From Lynette, Today at 10:27am
We are crawling into bed tonight with sad and heavy hearts. One of the mother's we have become close to in the ICU lost her five month old little girl today. The mother is an 18 year old young women named Ning who we have grown to love. Her daughter had some serious issues with her little heart. This morning I sat and talked with Ning for about an hour. She was so excited because a bed finally opened up for her baby to move to a hospital in Chiang Mai where her daughter would be able to get surgery that she needed.
This afternoon in route to Chiang Mai we got a phone call that they didn't make it to Chiang Mai before the baby died. They had run out of oxygen, and in the process of switching oxygen sources the baby started crashing...the nurses gave emergency medications and CPR but were unable to revive her.
We spent this evening at the morgue with them as they bathed, powdered, and dressed her and wept with Ning and her mother.
Jesus...I know you are here in the midst of all of this pain...but can you please come a little closer? Please surround Ning and her mother tonight as they crawl into bed and weep themselves to sleep. Be with the other families with babies in the ICU who are hurting. Be near us...be all around us...give us your peace.
Give Olive a peaceful night of sleep.