Just spoke with Dom.

Last night was very hard for the Orlando's.

Everything is really starting to wear on them: Fatigue, stress, seeing their precious daughter hurting, etc. Dom & Dana are just overwhelmed right now. They need connection time as a team together, but aren't getting it. Dana is sleeping at the hotel. Dom is sleeping at the hospital (and not getting much sleep due to interruptions, etc.) They really could use your continued prayers.

New Info today on Natalie's condition:

Natalie's blood sugar is high, so they are administering insulin. This results in monitoring the blood sugar hourly, e.g., finger pricks for a 2 year old every hour. This is very unpleasant.

Natalie also have very low platelets. Doctors can give her more, but they are hesitant to give her too much as her body can build an immunity to them. Find out more about what platelets are and what they do here.

Natalie is also having stomach/gas pains, which can be very uncomfortable for a 2 year old. She needs to eat regularly but has a low appetite and the combination of pain meds can make her constipated. So the result is an uncomforatble little girl who is probably scared, not knowing what is happening to her.


Oh gosh, I wish that we could do more, but we are praying. We love you. You guys are weighing heavily on our hearts. I feel like we are heartbroken with you. i

Dear Orlando Family,
I am a good friend of Bob and Brenda Epp. Their daughter, Leann shared this blog with me.....
I want you to be encouraged that God is with you and Natalie all the time...even when He feels so far away.
In all the trials of our life....He is there working His plan for our lives.
I certainly will be praying for your entire family. We will check the blog for updates.
I pray for God's hedge of protection around your family.
Know that you have been prayed for today.
Elaine Atkins

Dom and Dana. You are guys are AMAZING!!! I will be praying daily for you guys and of course your beautiful beautiful little Natalie!! She is gorgeous and so precious!!! I know you 2 with God will make it through and grow tremendously through this situation!! Natalie is amazing and will become the strongest, toughest little girl ever!! I will be praying so much for you two!! I love you guys and love your little natalie even though I haven't met her. You guys are awesome and will make it through!!! Natalie will too!!! Remember- God never gives you more than you can handle!! so he KNOWS you guys & Natalie can handle this!!.... even though it will be the hardest thing you and her do... you as parents watching her.. and her going through it!! God will be there holding her hand and I will pray he does. And that he carries you through this together as well!! and for little nicole as well!! Lots of prayers and love, Shelley

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