Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Hey everyone! Sorry we missed a day! Lincoln is doing well...he actually has had a pretty decent 48 hours. Yesterday we hit 3 huge milestones! 1 - The Dr's had done another echocardiogram on him and found that his cardiac function and pressures have improved so they are saying "hold off on going back in to make any adjustments for now." 2 - He was able to be weaned off one of his heart medication called Epinephrine all the way. 3 - His vitals and his urine output have been great! If he keeps making these steps forward he should be transferred out of the CTU back down to the NICU before to that is the prayer! Keep moving forward! Pray that as they try to wean off his other meds and make adjustments on the ventilator, Lincoln responds positively and becomes more stable. Keep praying that his little heart band is tight enough and the coarchtation stays open wide. Ben & Rachel Dhillon surprised us with a visit and of course the crazy youth pastor had to be funny in the picture. Kristen and I got to bathe Lincoln last night before we left the hospital. Kristen got a picture of me in the action. If you look at his face, a lot of his swelling has gone down due to him loosing the fluid by peeing...see, God answers prayer! So the plan for today remains the same...keep him comfortable, wean medication, watch and pray! We love you all and talk to you soon!


Anonymous said...

Josh and Kristen,
Praising God for such great news. Every step forward is a true blessing. We all serve such a Great Physician who knows what He is doing! The is no guess work, research or trials. Praise the Lord!!!
I have continued to pray for you guys and the rest of the family for strength and endurance. Thank you for keeping us posted. I check the site 3-4 times a day to see if there are any updates.
"The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down" (From Ps 145).
God Bless, Valerie Maurin

Linda Posthumus said...

Great news guys!
These are huge praises and answers to all our prayers. God is soooooooo good! God is good ALL the time! To me these are huge steps forward! It makes me smile. Continuing to pray for Lincoln and also good sleep and physical strength for both of you.
Love you guys,

Anonymous said...

The anticipation and wait was definitely worth it! Thank you for sharing the details of the last amazing day for little Lincoln. Can't wait to make my own special picture with him.

Auntie Heather

Anonymous said...

Josh and Kristen,
We are praying for little Lincoln! Thank you so much for posting all the details so we know what specifically to pray for. I can't wait till we get to see Lincoln face to face.

Love you guys,
Chet and Amy

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Danielle Bohr said...

Hi guys,

Danielle here! So happy to hear about little Lincoln! Praise God that He is answering our prayers with a "yes". Lincoln's pictures look great! He's so cute! Is that curly hair? Love you guys and look forward to each of your updates and all the pictures!
Have a great day!
Love ,
Danielle Bohr

Chad Posthumus said...

Josh and Kristen

Hey Hey
I check this site almost hourly to see what's going on in Little Lincoln's life, as well as yours.
Praise God for all this good news!
We're continuously praying for your whole family. I can't wait to see that little guys face in person. Love you All

Chad Posthumus

JOSH.....Happy Belated Father's Day

Aaron Family said...

When I read the new info, it made me smile. So so glad he's doing so much better. I've had some restless nights lately and everytime I wake up, you three are on my mind. I'm constantly offering up prayers for you guys, in the middle of the night and during the day. Lincoln looks really good in the pictures, even better than last weekend. His swelling has improved and his color looks much better. What great news! Glad you got to give him a bath. What a blessing!


Aunt Donna from Oregon said...

Hi Josh and Kristen,

Praise the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness in Lincoln's little body! I rejoice with you and send big hugs and love to each of you and your family. Please give little Lincoln a kiss from Aunt Donna and lots of love. I look forward to the day when I will be able to see all of you and get a chance to hold Lincoln. It's neat that you had a chance to bathe him and be part of his routine. God is soooooooooo Good! I will continue to pray and have others do so as well. They will be thrilled at this news.

God's blessings to you as you continue in this great adventure with our Awesome God.

I love you,

Aunt Donna :-) Eph. 3:20

Anonymous said...

I was wondering what was going on (but I know you are busy too :-)! Like many others, I check Lincoln's blog to see how the Lord is strengthening his health! PTL for the good news! You are all such proof that the Lord sustains in times of trouble. What a wonderful witness to those lives you come into contact with throughout your don't know how many (including me!) who you are ministering too. God Bless you all!


The Bergmans said...

Josh and Kristen,

PRAISE THE LORD!!! So glad to get the new update. I look on this site many times throughout the day in anticipation of good news. Thank you so much for keeping us all so well informed. We are so happy to be praying for you and seeing God's mighty hand working in little Lincoln's life. I'll be praying that you guys can get some good rest I'm sure you could use it. We love you, Jocie

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys,

What a great update. We are se excited, and anxiously hoping to get down there in the next couple of weeks. Julie and I can't wait to see this amazing little boy.
Keep in touch, and we will continue to pray for Lincoln's continued recovery and comfort.

Love you guys
John, Julie and Alyssa Taylor.