View Full Version : Pray for Fitnessman's Isabella...

01-18-2003, 04:33 AM
This is from another thread. I put it here to make sure everyone knew what was going on. Isabella, Kelly, and you and your whole family certainly have our prayers, Fitnessman.

We have had our last two at home with a mid wife with no troubles. I am not a fan of home birth, but we all know there are some battles a husband isnt going to win.

Kelly went into labor at 4am thurs morn. The Mid wife was here by 5. The Dola(Prof. labor support person) was here shortly there after. She had planed on having a water birth(we rented a birthing tub) and things went well at first.

The baby was big, we knew that. Kelly is small. When the baby moved into the birth canal she put her arm up to suck her thumb. With the size of the baby and her arm in the wrong position there was no way for her to come out.

The head was out of Mom, the body inside. No way to get out out. Kelly could not push her out(just not possible), Midwife couldnt get her out and did not hesitate calling 911.

It seemed like in 3 minutes every paramedic in Stark county was here. This big bruiser(this dude had 20 inch guns easy) could not get the baby out. They threw her on a stretcher with the babys head still out and were on the way to the ER.

The baby was delivered in the ambulance. No heart beat and not breathing. They started chest compessions and breathing with a bag. She was dead at this time.

By the time we got to the ER, they had a heart beat. She is in NICU at this time and ALMOST breathing on her own. She is on a ventilator right now.

We do not know right now how much damage was done due to lack of ox. She is having slight siezures. Tubes in her belly button, nose, throat. Kelly is still in hospital and is a wreck.

A nightmare.

She is a pretty little girl at 10 pounds 2.6 oz. Lots of black hair.

Her name is Isabella. She needs your prayers!

I am not the anti carb!!!

01-18-2003, 04:41 AM
They got my prayers

01-18-2003, 04:41 AM
Originally posted by gbat
Her name is Isabella.She needs your prayers!

She has them.

My mother is a deacon at her church and a more religious woman you will never find.I will ask her to light a candle for Isabella and your wife.

01-18-2003, 04:48 AM
they have all my thoughts and prayers right now.

i hope they can joke about this on Isabella's 21st birthday.


Original Poster
01-18-2003, 05:14 AM
Originally posted by fitnessman
Her name is Isabella. She needs your prayers!

Isabella, your wife, YOU,and your whole family..... HAVE ALL OF MINE.

01-18-2003, 05:34 AM
If I have any un-used favors from the man upstairs I will ask they are used for Isabella and your wife. My heart goes out to you and your family.

01-18-2003, 05:48 AM
My prayers are with her too!

01-18-2003, 07:18 AM
All my thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife, and the little one.

01-18-2003, 07:26 AM
This is heartbreaking. Fitnessman, I will pray for Isabella, Kelly, you and the rest of the family right now and will continue to do so each night during my devotionals.

01-18-2003, 08:15 AM
Suffer the little children unto me......
You have our prayers.......

01-18-2003, 08:50 AM
My prayers go to your family in a big way today Fitness, God Bless you all.....

01-18-2003, 09:30 AM
All prayers are towards you & your family , Fitnessman ....
Very sad day when I read this thread , but all hopes are with you .

01-18-2003, 09:33 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . I wish you well .

01-18-2003, 09:36 AM
Fitness Man, you, Kelly and Isabella have prayers
from the TwoWalks house. Wellness and speady recovery for all.

01-18-2003, 10:30 AM
Thinking of you at this time Fit, and wish Isabella all the best in her speedy recovery.

01-18-2003, 10:37 AM
All the same from me. I hope everything turns out OK

01-18-2003, 12:34 PM
I will keep you all in my prayers. I'm so sorry and hope all turns out OK.

01-18-2003, 12:58 PM
My family's hearts are with you...


01-18-2003, 03:09 PM
My thoughts and prayeras and with you. I hope Isabella pulls through.

01-18-2003, 03:09 PM
I could not have read a more distressing post. I was in tears before I finished it, and I am not ashamed to say so.

I hope and pray that god spreads his merciful hand upon your family, Fitnessman, and comfort you in this time. I only wish there were more I could do.

01-18-2003, 03:14 PM
fit you have all my families prayers bro. think positive.

01-18-2003, 03:16 PM
I too was almost in tears. I know how precious children are.

Fingers crossed for your whole family.

Take care.

Our thoughts are with you

Eddie, Lisa, Josh and Zach.

01-18-2003, 03:31 PM
Our prayers are with you and your family Fitness. God Bless.

01-18-2003, 07:44 PM
You and your family our in my thoughts and prayers...I have asked friends and family of our church to pray for You and Isabella as well.

Original Poster
01-19-2003, 05:43 PM
Still in my prayers.

Children can overcome outragous odds.

I believe and pray that Isabella is one of these MAGICAL children.

Yoda........Be strong.

01-19-2003, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by Chi_town
Still in my prayers.

Children can overcome outragous odds.

I believe and pray that Isabella is one of these MAGICAL children.

Yoda........Be strong.

this has also been dominating my thoughts for the last few days so i'm hoping & praying there is a positive outcome soon and everything gets back to normal as soon as possible.

my girl cried when i read the opening post and lit a candle at her Church that same day.


01-19-2003, 06:59 PM
Fitnessman and family....

You're in our prayers nightly until we hear you're out of the woods. Godspeed to you all.


01-20-2003, 04:46 AM
Your family is my families prayers..


little lats
01-20-2003, 01:09 PM
How didn't I see this? Oh my God!! God Bless, my prayers.

01-20-2003, 08:21 PM
I did not see this at first as well, my prayers, hopes and thoughts are on the entire family. Have faith, have courage, have hope and most of all have love. May the LORD look upon you and yours with his almighty grace. GOD Speed......

01-20-2003, 08:25 PM
since I am not that religious, I will not say my prayers are with you, since that would not mean much.
However, all fo my good thought and hopes are with you, if I can direct some good karma to you I hope I can for you and your family.
My fiance's grandmother is very religious, she prayed for my fiance to get a job and BAM! employment. I will ask her to pray for you, Kelly, and Isabella.
Good luck, and my thoughts are with you.

01-20-2003, 10:03 PM

I do hope to hear soon that everything is fine. My thoughts and hopes are with you, your wonderful wife and your precious baby girl. Take care of all.

01-21-2003, 06:34 AM
May God take over and make your family blessed. As a father of a two year old I have never known happiness as much as when my boy was born. I know things will be ok for you and your family, my prayers are with you and all children of the world. It sounds like the baby has a great chance, considering the weight, to pull out of this. Usually premies have the hardest time overcoming these type things. Hang in there and stay by your wife and child's sides and you can get them both through anything. Love will make them well.

01-21-2003, 07:31 AM

Just been reading this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Let us know as soon as things are better.

Events like this one serve to remind us how precarious happiness can be, so let's cherish the people who are dear to us while we can.
Fitnessman, I sincerely wish you can still share many precious moments with Kelly, Isabella and the rest of your family.

01-21-2003, 07:56 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Chills run up my spine whenever I hear things like this, as our second child is less than 2 months from coming into this world.

God Bless!

Big Ragoo
01-21-2003, 10:09 AM
Thanks for posting this again. I had not heard.

Mark, you and your family are in our family's prayers, may God grant your daughter, and your whole family the strength to get through this.

01-21-2003, 10:17 AM
God bless bro,my prayers are with you, your wife and your entire Family

01-22-2003, 01:07 PM
I just came across this and from our family to yours we pray that everything will be fine..... we had a similar exsperience when our son Mark was born.....the doctor say us down and exsplained that the lack of oxygen could cause problems. Mark today is a healthy 10 year old who's is at the top of his class.......we pray that you may have a similar outcome......

01-23-2003, 01:47 PM
my prayers added

any updates????!!!!!!!!!!

little lats
01-29-2003, 07:25 PM

Anyone here anything

little lats
01-29-2003, 07:25 PM

Anyone here anything

Original Poster
01-30-2003, 04:34 AM
Originally posted by little lats

Anyone here anything

No word yet.

little lats
01-30-2003, 06:25 AM
Thanks Bro. When we doing the Brat Stop?

02-10-2003, 06:27 AM
The power of prayer is an amazing thing. They never thought she would make it.

Isie came home last Tues. MRI and CT scans showed only little damage which will more than likely right itself.

She still has a small tube in her nose that goes to her stomach because she doesnt swallow well yet, so she gets fed through that for now. She is starting to eat some on her own now though.

First day back to work for me today, back to gym next week.

Thank you ALL for the kind words and support!!

02-10-2003, 06:30 AM
Fitnessman, I am so happy to hear your good news. Prayer certainly is a powerful thing. I'm glad you have Isie home now!

Big Ragoo
02-10-2003, 07:17 AM
Great News!!!!!

Glad she is home with Mom & Dad!!!

With that kind of an entry into this world she has already proved that she is one tough cookie! You can probably start her in the gym soon!!!

You will have to come by the house sometime so my Isabella can meet your Isabella.

little lats
02-10-2003, 07:26 AM
My wife an I were just talking about you this morning. This is great news. Wow!!

02-10-2003, 09:13 AM
Glad to hear it, we were all praying for you.

02-10-2003, 09:21 AM
Fantastic news! Thanks for the update.

02-10-2003, 09:41 AM
I'm SO happy to hear the GREAT news Fitnessman!! My friends at church just asked how she was doing..I can't wait to give them the great news!!:)

Original Poster
02-10-2003, 10:18 AM
Awsome News Mark.

There must be a higher power. (not the nutrition company ;) )


02-10-2003, 10:20 AM
That's great news fitnessman

02-10-2003, 10:25 AM
can't think of a better way to start a Monday than by hearing that great news fitnessman. Grandma and my fiance will be very happy to hear.

02-10-2003, 12:06 PM
Hope there's no carbs in the tube if its not a load day Fit! Brilliant news mate looks like everything's going to be fine. Now go and get that thing seen too before you cause any more trouble for that good woman of yours!

02-10-2003, 02:04 PM
Absolutely wonderful! A long and happy life for her!

02-10-2003, 02:09 PM
hey fit;
glad to hear things are better. give her a big hug from us.

02-10-2003, 02:29 PM
Just yesterday I was reading the boards and wondering how she was doing!

Wonderful news!God bless her and your family.

02-10-2003, 02:59 PM
I was really getting worried, thank God!

02-10-2003, 03:05 PM
now God and i are even.

that was the favor He owed me!!!

great news Mark. with people's prayers coming from all over the world, how could there NOT be a positive outcome.


02-10-2003, 03:46 PM
I am so glad your family is all together now. My prayers are still with the little one.

02-10-2003, 04:28 PM
This is such great news :D

As time went by I too was begining to think the worst, so your news Mark has come as such welcome relief. Your Isie is gonna be a fighter.

Mine and my familys best wishes you you :)

02-10-2003, 04:44 PM
What a relief this must be for you fitnessman . This truly is good news .

02-10-2003, 07:18 PM
Excellent news..

enjoy fatherhood.

02-10-2003, 07:55 PM
Thank God! This is extra special too because of the long and difficult journey for her to enter this world.

Brother Phil
02-11-2003, 06:14 AM
Glad to hear that your daughter is doing well. Yes, prayer is a powerful thing. I've never had a sincere prayer go unanswered. My daughter was born with several health issues, the hardest being she's legally blind. I said a lot of prayers that she would prove the doctors wrong. Well, her eyesight improved beyond what was expected. She's in a "normal" school and I can't believe the progress she has made. She's reading above her age level now, and she's amazingly smart. What really blows me away is how spiritual she is. From the mouth of babes...
I'm sure God has given you a very special little girl as well. God bless her in her continued recovery.

02-11-2003, 10:13 PM
With all the troubles in the world today this is great, just great news. I know from my own experience that she will bring joy in your life always.....GOD BLESS

02-12-2003, 02:18 AM
At least some good news today!
Little daughter is probably as tough as her father:-)

Now what you need is a hard workout to take all that stress

02-12-2003, 06:23 AM
Yah she is! I can already see the little attitude starting to form!

She is still not 100% by any means, but things are progressing well.

Again thanks for all of everyones concern!

02-12-2003, 06:59 AM
sweet Lord.. I never saw this thread... but this is great news indeed... I will definately keep you in my prayers... but Im glad things are working out...

02-13-2003, 11:09 AM
FANTASTIC i was really worried also glad she is well and Moms too, this is good:)