I received this message from my friend Jen a few moments ago. I do not know the people mentioned in the message, but I know the fear and desperate-ness that comes with hearing of something being wrong with your baby. Will you please join with me in praying for Lisa and her family, and most of all their precious unborn child.
Here is the message I got from Jen:
I am writing you because I know you will pray and motivate others to pray. My sister-in-law's sister is named Lisa. She is 14 weeks and was measuring large... they thought she might have twins so got an ultrasound today. Here's the note from my dear sis-in-law:
"Well, as some of you know, Lisa is pregnant...14 weeks, and was measuring big, so she had an ultrasound today. There is only one baby and there is a problem with the baby. It has gastroschisis, a condition where the intestines are outside of the body. I have not had a chance to read up on it all...I have just talked to her for awhile. It looks like it is operable right after birth and it looks like the chances of the baby surviving the procedure are good, it is all just so hard for Lisa to take in right now. Please pray for my sister and for her little one. (we still don't know for sure what it is...but she will be having another ultrasound in a few weeks) They need to make sure the umbilical cord and the intestines are not intertwined. I will share more info as I get some. Thanks for all of your prayers for my sister."
Thank you for praying fervently my friend.
Okay, so here is some info I found on gastroschisis
Thanks everyone. much love. ~amanda
I read this the other night, and claimed it for my own...now Lord we proclaim this passage over Lisa's unborn son/daughter. Father YOU ALONE are God and YOU ALONE have plans and purposes laid out.
Isaiah 54:11-17 (The Message)
"Afflicted city, storm-battered, unpitied:
I'm about to rebuild you with stones of turquoise,
Lay your foundations with sapphires,
construct your towers with rubies,
Your gates with jewels,
and all your walls with precious stones.
All your children will have God for their teacher—
what a mentor for your children!
You'll be built solid, grounded in righteousness,
far from any trouble—nothing to fear!
far from terror—it won't even come close!
If anyone attacks you,
don't for a moment suppose that I sent them,
And if any should attack,
nothing will come of it.
I create the blacksmith
who fires up his forge
and makes a weapon designed to kill.
I also create the destroyer—
but no weapon that can hurt you has ever been forged.
Any accuser who takes you to court
will be dismissed as a liar.
This is what God's servants can expect.
I'll see to it that everything works out for the best."