The night of Calvin’s birthday, my sister-in-law’s blood pressure was high. The day before there was protein in her urine. Many of you already know what this means: pre-eclampsia. My SIL, Claire, also has GD. We took her to L&D where she was monitored for 3 hour, and told that she has mild pre-e. Since then, her blood pressure has stayed up. The baby, Nathalia, isn’t due until the end of the month. My BIL, Micah, is out of the country worried and unable to be by their side.
Will you join us in prayer?
Below is a prayer request my my brother-in-law sent out this morning.
I am asking that you not only send up your prayers, thoughts, positive energy, but also to comment, so I can let them know that they are being lifted up. Prayer is powerful. Knowing that you are prayed for is even more healing.
Brothers and Sisters:
I am writing in request of prayer for my unborn daughter and the love of my life Claire. Claire was recently diagnosed with Pre-eclampsia which is a rare but serious pregnancy related complication. Basically her blood pressure and kidneys are being effected and this could also harm the baby. I am asking that you would commit yourselves to earnest prayer for my family. There is nothing conclusive, and to date Claire and the baby’s health are seemingly well. Nathalia is healthy and has been confirmed on ultrasound as of now. The doctors are wanting to induce Nathalia at 38 weeks, which is 2 weeks away. We are racing against the clock and hoping that Claire can endure this long without any complications. This disease though has the potential for things that would harm them both, and it scares me that I am not immediately by her side to comfort her. Although to claire’s objection, depending on the severity and doctor’s recommendation I may be coming home to be with her and momentarily discontinue my work for the time being. Please pray for the strength that we would believe that even in the case of such, God will provide for us in any circumstance, both in need of our physical health and financial needs. Please pray that God would bless Claire with the love and peace of the Spirit and remind her the comfort and the knowledge that the peace God can give. All of this and dealing with gestational diabetes is very overwhelming for claire and she has displayed nothing more than extraordinary tolerance. Everyone though, has their limitations, so please pray that God will continue to strengthen her.
There are many births that are pre-eclamptic that proceed unremarkable, but as in anything we want to give it to Lord. So please pray that God will reveal his will to us through these trials and that we may boast in only our weaknesses so that Christ’s power is made perfect in our lives. It will be a challenging road for us as future parents, but I think the first steps start here, on our knees. May God be with us all. I love you each dearly.
Please feel free to pass this along to anyone whom you feel will be faithful to pray. For according to his promises, “the prayer of the righteous man availeth much.”