Update 2 on Naomi ~ Day 3


Today is a day of victory. Naomi is resting. The doctors have put her into a phenobarb coma so that her little brain can rest. She is currently having no seizures. All of her vital signs are steady. Her lungs have improved. When I went in last night, with the EEG still hooked up I watched the screen as I spoke softly to her. The screen registered her brain activity, even when in her sedated state, at the sound of my voice. When she was having seizures, the EEG indicated that she may have brain damage. I don’t accept that. God is bigger than the word “severe”. I tried my own test again this morning, and this afternoon. All with similar responses. She is responsive to stimulus like pain (I overheard the nurses), and her pupils are contracting in a predictable manner (dependant upon the medicines in her system). Many have laid hands on her, annointing and speaking healing and life. Many have spoken specific scriptures over her. Many are believing with us. Naomi is there, and she is fighting. I intend to fight for her in the ways I can. There are currently churches and people all over the world praying for Naomi’s complete healing. Liberia. Sri Lanka. Here across the entire USA. Australia. The lead doctor has told us plainly that events occuring today and tomorrow are crucial. Please speak against any spirit of fear. Please pray for no swelling of her brain. The doctor has told us what he thinks. Then he said he is not a betting man, that he has seen miracles. I have too. We stand firm in faith that our creator is holding and comforting little Naomi right now, even as He prepares her body in healing. When we get past Tuesday we can plan a little further out. Today the goal is Tuesday. Many, many, many thanks for the prayers, words of encouragement and dogged determination of our fellow Christ followers from around the world. Help us. Keep fighting. The words of the righteous avail much.

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20 thoughts on “Update 2 on Naomi ~ Day 3

  1. Chris, I saw your tweet and clicked over here. I don’t know all the circumstances of Naomi’s near drowning, but we have been where you are — our son under water for at least ten minutes and doctors understandably giving us no hope. Like you, we understood the medical implications, but we knew God had the last word and we turned to Him, not demanding but simply believing that He would bring to pass the plans He had for Jacob’s life. Lazarus was in the tomb four days. Ten minutes is nothing to God.

    It was a long, very hard, very sanctifying journey, but Jacob slowly emerged from coma over the course of a year, and God touched thousands of lives through the process. That was fifteen years ago, and God is still bringing beauty out of it.

    I believe with you that Jesus is ministering to your Naomi right now, speaking peace to her. Jacob can’t remember what happened while he was in coma, but he emerged from it with remarkable, radiant faith that hasn’t wavered. Your baby is in Good Hands, and so are you.

    Praying for you. Aching with you. Grace and peace. So much grace and peace.

    Jeanne Damoff

  2. Chris and Wendy,
    Found out about Naomi today at church. Chris, I love what you deliver through your music and missed you at church. When I asked where you were, Debbie Mast told me about your little girl. She also led us in a special prayer as we held hands with tears of hope and belief that each day will get better. We love you so much and will continue praying and holding you all in our hearts.
    Pam and Walter Durr

  3. Going in for Naomi in prayer, Chris. Passing this on to my friends. God is able to accomplish the task. What is complex for us is simple for Him.

  4. Chris and Wendy:

    I BELIEVE – in miracles, in the power of prayer, in God’s healing power, in a complete recovery for Naomi – I BELIEVE – in strength for you and Wendy – brighter days are just ahead – I DO BELIEVE!

  5. Glory be to Thee, O Lord my God! I beg of Thee by Thy Name through which He Who is Thy Beauty hath been stablished upon the throne of Thy Cause, and by Thy Name through which Thou changest all things, and gatherest together all things, and callest to account all things, and rewardest all things, and preservest all things, and sustainest all things—I beg of Thee to guard this handmaiden who hath fled for refuge to Thee, and hath sought the shelter of Him in Whom Thou Thyself art manifest, and hath put her whole trust and confidence in Thee.

    She is sick, O my God, and hath entered beneath the shadow of the Tree of Thy healing; afflicted, and hath fled to the City of Thy protection; diseased, and hath sought the Fountainhead of Thy favors; sorely vexed, and hath hasted to attain the Wellspring of Thy tranquillity; burdened with sin, and hath set her face toward the court of Thy forgiveness.

    Attire her, by Thy sovereignty and Thy loving-kindness, O my God and my Beloved, with the raiment of Thy balm and Thy healing, and make her quaff of the cup of Thy mercy and Thy favors. Protect her, moreover, from every affliction and ailment, from all pain and sickness, and from whatsoever may be abhorrent unto Thee.

    Thou, in truth, art immensely exalted above all else except Thyself. Thou art, verily, the Healer, the All-Sufficing, the Preserver, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
    Bahá’u’lláh

  6. Our God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or even imagine, ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKS IN US. You have that power in you. USE IT. We’re standing with you and we are confessing what we know God’s will is and what His Word says. We love you!

  7. Thinking of you and your family from Canada. Praying for Naomi. And you. Saw your post about sympathy pain from last month. Feeling that with you today. The Lord be with you!

  8. I heard of your baby girl from a friend in SC. I wanted you to know that I am praying for you and your family, and especially Naomi. I’m also passing this prayer request onto prayer warriors here in GA. God’s peace be with each of you and His abundant healing be upon your precious child.

  9. Praying for all of you! God is taking care of Naomi. I’m also praying for better days. God is in control and has the final call. Take care.

  10. Hey Chris just want you and Wendy to know that we are praying with you and for you, continue to trust and believe God for Naomi’s healing…. Remember Man’s extremities is God’s opportunity.Love you guys, continue to be Encouraged.

  11. Chris, Wendy & Naomi,

    You are all in my prayers. I have been where you are in PICU in Cola but under different cirumstances. My heart aches for you but I know as a child of God you are in a great place you are surrounded by prayer, love and suppport. However, if there is anything I can bring you I will be happy too! One of the best gifts someone gave to us while we spent 3 weeks in the hospital, 9 days in PICU, was a basket full of snacks of me and a small note pad and paper. I would love to return the favor and bring the same items by to you if you would like. Call me anytime, because I do understand how you are feeling sitting by your child’s side while you waiting for healing and pray for no further setbacks.
    Hugs, Love & Prayers,
    Joyce Shreve

  12. We are praying and believing that the healing Naomi received when Jesus died on the cross for her will be manifested. Jesus said in Mark 11 “…But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. 24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. 25 But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.[f]”

    We believe that Naomi has received her healing and is therefore healed. Jesus is the name above all names.. above the name rain damage, above the name coma, above the name seizure. Keep believing and pursuing the healing and do not doubt. Resist the devil and he will flee. Our family will continue to pray and look forward to seeing her miraculous story unfold!

  13. Still lifting you and your precious Naomi in prayer… I KNOW Jesus is holding her and you every moment. Bless you.

  14. As a pediatric ICU nurse for 7 years, I have seen terrible tragedy. I hope that my sharing will strengthen your hope. No greater story of God’s power in healing sticks out in my mind more than a little boy, who had very severe brain trauma. His skull was shattered in over a hundred places. His brain was swelling. Doctors said he wouldn’t recover, and we nurses were given no reason to think differently. His brain was severely damaged. HOWEVER, his mother prayed over him without end. She never doubted that God would heal him. She saw little signs of life, little glimmers of hope, that we medical professionals dismissed. In our medical knowledge, we thought that IF he survived, his future and quality of life would be dim. Despite my own belief that God is the ultimate healer, I doubted. My medical knowledge told me that he would not recover. God is bigger than my medical knowledge, and I was thrilled to find out that he walked out of the hospital, a few months later! A newspaper article several months later spoke of his miraculous recovery. God was bigger than medicine. Keep praying. As a fellow believer and parent who can only imagine your heartache, I am joining you in lifting up your Naomi.

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