sara.
Love~ Taryn, Jarrod & family
Posted Jan 15, 2011 2:57am
by Tanya Bailey
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your precious girls.
Love, Tanya Bailey (smomc)
Posted Jan 15, 2011 2:47am
by Aimee Bowles
Oh Melinda, I am so sorry to hear this. Sara, you and your family are in our prayers. We will fast too. I can help with Cate and Anna, whatever you need. Hang in there.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 2:22am
by Valerie Smith
Melinda, you all have been in my thoughts and prayers all day. Will continute to pray for sweet Sara and for continued strength for you and your family.
Posted Jan 15, 2011 2:16am
by Debbie Savage
Sending lots of love to you and Sara and a prayer that a miracle will happen and the medicine will dissolve the clot and everything will turn our smoothly for Sara! Please let us know if there is anything we can do.