Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Pictures of Grace

My Dad's Ring can go all the way up her arm and leg!

Proud Papa holding his little gal. She is hooked up to lots of things...but she is one good sport.

We were able to put this cute polka-dot bow in her hair. I've wanted to do that since we found out we were having a girl. :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

An Update on Gracie Larue

Firstly, let me express that miracles have taken place in our lives and in little Grace because of the faith, prayers, and tenderness shown by so many of you. We are so humbled by the goodness in people, and the powerful prayers that have caused blessings to come down up Grace and our family in the last 11 days.

Grace is doing so well. I cannot believe how wonderful the results have been on some pretty scary tests. She was expected to have holes in her heart...but the tests came back negative. She has a healthy and fine heart! Because of the blood transfusions and how small she is, she was expected to have brain bleeding, but those tests--so far--have come back clear and healthy. Her little brain is just fine! Her white blood cell count was dangerously low, almost non-existent, and through the fasting and prayers of our precious family and friends she now is RIGHT where she needs to be. It truly is a big tender mercy.

She is getting weaned from her ventilator a little more every day. We hope to have her off of it soon, but she is having a few problems maintaining pressure in her lungs. She is very small and will just need to learn how to do this on her own before we can move her to a different breathing machine.

Grace is a fighter and we love her so much. One of the nurses nicknamed her Gracie Larue because she wanted her to be named Suanne Larue {after her own name and a mixture of her daughters' names}. It is a cute and silly name that is kind of sticking over there. :) She is our Christmas Angel and we are so blessed that she is here, alive, with us!

{She can be swaddled now because she pulled her huge IV out of her arm and they didn't need to put it back in yet.}

Saturday, December 10, 2011


"...Divine means of help or strength, given through the bounteous mercy and love of Jesus Christ...."

Grace Crandall
December 4th, 2011
8:21 pm
1 lb. 13 ounces
13 1/2 inches long