Tuesday, I went to Little Rock. Bobby and Jessica were scheduled to have their new baby Wednesday Morning. So, I drove up Tuesday afternoon and spent the night with Brian Dollar and his family. Thanks Brian and Cherith for your hospitality!
Jessica had the baby about 2:50 yesterday afternoon. Peyton Lee Hearnsberger came into the world weighing in at 8 pounds 4 ounces.
All babies are miracles. However, Peyton is especially a miracle. The doctors said months ago that Peyton would not even make it into the world. They said he had no stomach, that his heart was turned around backwards and that he would have down syndrome. The family, friends and Cornerstone have been praying. Other pre-natal tests showed that the stomach was there and that Peyton would not have Down Syndrome. His heart has progressively gotten better. At one of their last appointments, the doctors told them that he would have to have surgery right after he was born or he wouldn't make it.
They took him yesterday to a Children's Hospital for tests. I got to see him in the NICU at about 8:45 last night. He looks healthy, is breathing on his own and was resting peacefully. They will run more tests today. There are some problems with his heart.....in one of the chambers and a blockage in an artery. The heart is beating good and the doctors are now saying that it isn't necessary for them to rush him into surgery now. He still may have to have surgery, but we are believing that God is going to heal him.
We have already seen the miraculous with Peyton. Now, we are believing that he will be completely healthy. Please Pray for Peyton.