Posted by: Bo | April 28, 2008

To Pee or not to Pee……

We continue to believe in the power of prayer.  Thank you ALL for this!  Everyday we are humbled by your faith and support.  There is no other way to explain it.  Early this morning we were told by the Dr “if Elizabeth does not pee in the next 24-48 hours she is not going to make it.” Elizabeth, if you remember did not have any measurable fluid for the last 3 weeks she was in mom.  Therefore she had not been using her bladder or kidneys and they were not as developed as a normal 25 week old would be.  Regardless and miraculously, she finally started to pee today!  That means that while her renal functions are not where they need to be, they are working.

The Marys are struggling with their 25 week birth, on top of which they are still struggling with the effects of ttts.  Both of them have different struggles.  One minute they are worried about Ellen and the next it’s Elizabeth.  The nurses in the NICU cannot take their eyes off of them and the doctors are constantly regulating and adjusting and accessing.  Looks like we have traded one roller coaster for another. There’s only one way to ride………prayerfully.

The bottom picture is Ellen holding mom’s finger. The top picture is Elizabeth wearing dad’s ring

Thank you for your comments and prayers! Love Bo and Stacy




  1. Way to go Elizabeth!!! Still praying and praying and praying!!! Lenaira

  2. Thank you for the continued updates. I’m so glad to hear this news. I ditto Lenaira…we’re still praying and praying and praying.

  3. way to go girls..we are praying for you..and all seem to be the Memorare and Hail Mary.
    Our Blessed Mother is with you and her namesakes…Bo ans stacy we are praying for you and all your children
    Susanne, Kent, Grace and Kent

  4. Yeah! The power of prayer is remarkable

  5. Bo, Thanks for the great reflection on Job on Saturday. Even when you are not here, you (St. Mark) are evangelizing!

    “I waited, waited for the Lord:
    who bent down and heard my cry,
    Drew me out of my pit of destruction,
    out of the mud of my swamp,
    Set my feet upon rock,
    steadied my steps.
    And put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn to our God.
    Many shall look on in awe
    and they shall trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40

  6. Praise God! We can give thanks and petition for more miracles. Stacy and Bo you are witnesses to God’s love. Thanks for the pictures.

  7. Your babies are amazing!!! I never would have thought we would be rejoicing over urine output!
    We continue to pray daily for your family.
    John & Clare Geiger and family

  8. Wow – this news is the best news of the day for sure! Those girls have a serious will to live — what little fighters! Thank you for keeping us constantly updated — as we think of you every second of the day. We’re ALL praying!!!

    Love you,
    Allison and John Nelson

  9. Bo & Stacy – thank you for sharing your beautiful babies with us. Way to go Elizabeth! Ellen, keep your grip on mom. Our constant prayers are with you.

    Curt, Elle, Lizzy, Jacob & Emma

  10. Oh Lord, we lift our voices in praise and thanksgiving for the gift of life for these wonderful inspirations of hope in our lives. We have gathered together as one community of Christ united in prayer to lift these babies up as a special request to you to help us all witness your eternal love for us on earth. We have seen your miraculous grace sent to bless these babies, their parents, brothers, sister, grandparents, family and friends.

    They have drawn us together to pray, to recognize You, our Lord, as our hope and our salvation. May you continue to bless this family and help all of us continue to model the faith and trust that they have taught us through the past weeks. In this we give Thanks and Praise to you, our Loving Father. Amen!

  11. We were so happy that Stacy was patchd through to the 1st Holy Communion Mass on Sunday afternoon!

    As we prayed for the Discernment of Team 9 in the Adoration Chapel, alot of prayers were being sent westward, and to God’s ear.

    Your community of friends in faith is amazing!

    All of our love & prayers!

    The Solomons

  12. You are in my prayers and on my hearts every day. Thank you for the updates and daily reminders of the power of prayer! I pray that you claim the strength that is yours to embrace for yourselves and your beautiful children, especially Ellen and Elizabeth!

    Thanks to God for the good news that continues to come and thanks to you for bringing our circle of love even tighter!


  13. Stacy & Bo, your girls are so beautiful!!! I love the pictures!!! It’s so true what they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. I am so happy to hear the good news. we have been thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers.

    We love you!
    Chris and Regina

  14. Thank you for the pictures! We told Joey’s teacher to let the class know that the girls were born. I am sure that they will be amazed when they see your beautiful girls. This will be a good lesson on God’s miracles for the class this week. I pray that they continue to fight, there are so many people that love them. Looks like they are already famous over 18,000 hits!! It’s amazing how the word of God spreads so quickly. Saying more prayers…

    Love you! Joseph, Lauren, Shelby, Joey, Alan, Grant and Lillian

  15. The pictures are even more gorgeous than the first! I am sure it is great to be able to touch the girls and for them to feel your love for them. I have never prayed so hard for a child to pee their bed! Thank you for being such a great witness to God’s work in our lives. We can’t even get close to feeling what you two are experiencing, but thank you for allowing us to witness it all and keeping this blog updated. I find myself checking several times a day and was so happy there was an update when I got home from CRHP last night. We all continue to pray for more miracles!
    Hugs to all of you! Heather, Mike, Lauren and Connor

  16. Bless the Lord my soul;
    all my being, bless thy holy name!
    Bless the Lord, my soul;
    do not forget the gifts of God,
    who pardons all your sins,
    heals all your ills,
    delivers life from the pit,
    surrounds you with Love & Compassion,
    fills your days with good things:
    your youth is renewed like the eagle’s…
    Psalms 103

    they are beautiful…..

  17. More Mass Intentions & Prayers today. Storming the Heavens. Praying for Baptism & Life!

  18. Bless the Lord, my soul;
    all my being, bless his Holy name!
    Bless the Lord, my soul;
    do not forget all the gifts of God,
    Who pardons all your sins,
    heals your ills,
    delivers life from the pit,
    surrounds you with love & compassion,
    fills your days with blessings;
    your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
    Psalms 103

    Peace, Grace & Love…
    Steve & Patti Brownback

  19. Psalms 103
    Praise of Divine Goodness

    peace and love,
    steve & patti

  20. Who knew I would ever be sending up so many prayers for pee! This is the best news!!!! It’s amazing the strength in such tiny, fragile, beautiful little girls. It is also amazing how much love surrounds your entire family through the thoughtful prayers and loving concern of so many people. It is truly inspiring to watch each little miracle unfold every day. We are praying for the girls constantly and won’t stop until they are home with you.
    All our love,
    Brad and Brandy

  21. You are in our thoughts and prayers DAILY. The Pearls are huge believers in the power of prayer. Hang in there!
    Much love,
    Jim and Marilyn Pearl

  22. So beautiful and precious – congratulations on your 2 miracles of life. We will pray for their continued fight. Hope you and Stacy are doing well, stay strong.
    Megan, Travis & Canon

  23. We have been thinking of you and praying for you nonstop. So glad to see the update as well as the pictures. So tiny. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.
    Leslie, Shaun and Rylie Croaker

  24. Praying daily for your precious baby girls and three older precious children! I know that this is a trying time for all of you. Hold on and keep your eyes fixed on the ONE who is in control of it all. Your faith is beautiful — keep leaning on God.

    “Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6


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