We begin to warm him in about five hours. We will warm him for 20hours…slowly. They will stop giving him the medicine that have him paralyzed. Then we will watch for his movements, if he responds to voices and his brain activity. His pupils are non responsive but that is to be expected with someone who is that cold.

This is just the beginning of a long marathon. Even if or when Owen wakes up, he’s not going to be the same. He’s not going to be normal. Well I guess who am I to say that? We are praying for a miracle….why settle for less?

I want Owen to know that whatever Jesus tells him to do, it’s ok with me. I will fight. I will fight because not only do I have Owen, but I have three other boys. I take care of all of my boys.

Something needs to become of this. God’s will would not just take a 6 month old. I feel someone holding my heart. The hands are holding my heart together so it doesn’t break. Prayers are holding me up.

The staff here is amazing. They have answered all of our questions, shared in our laughs and held strong thru our weakness. Pretty sure they think I’m nuts. I am … Just a little.

Dr Meyer said that he thought I had a medical background. Unfortunately, I’ve just spent too many times in a hospital or at a doc. To be honest I’ve heard these questions come from my mom too many times.

I suppose I need to sleep. Doug lays beside me, meditating and telling all the little army men fighting inside Owen to get ready. Truth is on it’s way.

My light is on. Someone is home waiting for you Owen. Please come home.

Love, Mel


  1. Your blog was posted on a fertility site on facebook for some added prayers sent your way. We are all praying for little Owen and his family. Stay strong and positive along the way. Big hugs and prayers sent to you from Canada

  2. Melissa,
    You are one of the strongest people I know. You and your family have been on my mind and in my prayers. You constantly reminded how God prevails in all situations and to always trust in him in my past trials. I know what you are going through is nothing I can relate, but know from AZ I am sending you love and prayers. It angered me after Eric’s death and it angers me now about Owen. My mom keeps telling me that God gives you more than you can handle to always challenge us to lean on him. He knows your heart and he already has the plan, it’s getting us to understand it that is the hardest part.

    I love you girl and I know you can get through anything.

  3. Melissa,

    I don’t know you personally, but as a fellow triplet mom, I feel a connection to you and your family.I have been praying so hard for Owen since reading about his story. I know many other triplet moms out there are posting your story to help spread the word and have prayers said for Owen and your family. I wanted to share one of my favorite verses from scripture with you, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 I hope this helps give you comfort during this time of unthinkable uncertainty.

  4. I like many other’s don’t know you very well, But I seen your blog on facebook for needed hard prayers, Your story is very touching, and I shed tears throughout Owen’s story. You are such a strong woman, your will power and honesty go a long way! Many prayers from the Ryan family here in Kentucky!! I will be back later tomorrow to check on Owen!

  5. We kept a light on for Owen last night…I hope it helps him find his way home to you and Doug. I will keep praying. God bless you and yours.

  6. Hi Melissa,
    Sara Q. shared your story with me and I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for your little man (and you and your family!).

  7. Saying so many prayers for you (all) today. You have so so many people thinking of you and praying for you . Never for a second doubt the power of prayer. May it lift you up and keep you strong! Keep fighting little Owen! Continuing to send many prayer and ((HUGS)) your way.

  8. Hi Melissa,

    When Nick was sick, they had him on the paalyzing drugs as well. When they stopped that drug, he did not wake up as expected, and we were very worried about brain function being the cause. They were about to doa CT scan, but then he started coming around when the sedative was also reduced. Apparently his little body responds VERY well to sedatives, and he went under deeper than they thought. Once they backed off on the fetinol, he started waking up. I remember how long that day was, waiting to hear if he was coming out of it or not, worrying about what would happen next. I am praying SO hard for you and Owen, that you get a second chance like we did with Nick. I’ll be watching your blog closely for updates and I did leave a couple lights on for Owen at my house!! Never give up – God can do GREAT things!!!

  9. Dear Mel,
    I am a friend of Rachael’s from Douglas Elementary and I just wanted to let you know that we so appreciate your blog to be able to pray along with you and your family. You are an amazing woman of strength and faith. I knew this before any of this happened because just Friday Rachael was talking about all the amazing “mommy” things you do. We have shared in the birth of your boys and have watched them become little people through all Rachael has shared with us. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you each minute of every day. Stay strong and know that there are so many prayers for all of you!


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