Today’s Rounds

Rounds today where quick. From my experience, it’s a good thing when doctors don’t have much to say. The warming is going well…nothing too exciting. His legs don’t feel like frozen chicken thighs and his color is coming back a little.

His blood pressure is slightly lower. They are standing by with meds if we need them but so far we haven’t. His pulse is a little quicker, that bit goes along with being warmer. Things slow down when cold. It’s within the normal range.

When he reaches normal temperature we are going to stop giving him the paralysis meds. It takes about 8-10 hours to metabolize. Then we wait and watch. Will he open his eyes? Will he move his arms or legs? Will he hold my finger like I’ve been longing for? Cant he breath on his own? Time. Prayer.

They commented on how his temperature has remained pretty stable the whole time. There hasn’t been spikes or dips … Here comes the kicker. Dr Meyer said that it looks like things are a little more organized in Owen than previous patients. My heart tightened and I took a quick breath.

It’s taking all of my power not to hold on too tightly to those words. Could we honestly be a part of the 2%? Owen the miracle baby? On Saturday and Sunday if you asked me I would have said I’ve lost him. He’s gone and I can’t find him. But he is here. He is getting ready to come back. I just know it. It has to be true.

Your prayers are being heard. Scream your prayers – whisper them – write them down. Just keep praying. Your strength is working. Thank you thank you thank you. I know I’ll never be able to pay those back who have been so generous to us. Thank you.

Love, Mel


  1. Owen being ok will be pay back enough. And miracles do happen. Continuing our prayers and looking forward to the next update also being good news!

  2. We are praying, all of us from WMH. Through your blog we are with you! All of us nurses/mothers, we wait for every post and pray. You are one incredible person and your owen feels your love!! He has an army fighting for him and you have an army of us supporting you every moment…all our love.

  3. I heard about your family from a friend on Facebook. I am a mother of 9year old triplets (BBG) and a 5year old son. I have been reading your posts here, and am praying for your son and your family. I can’t imagine what you are going through, but we are praying that Owen will be in that 2% and he will stay with you. What adorable babies, and what handsome boys you have. My triplets will be praying for yours afterschool today, and for your older son as well. Looking forward to positive news from your next post. God bless you and your family!

  4. I am holding you all in my heart and prayers and I keep checking for updates on little O’ey. Prayers do wonders and with this many people praying for him he’s got an absolutely amazing chance at being that miracle baby. Your love for him is amazing and you are being so strong through it all. Hang in there and hold on to hope and the love that’s all around you. God is good and is watching over your baby

  5. MEL-
    were here praying for Owen, I’ve asked many people to pray for him as well. I feel its working. When you write your blogs I feel your love and the power of a prayer is truly strong. I truly feel Owen is a fighter and Owen will be that 2% that he will make it. Hold Hope and have faith… God works in mysterious ways and I truly hope he’s listening to the hundreds of thousands of people we have praying for Owen’s health and Owen has a strong family and he knows your right there with him. He knows how much you love and care for him. I pray for Owen and will continue too until he is healed…


  6. You don’t know me but a friend told me about Owen. I’m praying for him!! Praying for a miracle. It can happen!

  7. mel – your strength is amazing – what a woman of God! You are an amazing mother and my heart goes out to you. Parker and Pierce are praying for little Owen too. much love to you Doug and the boys.

  8. I heard about Owen from friends on FB. Know you have me and my whole family praying for him. We will continue to follow his progress, sending all our prayers and support to your family.

  9. C’mon Owen!!! KEEP FIGHTING!!! We are all with you. We are whispering in your ear, we are kissing your sweet cheeks, we are sending all of our strength to you!

  10. You are so amazing Melissa. Your faith is so strong…. you are such an inspiration. I have asked and I continue to ask God to show us a miracle. My heart goes out to you and your entire family. Even though we have no clue what you are going through, know that the Ascension moms are here to walk by your side.

    • What a hidden blessing to have began a relationship with ascension moms. To have you walk by my side thru this is warming. Mothers are warriors. I was a team of supermom warriors on Owens side.

  11. Bissing family I am heartbroken to hear of Owen. A friend on fb posted your story and I have been thinking of you and praying all day. Miracles happen every day and God hears the faithful. The world is praying, the noise is loud in heaven today. I asked my angel babies to sit by his side, to hold his hand and to love him. I am praying today is your day for a miracle…..

  12. Dear Melissa & Family – just a quick note to let you know that the Tuesday morning ladies Bible Study at Ascension prayed hard this morning for Owen, and it sounds like we’re all doing the same individually as well. I love all of the pictures you posted, and all of the messages you’ve received, glad to hear they bring you comfort. Please know that we all continue praying for you guys. Hang in there.

    Katie Memmel

  13. I found your blog through one of your friends, and I just want you to know that I am praying for Owen and your entire family. Thank you for sharing your story.

  14. I went to UWO with Rachael and heard about Owen from her Facebook page. I’ll be praying for Owen’s recovery and for strength for the two of you and your family. I just had my son a few wks ago and can’t imagine how hard it must be to see your baby going through so much. Keep fighting, Owen. God is watching over all of you.

  15. Jesus loves Owen is a very special way. Jesus is holding him and you all in his tender love and care. Your church family is surrounding Owen and you all with our passionate, heartfelt, loving prayers. Love, Pastor Frank

  16. I heard about Owen from friends on fb. I don’t know you and you don’t know me but, as I read your blogs it brings tears to my eyes. I will be prayong for Owen and your family.

  17. We are praying for your Owen and leaving a light on. Every so often I look at “his” light & tell him it’s time to go home to his mommy & daddy.

  18. All of Rachel’s Douglas peops are praying like crazy for Owen & your family. My two kiddoes are praying, friends of friends are praying. Hope you feel the love.

  19. Yes, Owen being okay and with you is all that we want! Still praying very hard for Owen!
    Love and prayers sent your way mama
    The Ryan’s!

  20. We have never met…I saw a request for prayers for your family on a friend’s FB page. I just want you to know that your sweet Owen and your family will be in my prayers tonight. Hoping and praying hard for you guys.

    Sarah Hembrook

  21. I am so very sorry for what has happened to little Owen,but I do believe with all my heart that prayers work and God is listening. I don’ t know you,but that’s okay. We all need to pray for each other and help one another. I just know it will all turn out positive because I have faith.
    Hang in there 🙂
    Janet Bernasconi

  22. I heard about your precious baby from Lynn Diedrich, and have been praying for your little guy from the moment I heard. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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