UPDATE 10/7/12 @ 11:49PM (CST)

(This was too long for Facebook, so here you go)

UPDATE (10/7/12 @ 11:40pm): [If you’re just tuning in, you can go to my Casey Cease timeline and scroll through the story. I’ll organize it better when I have a moment to spare.]

Abby is doing amazing. She is off all tubes except her IV line for antibiotics (since mom is sick) and a feeding tube. I had the chance to hold her 2 times today! Special thanks to Brittney Jackson for being a great nurse and taking good care of our baby. (And for letting me hold Abby without the foam thingie!)

They kept Steph asleep all day today. She needed the rest, and she is still on the ventilator. The plan is that they will start the weening process of taking her off of the ventilator early in the morning (between 4-5am), so I have come home to sleep for a few hours and will head back around 3:30 to be there for the entire process.

Please continue to pray for healing for Steph. Her lungs really have taken a beating from this pneumonia, and her body has been through a lot. Pray for a supernatural peace to be with her as she awakes. I’m so concerned that she will panic when she realizes she is no longer pregnant. For those of you who don’t know, she has had 4 miscarriages, a failed adoption, so Abby is a miracle baby in many ways. I’m praying that I will be able to quickly show her pictures and be able to talk her through the process. I am begging the Holy Spirit to comfort her and lead us through the process.

I am overwhelmed by the show of support from our friends Christ Community Church of Magnolia, Christ Church Brenham, and my local brothers in Acts 29 Network As well as many friends and family, both far and wide. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It means the world to me that you would walk with me through some of my darkest and most beautiful days. I continue to feel blessed by God, and blessed by you. Thank you.