Zion is 4 months old today and needs your prayers

It has been on my to do list to write my next blog since I’ve been way overdue updating everyone. We have had so many great things happening lately and I wanted to share all of them with the world. However, today, as Zion turns 4 months old, my priorities have changed.

This post is just to request urgent prayer. Zion has had some ups and downs with his oxygen requirements the past couple weeks. But last night he began having another scary episode like he had a few weeks back. His coloring hasn’t looked good. He’s been upset a lot. His oxygen requirement has gone back up to 100% since early yesterday. And his heart rate was really high (210s).

Yet again he had a fully battery of tests last night to try to uncover what’s wrong. They gave him blood last night to help his body oxygenate better (since he’s maxed out on the vent), and about 15 min after the blood began to infuse, Zion spiked a fever. The blood was immediately stopped and sent out to be tested since Zion had such an immediate reaction. So from that point on Zion also has battled high fevers (which are still going on this morning). It seems like an onslaught against our boy.

They called me first thing this morning to let me know he still wasn’t looking well and they have started yet another course of antibiotics. Our sweetie needs to be covered in prayer today. I know the enemy wants us to doubt at a time like this, when everything seems to be going wrong. Bout Jesus is and has been our peace and our calm. And we will continue to trust in God’s plan for Zion. We will go see him soon and will plan to simply stay present in today and be grateful for all the ways God has blessed Zion at this four month milestone.

So the prayer request is for Zion to be healed of this illness in Jesus name. Thank you all for abiding with Zion and loving him so much!

The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

– Proverbs 18:10

PS – Omaha has been officially approved! This is great news. However with Zion not being stable, he will not be able to be transferred. So we are hoping for him to recover soon so that he can safely travel to Omaha for his heart surgery.

But not our will, may the Lord’s will be done.

3 thoughts on “Zion is 4 months old today and needs your prayers

  1. My heart breaks for this little man’s suffering, and for the suffering of the two of you (George and Devon) as you patiently and wholeheartedly walk with the Lord, trusting Him to carry you through. Only Jesus has the kind of strength we need in these horrid storms of life. Thank you for sharing your heart with those of us who will pray with you through this painful storm.

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  2. On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 7:22 AM Fearfully and Wonderfully ZION wrote:

    > dcoutouzis posted: “It has been on my to do list to write my next blog > since I’ve been way overdue updating everyone. We have had so many great > things happening lately and I wanted to share all of them with the world. > However, today, as Zion turns 4 months old, my priorities” >

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