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May 25, 2018
In November the Lord blessed Steve and Charline with another child who’s expected arrival would be on July 20, 2018. As weeks and months progressed into Charline’s pregnancy there were complications after complications but God answered prayers and kept Gideon alive and growing. On May 2nd Charline’s water broke and was put on bedrest in the hospital. Everyone was hopeful that Charline would maintain her pregnancy on bedrest until Gideon was 34 weeks gestation but God had a different plan. On May 7th due to an infection that progressed quickly Gideon Jacob Oommen was born at 29 weeks and 3 days at 4:15am weighing 1 pound 14oz. Gideon didn’t come out crying or breathing but with little support from the NICU team Gideon took his first breath. The timing of Gideon’s entrance into this world was not what anyone excepted or prayed for but God answered the prayer of life for Gideon. Gideon may be small but he is a Mighty Little Warrior who as captured all our hearts.
As Gideon is in the NICU please pray: - His organs will develop normally - He will be free of infection - He will be able to maintain his feeds - He will gain weight - His lungs will develop where he does not need any breathing support - He will be able to maintain his temperature without any assistance. - He will learn how to feed orally quickly - His prematurity won’t have any lasting effects - Even though an anticipate NICU stay is for another 10 weeks that Gideon will thrive, grow, and develop quickly so that he can come home to his family. - Please pray Jeremiah, he loves his baby brother and is so proud to be Gideon’s big brother. During this time there is so much uncertainty for Jeremiah and its a lot for him to understand. - Please pray for Steve and Charline as they enter this unexpected season with a child in the hospital. - Please pray for Charline as she is recovering from the C-section and infection.