Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rhys needs your prayers desperately

Rhys is not doing well. His oxygen saturation has been yo-yoing all day. Any time he is touched he rapidly declines and slowly crawls back up again. He was put back on the oscillator around noon and he doesn't like it. He began protesting against it and is now heavily sedated (read paralyzed) and is on a morphine drip. He has about 8 pumps pumping different drugs for this and that. He underwent another head ultrasound and it revealed a grade 3 brain bleed. Rhys is in desperate need of a miracle from God. Please pray for God to heal Rhys' lungs and brain. Candice and I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support, it is what is keeping us going.

19 comments:

Brian said...

You have our prayers and support. And our hope. Hang in there, Rhys!

Dean said...

I work with Josh Myers and he informed us of your heartbreaking situation. I have three grandkids one only a month old, so this really breaks my heart & I will be praying for all of you, especially little RHYS. God Bless all of you!

Dean Cromwell

Kathy said...

Sending you love and encouragment. A baby can be perfectly normal even with a brain bleed. Fight with God's power the overwhelming despair that is trying to capture you. Do not give up but keep sending your petitions to the Lord begging Him for the life of Rhys.
Lord Jesus, Come quickly and bring relief for Rhys. Heal him with your touch. Infuse his parents with peace and hope and the knowledge that you are in control-you can take any situation and turn it around.
You are able Lord Jesus. Show us your great miracles, wonders, and signs.
Standing with you.
Sending you love and hugs.
Blessings,
Kathy Kolkhorst

Pachar Family said...

Hold on to your faith in God. Little Rhys CAN be healed. I love you all and am constantly praying for God to heal that precious body. Candice and Cody, you two are exceptional parents and Rhys is fighting because of the love you have given him. Fight Rhys, fight!
Kelli

Angie and Jason said...

You have our prayers. Stay strong if you can. You have our support. We are cheering on baby Rhys! God... please give this family strength. Come on Rhys!! We are pulling for you, little man!!

aunt suzanne said...

Ir's so hard. Codice, God can do what He says he can do. Lean in closely and listen to God's sweet whispers of encouragement in your ear. Listen to His powerful message of hope. You have a terrific team of dr.'s and that's a good thing; but, you also have a mighty band of prayer warriors pounding the doors of Heaven. We will willingly bloody our knee's as we humbly bow before Lord Jesus Christ and BELIEVE in the miracle He can perform.
GOD CAN DO WHAT HE SAYS HE CAN DO!!!

mgoodwin said...

"For with God nothing will be impossible." Luke 1:37
Hang in there guys - our God is a God of miracles and special graces! We are praying for healing and strength now more than ever. Fight Rhys! I love you all!

Mary

Tim said...

Know that even though we can't be there in person, we are all here for your little man in spirit. You will be in our hopeful thoughts until he is safely home. We are now your extended family, and we love you dearly. Come on, Rhys!

Tim and Debi

Kim said...

I'm thinking and praying for you all. You all are in so many people's thoughts and prayers. We're going to help you through this!

Crystal M said...

Candice & Cody - you have a united front of prayer warriors petitioning God for mercy for you both and healing for Rhys. We have to truly believe in the miracles God has shown. You are in both mine and Josh's thoughts and prayers constantly. Your strength is a true testament to us all. Fight Rhys - we love you very much! Love you -

Crystal, Josh & Colton

Mimi said...

I heard about your sweet baby the long way around, through many forwards and blogs, and I just wanted to add my prayers to the many others I know you have. I will also add Rhys site to my blog at www.studyingtogetherning.com and request prayers for him -- and for you -- there.

May God bless you and keep you in the comfort of his loving hand.

Edwina Lewis

Patty&Keith said...

We continue to pray for Rhys and the rest of your family. Rhys is a fighter so he will continue to fight, especially with God behind him!
Lots of love,
Patty & Keith

Monty said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. The chain of prayers that are coming your way is hugh and continue to grow each minute. May God Bless you and your little Rhys.
Our Love and Prayers
Monty and Edgar Eshbach

Rebecca said...

I have you in my prayers and will put your names in my Church's prayer book.

With much love and small hugs
~Becky Cruz

Erin said...

You don't know me, but I heard about little Rhys from my sister who knows a friend of your's, Rachel. I can't even imagine what your family is going through, but I can promise that Rhys will be in my prayers throughout the day, as well as you and your family. I will also forward this to many people so that Rhys can have as many prayers as possible. I am so sorry about Rhys twin, and I pray that God will bring you comfort and strength during this very hard time. In Christian love, Erin

Jennie said...

Come on Rhys....stay strong, there are so many people waiting to meet you.

bran1005 said...

In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. -Psalms 138:3 (KJV)

Try to stay strong C&C. Rhys, hang in there buddy!

Love you all & blessings,
Bran

MHogden78 said...

hey Candice...I know it's been a really long time, but I wanted to send my thoughts a prayers to you and your family as you are going through the roughest battle you will ever face....keep your faith in GOD and he will see you through the darkness....love, Misty Hogden & family

Missy said...

I received an email from 3 different people today with your story and I'm definitely saying many prayers for little Rhys. What a small world though; Cody, we went to high school together!

May God bless and comfort you during this trying time.

-Missy (Schmidt) Locklear