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Archive for November, 2016

Update on Baby Russell

From Karen Burns:

Russell’s picc line insert was a success.  He is now getting all blood draws and meds from this port, which will be much easier on his body.  He continues to have seizures that have been about twelve hours apart, but he just had one only nine hours apart, and there was only one not several.

Because of his breathing tube, he is beginning to swell.  It is an odd look, but we’ve been warned that it is coming.

He has an MRI scheduled for tomorrow, but will probably postpone it because of the seizures.  They have to remove the machine that tells them when the seizures are happening, and don’t want him in the MRI seizing and they don’t know about it.  They want him seizure free for 24 hours before doing the scan.  It will give them a very clear picture of what damage there might be and if the blood has been absorbed by the body.

It has been a pretty calm day, all in all.  Andrea has been able to nap some, which is good. The people from the base here in Little Rock have been coming out in droves.  We’ve had lunch brought to us (twice) and I think dinner just arrived.  Apparently, someone is bringing meals to us tomorrow and Friday, as well.

Thank you all for your prayers.  While Russell is still seizing, he is continuing to improve in other areas, and the seizures have actually decreased and aren’t lasting as long, as they had been.  

 

 

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Update on Baby Russell

Baby Russell Smith (Burns’ newest grandson) has been admitted to Little Rock Children’s Hospital, to which he was Care-Flighted.  There is no firm diagnosis as yet.  Megan Burns has returned to Paul’s sister’s home in Conway, AR, with the three older children, while Andrea stays with Russell.  Karen will fly down to Little Rock early tomorrow morning (Tuesday) to be with Andrea and the baby.  We will keep you updated as more information comes in.

Thank you for your continued prayers.

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Immediate Prayer Request

From Karen Burns:

Andrea (Burns) Smith and Megan Burns are traveling home from our Thanksgiving visit in Arkansas.  She just called me to say Russell, her one month old son, is lethargic, low fever and not eating.  She is at the hospital in Hot Springs and will stay there for observation.  Megan is at the hotel with the three older kids. Please pray for them.  Thank you.

Oh Father God, you know the cares, concerns, and needs of all your children.  We pray now for our little brother Russell that he would be healed of his sickness; we also pray for his mother Andrea that you would minister hope and peace and confidence to her in this time of distress; and we pray for Megan and the children who are waiting and worrying.  We ask for the blessing of your peace on all,  for your grace and mercy and healing extended, and for the comforting awareness of your sovereign presence at this time.  We praise you that we know you have heard and undertaken, for we pray in the precious and holy Name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

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Church Directory

From Anita Evanhoe:

The Christ Our Hope directory will be published after the members meeting and new vestry members are elected. If you want to make sure your information is in the directory or want to correct anything please get with Anita Evanhoe at verbalchild@gmail.com, or 937.623.2570. Thank you.

 

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We are putting together a Christmas package for one of our members, Elyse Burns, who is serving the Lord as a teacher in Taiwan.  If you would like to send Elyse a Christmas card or even a small gift, please bring it to the church this coming weekend, December 3 or 4.  Shipping costs are high so it will be good stewardship to include everything in one package.  Small gift item suggestions include 1)  anything Reese’s; 2) candles (nostalgic scents — Christmas, Winter, Spring, etc.) 3) Bath and Body Works scents Japanese Cherry Blossom and Sensual Amber; 4) Christmas cards.  We just want her to know that her parish family loves and misses her. Many thanks.

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Prayer Request — Laura Truax

 

Our 14 year old daughter Laura has been cleared to undergo an eight hour surgery to correct severe scoliosis. Laura’s operation date is set for Tuesday November 29th. The surgeons will fuse all but the bottom two vertebra and install two titanium rods. She will be in the hospital, UC West Chester, Ohio, for 7 – 5 days. She will stay home from school for up to 6 weeks. Which amounts to missing the last three weeks of school before Christmas break. She should be able to go back to school soon after Christmas Break. She will no longer be able to play any contact sports. She will have to have the operation again in her mid to late thirties. Please extend my thanks on behalf of Jennifer and our family to our diocese for all their prayer and ask them to continue to pray for Laura, our family, and a successful surgery.  I will send a update as soon as we know the outcome.
On behalf of Jennifer and myself,

Fr. David Truax, Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church

truaxjsm@gmal.com

 

 

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Bulletin for November 26/27

Attached is the bulletin for this weekend — the 1st Sunday in Advent.  advent-1

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