Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pray for Baby Enoch

Our third child, Enoch Wayne Taylor, was born on February 4th. He was 6 lbs. 13 oz. and 17 ½ inches long.

We named him after the prophet Enoch in the Old Testament as a reminder that he should walk with God throughout his life. “And Enoch walked with God.” (Genesis 5:24) And after his grandfathers, Wayne Taylor and Michael Wayne Brackett, as a reminder that the blessings he enjoys today have come as a result of the efforts and sacrifices of those who have gone before him and as a reminder of his goodly heritage. “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.” (Psalms 16:6)

Enoch had been doing fantastic and was sleeping and eating well until Monday night when he got sick with a fever and pain over his whole body. We took him to the doctor Tuesday morning and he was admitted to the hospital. The initial thought was meningitis but the test of the spinal fluid came back clear. Last night his body began to swell. They have run additional tests and the pediatric infectious disease doctor current diagnosis is a Group B streptococcal (group B strep) infection which will require treatment of two weeks of antibiotics via IV.

WebMD says, “Group B streptococcal (group B strep) infection is a serious bacterial infection that is a leading cause of death and disability in newborns. In the 1970s, about half of newborns with group B strep infection died. Today, due to early recognition and aggressive treatment of the infection, far fewer cases end in death. An infection of the fluid or tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) could occur in the early or late stage. Newborns thought to be infected with group B strep need medical care right away, as the infection can be deadly.”

I am writing to ask for your help. You will please include baby Enoch Taylor is your prayers. Please pray that his pain will be eased and that he will be healed.

“And the prayer of faith shall save the sick . . . and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
(James 5:15-16, KGV)

“All things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
(Matthew 21:22, KGV)

“By prayer and supplication . . . let your requests be made known unto God.”
(Philippians 4:6, KGV)