Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tears and Hope

One of my little buddies from the NICU received some sad news this week. Miss Skylar Elizabeth was officially diagnosed as being deaf, a complication from being a "micro-premie" at birth. You can read her brave Mom's post about receiving the news from Children's Hospital here. Sky's on a journey now to get hearing aids and ultimately a cochlear implant.

Please say some extra prayers today for Skylar and her Mom, Tharen.


  1. Sky, we love you! You're the cutest baby to ever wear a tutu! We will continue to pray for you and your Mama. I wish the NICU journey was already over for you. Yet we are SO thankful that you're alive and weighing in at over 7 pounds. May the Lord bless you, and keep you, and make his face shine upon you, cutie pie!

  2. 'Will pray! This may be of no comfort to her at this point, but I've met deaf people that actually said they wouldn't have it any other way. They loved their lives, their community, and their language. They were so proud of themselves and what they were able to accomplish. So inspiring!

  3. Oh bless her. One thing after another for this sweet family. Thanks for keeping us up to date and will pray for Skyler.

  4. I have a friend who's daughter had to receive cochlear implants - and everything is now going fine for the spunky five year old. We'll be praying for health and the Lord's comfort.

  5. Oh, poor thing! More to bear....
    We have a dear friend in town whose son is deaf. Has some amazing (expensive!!) hearing devices and can now be just like all the other boys (he's about 11 now).

    I will pray!!