Friday, July 10, 2009

Little Man is tired...

The past few hours with Gray man has been a real roller coaster. He almost went to be with Kinsey. His breathing got pretty labored and his heart rate dropped low enough that it wouldn't register on his monitor. His mom and I held him tight, told him we loved him and that it was ok for him to go see Kinsey. All the family came in and gave him kisses goodbye. Lots of tears were shed. Everyone left the three of us in our bedroom and we just laid together.

It seems Grayson really wants to get another monkey though. After a few hours of cuddling him and praying over him he is doing a little better. His breathing is not as labored and his heart rate has been stable for an hour or so. He does have some fever; 101.2. Some of the blankets came off and Gray got to show off his pipes and his sexy legs. I told his Aunt Wanda the only difference in his chicken legs and mine is hair!

It's about bed time, but we won't be getting much sleep. Please pray for the little man. Hopefully there will be good news in the morning and another monkey picture at 1208.

35 comments:

Carrie Gray said...

I'm praying for you all. This has been such an emtional day. Grayson needs more monkeys! He's has not near completed his collections. Praying for you constantly. Praying that 1208 we'll be having a happy 4th day party!

Janes said...

Praying for you all RIGHT NOW - I just read your story and it thrilled and broke my heart.
We lost our 4th baby, Sarah, shortly after birth 5 years ago to a "fluke". Our 6th will be induced July 20th at UAMS so we can be near Childrens - there are "unspecified problems" and trisomy suspicions.
We know how your hearts feel and will continually be lifting you up in prayer.
Bill & Rebecca Janes
Rogers
Psalm 138

Anonymous said...

I am following another blog that directed me to your blog, asking for prayers for you and your little Grayson. What a heartwrenching story! And yet I felt so much love in reading about the two of you. How blessed Kinsey is to be loved by you, and now Grayson, again loved unconditionally. I love the birthday idea, and what a blessing you are to be Grayson's parents and show him what real love is.

Anonymous said...

I'm another one you do not know who has been deeply touched by precious Grayson's story. I am in awe of your gracious generosity in sharing your baby boy with everyone. He is certainly making a difference in this world. Praying for him, for Kinsey, and for his beautiful Mom and Dad, with a lot of love.
karen

Kristi Thompson said...

Janes... if you need anything or there is anyway we can help please let us know. There are some wonderful Drs at UAMS. I worked there for over 2 years and my wife works there now. She was at Childrens for a couple of years before that. We know lots of folks in the medical community. Please let us know if we can help you. Email me at s2krn@yahoo.com if needed.

KathyL. said...

I commented earlier...I wish I could help you somehow...My sister lost a full term baby girl, our Cassidy, the day before she was born. My sister went through labor and when it was over, I gave her and her husband a moment alone with Cassie, and when I walked out in that hall, there (it seemed to me anyway) there was every nurse in the hospital waiting outside to hold us. Sometimes I wonder if I dreamed that, but I KNOW I felt the love. I'm hoping you are feeling the love tonight and everynight and am glad Grayson has you both and all your family. Every child should be so lucky.

Amy Moody said...

Hey Kristi- I have been following your facebook updates and blog and thinking of you and Taylor and Grayson frequently. I pray for you all every night and that you can have a million memories with your son. He is absolutely precious- I love his little nose! I can just picture you snuggling him up. You are a wonderful mother and girl you look fantastic for just having had a baby- your joy is palpable in the pictures- what a blessing he is :)

mrosev14 said...

I can't wait to see that 1208 monkey picture, he is in my prayers. You guys are in my prayers. I hope to see that picture...

NDBurke said...

Praying for you all tonight. God Bless you sweet little Grayson.

Dana Hollingsworth Shoudy said...

I have been following your blog through another... and I just want you to know me and my family in Knoxville, Tn are praying for you! Grayson is such a joy to look at. I read a couple times a day, and I feel in some way I know you! I can only imagine what you guys are going through and have been through, just know there are people out there that care and are thinking about you everyday!! I hope to being reading monkey posts everyday for quite a while! You are in my prayers!

Dana Shoudy
Knoxville, Tn

Heidi said...

a friend of mine posted a link to your blog on facebook and i came to see your story. i have chills right now as i write to you and i want you to know i am praying with everyone else for you and your sweet boy. I can relate to you story with Kinsey Grace, i lost my first baby Emily at term after an uneventful pregnancy twelve years ago last october. I am so proud of you and your faith and the fact that you are totally trusting and depending on God for answers one day, and the strength you need now to continue. You have touched my heart. If you have not already seen i there is a beautiful book by Linda Deymaz, called "mommy please don't cry" that i always try to pass to parents with babies in Heaven. also if you want a sont to add to your playlist "hello, goodbye" by michael w. smith. anyway i dont want to take anymore of your precious time right now but i couldn't leave without letting you know that I think what you are doing here to honor your little ones is wonderful. Infant loss is something people don't think much about until it touches them personally and then no one really know how to help or what to say. You and your family will remain in my prayers.
Romans 8:28

Kimberly said...

Praying for each of you tonight.

Kristi J said...

My prayers are with you and little Grayson, through this night and the time to come. How hard this must be, but thank goodness for a loving God who is carrying you through.

lizzysue said...

I love your family (You two, Grayson, and Kinsey)so much. Ya'll are so beautiful. I have been keeping my husband, parents and brothers up to date on everything and they are keeping you in their prayers. You know that you are in my prayers every time I bow my head. Little man Grayson and Kinsey have touched my life as much as there mama and daddy have. I love ya'll and send warm strong huggs and many prayers.

Amanda said...

I was directed here by another blog. My heart has been so burdened for your family. I have been lifting your sweet baby up in prayer constantly, and I will continue to do so.

Your family is so brave and strong. I know that the Lord will protect you through this.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10
"But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

God's grace far outweighs anything we can or will ever go through in life. I pray His mercy, His grace, and His love over this entire situation... and that you feel a sustaining peace that can only come from Him. In your darkest hours, I pray that you feel God's love in such an overwhelming and complete way.

Rest in the fact that many people are on their knees tonight for your sweet boy!

Happy 3rd birthday, Gray Man! :)

Amanda said...

That should say "Happy 3rd Day Birthday" :) But I also pray for a happy 3rd birthday as well!

TheLinFamily said...

I have been following your blog for about a week now. My heart goes out to your family. I am so happy Grayson got to come home and I am praying for him tonight. I am also praying for you as you continue to love him each second he has. I truly admire your strength to let Grayson's time here on earth be nothing but peaceful and full of love. Blessings,
a fellow blogger

Rebecca said...

I'm up so late - and I'm praying so hard that you were able to give Grayson a 4th monkey as it is well passed 12:08.

Praying for you all!

Anonymous said...

Kristi and Taylor,
I will be praying for the three of you. Grayson has the most amazing parents any little guy could ask for.
Misty Crone

Anonymous said...

I found your blog thru "Waiting for Happy". Sending lots of positive energy your way all teh way from Bangalore, India

Many Hugs

Anonymous said...

Praying right now! Thank you for sharing your story. Your little man is touching so many lives.

Lisa in NC

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you guys. I am at a loss of words to express my joy and also my sorrow for all your family has gone through and is currently experiencing. I just lift you up to God. Hope to see the happy 4th day pics.

Tina Ennis

Kelly said...

So glad you are getting time with Grayson. I'm praying for you right now.

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog after reading another. I am so happy to hear Grayson is doing good! I will pray extra hard for him to be doing great!!! I love the monkey's and I really do think Grayson will fight extra hard to get all those monkeys!


Kiley in MO.

Jusika said...

I found your site from Kelly's Korner and I wanted to let you know you and your family are in my prayers.

Stephanie said...

Praying for you and Gray man!!!!!!

RN and OSHP said...

I am a former NICU nurse from Ohio. I am praying for your family! Love the name Grayson...I have a Grayson too.

Laura said...

You are such a beautiful family and example of such strength and courage. Thank you for sharing Grayson with us...what a precious, sweet baby. We continue to pray for your family in Michigan...you all have shared more love together as a family in these few days than many people do in their entire lives!

c r y s t a l said...

Taylor, thank you for sharing the link to the blog with me in your last email. I will most definitely be coming to check on how Grayson is doing. I read through all of the posts. You and Kristi are amazing and have touched my life in a profound way. I am so grateful to Dr. Wendel for making it possible for our paths to cross. I continue to pray for you, Kristi, and Grayson every day.

Tammy518 said...

I just read that your precious baby boy was born a few days ago. What a great idea that you're celebrating a birthday every day. Grayson is so lucky to have wonderful parents like you, and an angel big sister to watch over him. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

dg darling said...

Praying for you all...

TheSooner7 said...

I have been following for only a short time, but completely caught up on your blog today, reading everything. I just wanted to let you know that your faith is amazing and we are praying for you and your family. God be with you.

natalie said...

Praying, praying, praying.

Hokie Grandma said...

We are sending prayers from central Virginia. God is holding all of you tightly in His arms. We pray you are feing His comfort.

Shannon Ryan said...

I'm glad little Grayson is still hanging in there.. what a strong little fighter! Big hugs to your family. Can't wait to see Grayson's new monkey in a couple hours!