Friday, September 7, 2007

Urgent Prayer Request for Katelyn Grace

For those of you who don't know, Katelyn Grace is my precious 7-month-old baby sister who has Down syndrome. This post was originally posted on my family's blog, The Name Fitz.

I wish I had time to go into both the long and short of everything now, but the short of it all will have to do for the present.

After having an EEG (electroencephalogram) a couple of weeks ago, Katelyn Grace was diagnosed with partial seizure disorder, and is having seizures several times a day.

We have several very specific prayer requests:

1. That the Lord would completely take away Katelyn Grace's seizures, either miraculously or through the doctors we're working with.

2. That the Lord would give Mom and Dad wisdom as they're making major decisions about Katelyn Grace's medical treatments.

3. That the Lord would strengthen Mom, especially, as she's struggling with having to watch Katelyn Grace suffer through these seizures.

4. That the Lord would lead us to the right doctors.

5. That the Lord would work through the unsaved doctors we're seeing.

6. That the Lord would grant special wisdom to the Christian doctors who are helping Katleyn Grace.

Please copy this post and post it on your own blog, or just publish a link to this post. Please share this prayer request with your family, friends, and church. We are trying to get as many people praying for Katelyn Grace as possible.

Please, please commit to pray for Katelyn Grace every day. If you can do this, please let us know by leaving a comment. Mom would be greatly encouraged to know how many people are praying for Katelyn Grace.

Thank you so much everyone!

Lauren for the whole family

Matthew 18:19 - Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

John 14:13 - And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.


Rob, Jenny and Baby William said...

I linked to your blog from another site. I wanted to let you know that I will be praying for your sister and your family.


Lauren said...

Thank you so very much Jenny. It's so amazing to think of all the people we've never even met who are praying for Katelyn Grace!

Thank you,

hannah said...

I came over from Meredith's blog (Striving to Serve at Home). My family will be sure to keep your prayer requests in mind!

Also, congratulations on your engagement.

Lauren said...

Oh, thank you so much Hannah! Please tell your family thank you!

Thanks for your congratulations!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! : )

Anonymous said...

I found your blog randomly. I'll certainly pray for your sister and family. Blessings from New Zealand

Meredith said...

Hello Lauren!

Please keep us posted on Katelyn's progress. It's so neat how blogs connect all of these different people and allow us to all join your family in prayer for your precious sister!