Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday night

Today was a good, quiet day....just what we needed!
Thomas was resting and comfortable. He is continuing to make steady progress, and we are thankful!
It looks like they may close his chest in the morning, so I wanted to make sure and ask for prayers for that tonight! We have been warned that sometimes babies have a "slump" after chest closure, so hopefully we can ward that off :)

Here are our prayer always, we can't thank you enough for praying for Thomas!!
-pray that chest closure will go smoothly, and that he will tolerate it well
-pray that his wound will stay free from infection
-please continue to pray for his kidney function and urine output so that swelling will continue to improve
-please continue to pray for his colon- that xrays will remain clear
-pray that he will not develop a chylothorax (thanks to our awesome nurse Amanda for giving me possible upcoming complications to start praying about!)
-pray for Jada- Thomas's neighbor in the ICU....she is a beautiful baby girl who had surgery on Monday as well (different diagnosis). She has the sweetest parents! Pray for healing for her, and that she will continue to make progress!

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.  When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. (2 Cor 1:4 NLT)

Thank you to all of our "comforters" who have been praying for us and encouraging us!!!


  1. Thanks for the update and for the specific prayer needs for Thomas. Thomas looks adorable with his slippers...I agree they are happy feet! Love to all!
    Gene, win, Asher and Kate

  2. Dr. Behm~
    Continuing to pray for all of your request & for strength for you & TJ. Glad y'all had a quiet & restful day! Prayers also for Jada! Mr. Warrior Thomas is doing so great & I know God is watching over him each & every day...& hoping y'all can feel all of the prayers coming your way from Savannah!
    Much Love & God Bless~
    Caroline, Stuart & Jack Edwards

  3. more prayers are on their way from savannah. You are in our thoughts and prayers continuously. Hope you have a great night and he has a great night and if he has surgery tomorrow, that it will be smooth easy and uneventful. Love, the stones

  4. Melissa and TJ,
    Jusin, Abbi, Damian, and I have been praying for your little miracle Thomas. I know even though Uncle David hasn't met his nephew yet he sure has tugged at his heart strings. He was teary eyed giving me the update the other day. We will continue to be prayer warriors and yall stay strong. Love, Jennifer, Justin, Abbi, & Damian Drew

  5. Prayers from the Cantrell family. Those are some sweet little feet!
    Erin, Buddy, & Mason Cantrell

  6. Many prayers for a successful and safe surgery with a speedy recovery

  7. Thinking about you every hour every day. Karen (Behm) and Sarah were here tonight and we happily read your latest update. We are praying that all goes well with closing up Thomas's chest. God Bless his little life.
    Karen Gates

  8. Thanks for the specificity of your requests. It really helps. God knows, but it helps to know what is on your heart. Praying...

    Tracy Hays

  9. Shelia Turner,RN @ The Birthplace( Baptist Easley)
    Praying everyday for Thomas and your family. Keep your faith and God will see you through.

  10. Thanks so much for all the updates, we check this blog
    all the time. Baby Thomas is often in our thoughts and prayers
    as well as the Mommy and Daddy! We will keep praying!
    The Moyers- Sean, Denise, Chloe and Blake :)

  11. Hey Behms!! So grateful today was so much better than yesterday. I know that the world stable was music to your ears, rather than tenuous. God loves to show Who He is and who we are not. He is continuing to heal and to comfort. And how selfless it is to ask for prayer for Thomas' bunkmate. We will be praying for closure and a healing of his chest. May there be no complications and no deformity. Love, The Kirbys

  12. Praying for a restful night for you all. If they are able to do the closure of Thomas' chest tomorrow I pray it goes smoothly. Continue to tinkle lots little man & lets get that swelling gone so mommy can check it off her list (she's a list maker your mommy) & if she could just check one thing off I think she could breathe a little better. Stay germ free & keep them happy feet covered :) We are praying for little Jada too. We hope she gets well soon too.
    Much Love & Prayers~~~~The Boone Family