Wednesday, December 14, 2011

An unexpected visit to the ICU

It's with a heavy heart that I share Alex is in the pediatric ICU at Children's.  The typical upper respiratory infection that she is so vulnerable to this time of year attacked quick and hard this time and she needs a lot of support and help to fight it off.   She is currently sedated and on a ventilator to help with adequate oxygenation and ventilation. She is stabilized and has a team of amazing doctors and nurses caring for her around the clock. 

Everything has happened so fast and Jimmy and I are still taking it all in.  In this difficult time we ask for your prayers and pray that Alex will be lifted up to God for healing and strength. 

As Cat reminded me last night she is a fighter and our little princess warrior will overcome this illness. In spite of the worst case scenarios always being presented as possibilities, we have faith that God will comfort our little angel and carry her through this. 
   

15 comments:

volleykat18 said...

We love you guys. We will pray for Alex and that God remove any ailments and allow Himself to move through her creating perfect health and happiness here on earth with her family. Please don't hesitate if you need anything. She IS a fighter. Xoxo

Nic said...

Thanks Kat. I appreciate your support and love =)

Dill Family said...

Bummer! At least you know and are loved by everyone there! Prayers for your whole family and for healing! Hugs!

Jeanine said...

Prayers and hugs. Wishing you an early Christmas gift!!

selvrbett said...

I pray God hears everyones prayers and brings her back home where she is so dearly love. I love you guys. Aunt Betty

Anonymous said...

Jimmy and Nicole
We also send lots of love and prayers to you and your family! I am glad Alex is in good hands. Hopefully they will help in the fight to get her back to cute healthy Alex. if you ever need to talk I am always her for you.
Amber D. Billings MT

Wendy Engholm said...

Hi. So sorry to hear about Alex! She is my little ray of sunshine everyday when she gets on my bus (tuesday - Friday)! I think she is an amazing little girl and from what I see has an amazing family. Know that I am saying a special little prayer for her and hope that she gets well soon! I will keep updated from your blog in which I LOVE!!!

Wendy
Bus driver - Route 23

Stacey Chavez said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Alex! I am her bus monitor that takes her home from school and let me tell you, the whole 10 mins she is on the bus she makes me laugh, smile, and giggle with her! Wendy and I ENJOY having such a precious little girl and are blessed to have her on our route! I will pray for my little Alex and hope that she gets well soon! We sure do miss her a lot and if you guys need anything, please let Wendy and I Know! God Bless You and Your Family!

Stacey Chavez
Bus Monitor RT #23

Lee Ann and Joe Diffee said...

Jim and Nicole I pray that our little angel get well soon. Sending prayers your way and from GrGrma Gordon too. Alex is a fighter and she will win this fight to. Love to all and give Alex and Ryan Big Hugs and Kisses from Grma E and Grpa too.

yonderkat said...

Lots of prayers and love from the eatons. It's scary and sad to hear, may strength and faith pull you all through this trying time.

Deborah Paiva said...

Our prayers are with you all.
I pray that God will send his team of healing angels to heal Alex. I am also sending a prayer up for Nicole and Jimmy for strength.
Deborah Paiva

Anonymous said...

I hope Alex is better this morning. Tell her Nana loves her and give her a big hug for me.
Love,
Nana Carol

Anonymous said...

Alex and the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. She is an incredible little girl with enormous strength- just like her mom.

Let me know if there is anything I can do for you- Jenny Brelsford

Susan said...

Alan, Caleb, and I still follow your blog. We are sending up prayers for Alex and your family. We hope she makes a speedy recovery!

Lauren said...

Wish we could hug you in person! Sending you love and praying for you.