Hi everyone, this is Laura, Stef's friend. I just got off the phone with her. She asked me to come on her blog and let everyone know how the babies are doing. I was taking notes as she was talking so I could keep it all straight. So here goes--
Diezel and Daizey would have died within about a week if they had not arrived there. Currently they are wearing newborn diapers which are too big on them. They could not sit up or even move their own bodies as of yesterday, but are making some improvements today. They are starting to move a little on their own today. Daizey is getting better but she has huge sores on the back of her head. They are big open wounds. Her entire mouth all the way down her throat is infected with green sores. She is only weighing about 7 or 8 pounds. Diezel weighs a tiny more at about 9 lbs. However he has terrible diarrhea right now (going every hour), and is not keeping anything in him. They are eating which is good, but not keeping much down. Adam and Steffany are going to be taking them to the hospital tomorrow. It was around 2am there, so in the morning their time they will take them to the hospital.
She said they look like any National Geographic photo we've seen of starving children in Africa...it breaks the heart. Adam and Steffany are holding up and so grateful that they are there in time to get them the help they need. Diezel has a sweet spirit and Daizey won't let Steffany put her down. She gives her a mad look if she tries to and moans/whimpers at Stef to pick her back up.
Their embassy appointment is on Thursday and Stef would like to try to fly out with them early on Friday if their bodies are strong enough to handle the flight. She'd like to get them home to get all the medical attention they need as soon as possible.
We only talked for a brief couple of minutes...she just wanted me to get this on the blog so everyone can be crying out to God for their babies. Please pray that they would continue to gain strength and keep food in their bodies. Pray that they will gain the strength necessary to make the flight to America. And if they are to come home early that all of the details will come together for that. Please also pray for Steffany and Adam's hearts as they care for their precious new babies. Each and every time the Holy Spirit brings them to our minds let's stop what we are doing and pray for them...day and night. Let's keep them completely covered in prayer and wait expectantly for the Lord to work in miraculous ways in the precious little lives of Diezel and Daizey. Thank you for joining together in prayer on their behalf!