Monday, November 11, 2013


About 370,000 babies are born every day worldwide.  11,000 of those babies are born in the U.S. And yet, this one baby had captured the hearts and practically every waking thought of our entire family.  

Leah was born on Thursday evening to my niece Jess in Kansas, 6 lbs. 1 oz.  She is the first grandchild for my brother.  Jess' mom was in the delivery room with her, my brother in the hospital waiting room, great-grandma on her way from out of state.  I was checking my phone for updates every 3.5 seconds (And I wasn't annoying to EVERYONE who was within earshot).  She was a greatly anticipated gift we were all anxiously waiting for.  She arrived in the usual way, had 10 fingers and 10 toes and lots of dark hair, just like her beautiful momma.

She needed a little oxygen, her color wasn't good and by morning, she had pneumonia.  I.V. antibiotics were administered and all seemed well.  Miss Leah's color had improved and she was responding to the treatment.  Then the seizures started.  She was Lifewatched to Wesley hospital in Wichita where they have the specialized care and equipment for her.  A spinal tap on Saturday and an EEG on Sunday was part of the plan to find out what is going on in that tiny body.  

We are all beside ourselves with worry, as you can imagine.   

So if you are a person who prays, I would ask that you take just a moment to pray for our Leah.  We are praying unceasingly.

November 11, 2013     Daylight  6 hrs. 40 min. 51 sec.   Temp. H 18/ L 0°F


  1. Toni, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in Alaska and Kansas. We will continue to pray for sweet Leah. Love and blessings to your family.


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