Miracle Baby Prayer Blog

This blog has been created so that we can pray as a body of believers for the tiny miracles of this world. We ask that if you are praying for any of the babies listed here that you would leave a comment so their mommies and daddies can see you praying!

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Madison was born at 38 weeks and we thought she was perfect just like our other 4 children, little did we know what God had in store for us. Madison was born on January 28th, 2010. She spent a week in the hospital receiving phototherapy for newborn jaundice. On day 7 of treatment the nurses noticed that she was breathing very fast. During a chest x-ray to check her lungs the doctor saw that Madison's organs were in her body backwards and her heart was mis-shaped. We were refered to a Pediactric Cardiologist at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. We had the elders of our church pray over Madison. Four days later when we saw the Cardiologist we were told that her heart and her organs were found exactly where they needed to be, but that she had at least two congential heart defects. The worse of the two was a Coarctation of the Aorta (or narrowing of the aorta) on the descending part of her aorta. When Madison was 7 weeks old she entered Congestive Heart Failure and she was admitted to the hospital to have heart surgery. A wonderful doctor and team of nurses removed almost a half inch of Madison's aorta, saving her life. After her surgery at our next cardiology appointment we were told that Madion's heart had been damaged by working so hard to get blood through the narrowing in her aorta. She now has 4 different areas of concern that we are watching and waiting to see what happens. Please pray that God will heal her heart and aorta of all defects and that she will begin to grow and have a normal life.

Thank you, and you can find more of Madison's story at www.carepages.com/madisonsmessages or my blog http://jessthemomtolots.blogspot.com/ I appriciate any and all prayer for sweet Madison.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cayden and Baby

We are in need of some prayers. My grandson Townsend Cayden,,, who we call Cayden, was born with clubbed feet July 19 2008 and went through surgeries, casting and corrective shoes and bar in his first year of life. He is now 20 months and has had 4 fractures and is being referred to Shriners Hospital in Montreal, Canada for the diagnoses of OI. My daughter is pregnant with her second baby and is about to have her ultrasound soon and is so worried about the new baby too. Please list Cayden and his new Brother or Sister? on your site for prayers. Their little family has gone through so much already and still are unsure of the future.


Cayden's blog : www.ourboycayden.blogspot.com

Monday, February 15, 2010

Rachel Knox

I am 17 1/2 weeks pregnant with our first baby. We found out yesterday that her little feet are clubbed. We are asking for prayer that God will heal her feet while she is still in the womb. We are also asking for prayer that nothing else is/will be wrong. We have to go back for another ultrasound in five weeks. How wonderful it would be to find out that her feet are growing perfectly normally and that everything else is all right. Thank you for your prayers.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Graham Asher Ladner

Graham was born week before last and got to go home from the hospital on Tuesday. He stopped eating on Wednesday, but the dr. said it was a bacterial infection. On Thursday, they noticed something was seriously wrong, so they took Graham to the hospital only to find that he had a blood clot in his small intestine. They had to do emergency surgery and remove 60% of his small intestine. He is in NICU right now in Washington, D.C.. They DO anticipate for him to survive this, but it is truly a day-to-day thing. They have installed a colostomy bag for the time being because they had to disconnect his large intestine from the small, and the small intestine from the rest of his body in order to remove the dead portion. Right now, they are anticipating this to be a 3-4 month healing process, most of which will be spent in the hospital.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Brayden Dowdney

My daughter, Kelli and husband David Dowdney - carrollton TX - were chosen to be adoptive parents of twin boys to have been born in December.
They delivered early Sept 19, one baby boy did not survive. Brayden is the in Cook's NICU. Birth weight of 2.3, now upto 3.3
Their journey in this with all the potential and real problems are on their blogspot, link below.

UPDATE 11/04/09


We just got home from an evening with Brayden and it was an amazing night..best we have had! He was awake and just looking and sucking (like a little piglet which all the nurses are saying is a GREAT sign) and snugglin! He took all his feeds with no problems and is completely off oxygen, regulating his own body temp, and SUCKING HIS THUMB! Man, God's creation is beautiful.

UPDATE 11/21/09 (from Facebook posts)

Kelli Overton Dowdney Spent the morning with Brayden! He's up to 5 lbs 3 oz! Getting big. Brain sono showed the same, maybe one more concerning area but couldn't confirm. I just know that God's glory will reign through his life and that he is ours! Everthing else beyond that is part of the journey! We are so very very thankful and blessed that Brayden is ours! In our eyes...he is perfect!!
David Dowdney Brayden's Sonogram showed the same cyst he had, plus a new one and one other that could be a cyst. So, all in all it wasn't the news we wanted to hear, but we know Jesus is in control. It appears the skin-on-skin care Kel and I have been giving is working, and he is gaining weight even with all his other complications
David Dowdney We won't know what these cysts mean until his brain fully develops and he tries to walk/talk/sit up/etc and those things will help us know where he is. Please continue to pray for him and his situation, and for us to rely on the peace of Jesus that can help us along

UPDATE 1/03/2010
Brayden was released from Cook's Dec. 8. He is thriving.........last week's weight 7.4.
Only pressing complication is a double hernia...consultation Dec. 29, surgery imminent.
None of the dire medical predictions have come to pass - seizures, blindness, muscle control, etc.
He was released with no prescriptions, taking his Similac formula every three ounces and loving his mommy and daddy.
We know God's hand has already moved over our little boy, and anticipate more as the miracle of Brayden continues.
THANK YOU FOR THE PRAYERS! May God's good blessings be upon each of you.0


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Braden Matthew Skiles

Braeden Matthew was born at 11:25am on Sunday, September 13th to Matthew and Shannon Skiles. He was 5 pounds 12 ounces and is currently 5 pounds 16 ounces. He has been in NICU due to some fluid on his lungs and is having trouble keeping his oxygen levels where they should be.

Please pray that God would heal his lungs and help him to begin to breath well on his own.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Kelci and Kaitlyn

Twin girls, Kelci Diane and Kaitlyn Marie were born to Pete and Marci Durrett in late July, weighing 3 pounds 6 oz and 3 pounds 5 oz. They were over two months early, so they were taken to NICU immediately. They discovered yesterday that both girls have a heart murmur.

Last week the parents were allowed to come up and "room in" with the babies. But the babies had to be taken back to NICU. They keep forgetting to breath, so, obviously this is a HUGE concern.

Please pray that God would heal these two little girls and would give their families peace.