I’ve worn a lot of hats in my brief life and recently, I’ve added another: that of uncle. This post is dedicated to new life. Coen James was born to my brother David and his wife, Brittany. He was born this last Saturday night, November 5th in Matthews, NC.
Unfortunately, Coen’s first 48 hours were interrupted when his parents noticed an irregular movement. Instead of the typical outward spasms that newborns are famous for, Coen’s whole body would tighten up. After the nurses noticed this, he was moved to the nursery for monitoring. It was then observed that his oxygen levels dropped during these movements. He was having seizures. Coen was transported to the NICU at Presbyterian Main in Charlotte, where he resides to this moment.
So here we are 4 days into Coen’s life. It’s a difficult conundrum to celebrate and hurt at the same time. If you have faith in Christ and believe He hears you in prayer, lift up baby Coen. He is still in the NICU undergoing tests and treatment for seizures. Remember his parents as well, who want nothing in this world but to love and care for this precious gift from God.