Friday, April 24, 2009

What's missing from these pictures???

What's missing???




Is there something missing???




What's missing you ask???




OXYGEN AND NASAL CANNULA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Today was a monumental day for Jacob Elliot Tuley, our miracle child. This is the first day of (hopefully the rest of...) Jacob's life that he is breathing all on his own. Words can not express the feelings that Jeff and I had this morning as the doctors said that they wanted to give Jacob a try of breathing on his own. For over 5 months of our pregnancy we grieved and prepared ourselves as best we could for what the doctors had told us at our 20 week ultrasound, that Jacob would never be able to breathe. We spent nights in the NICU holding our breath, "living on the edge" and not knowing if Jacob would ever make it through. We told ourselves time and time again that we didn't think God was going to give us our miracle, not that He couldn't, but we just didn't want to get our hopes up. And yet here we are, by the grace of God, watching Jacob breathe without ANY support. It is with such joyful tears that we say, God is giving us the "glorious impossible!"


Please pray for Jacob, that God will breathe into him and give Jacob the strength he needs to continue breathing without support. Early on, when Jacob was very critical the doctors said, "IF you go home, you'll go home with oxygen." How we would love to prove them wrong! Go Jacob, Go.


We ask God to shower blessing after blessing on all of you for earnestly praying for Jacob's recovery. It is without a doubt the reason we are still here. It is our prayer that you have become closer to God through this journey, that you have seen God at work , and that your relationship with the Almighty will only become stronger. Glory to God for he is good!


P.S. Thanks to Cousin Stacy for making the AWESOME blue crocheted blanket for Jacob (in the pictures above). Stacy, that's amazing work! We love you!

15 comments:

  1. BEST...PICTURES...EVER!!!! besides, he doesn't need a nasal cannula and tape to cover up his super cute face!

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  2. Amazing, amazing, amazing! Yay for answered prayers!

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  3. I cried when I read this. I am soooo happy for you guys and for Jacob. I pray that he continues to remain oxygen free. :-) I really feel like all the CDH babies are a part of my family. I ask my Max to watch out for Jacob every day when I talk to him. YAY!
    Ash

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  4. Praise be to God!! Jacob is a miracle baby and his journey has brought me closer to my Lord!! Thank you for sharing him with us all and for sharing your faith, strength and courage. Thank you Jacob for being a strong figher. I will continue to pray for you to grow stronger and stronger and that you have complete healing. I love your new pictures, you are beautiful! God is good!!

    Sissy

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  5. i am crying...AGAIN! our god is an awesome god :) i am so happy for you guys.

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  6. Lord, thank you!
    Holly (Angie's mom)

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  7. Yea Jacob and most of all Thank You! God

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  8. This is so amazing...each time you update lately it makes me think "morning, by morning new mercies I see..." The Lord is working an amazing thing in your family. Your faith has been and will continue to be rewarded!

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  9. I agree with some of the previous comments. The most awesome picture by far!!! WHOOO HOOO!!! That is awesome! We continue to pray that Jacob's breathing is easy and that this journey of his life is merely the beginning of a great story!!! Thank you for continuing to share with so many of us who haven't met you in person!!! God is AWESOME! His power and abilities are amazing!!
    In Him,
    Jessica Cook

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  10. THANK YOU LORD!! What an amazing picture of little Jacob!! He's just such a blessing!! I'm sooo excited for you guys...yet another BIG step to coming home! YAY!!! Our GOD is just sooo AMAZING!!! :)

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  11. this is just fantastic!! what a wonderful testament of faith he will always be for our wonderful God!!

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  12. praise God for that HANDSOME, face!! what a precious miracle jacob is.

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  13. Hello there Tuley family!! This is a student from David Lipscomb Middle School. I just wanted to say that I am so happy to see Jacob doing so well. I first heard about your son some months ago when one of my teachers asked our class to pray for him. Since then I have been praying for your family on my knees every single night. I had to say today how wonderful it is to see him without those tubes! Anyway, I'll always be praying for you all, and praise be to our Father! :)

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  14. WOO-HOO!!! Living, BREATHING miracle! (and awfully cute, to boot).

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  15. This is so exciting, Susan and I are so thankful for your faith.

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