Tuesday, October 23, 2007


We talked to the doctors this morning and their best "guess" is that we will be able to bring her home Saturday afternoon. No promises but they are thinking she can be off the ventilator by Thursday (Lord willing if the swelling goes down by then - she is on a steroid right now to help the swelling) which means she needs two days to get the medication out of her system and start eating. Thank you SO much to everyone who has posted comments and left messages. Our phone batteries have been dying and we are very limited to when and where we can use our phones so please don't feel bad if we aren't calling you back. We have wireless internet by her bedside so this is the best way to reach us. You can look forward to MANY blog updates.


The Seager Family said...

Chase and I just prayed, again, for Jordan's little body to heal quickly and for your family to experience the Lord's peace. We love you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen and Shannon,
When I first looked at the photo I couldn't believe Jordan was on a ventilator. Once I was able to read what had happened and said another prayer I looked at Jordan and once again saw what a beautiful little girl she is. We are praying for Jordan's quick recovery and of course her continued strength and wellbeing.
We are also praying for you and your entire family ....God has great plans for Jordan and I believe she is an inspiration to us all.
Jane, Mark and Kylie

Linda Stover said...

Hi Shannon & Jen -

Please let me know if you need anything!!!! I can watch Noah today if your mom wants to come and be with you or I would love to come up and pray with you. I Know Sarah is on her way. I am praying for you ALL - continuously

Love you -


Angie & Bob Green said...

Dear Shan and Jen,
Our hearts are heavy, but our hope is strong, as we continue to pray for your "bella" Jordan Joy! We have sent out the call for prayer to all of our family and friends.
May God's comfort and strength surround you all.
Love, Angie and Bob

Carrie Steele said...

Thanks for keeping us so informed. Your family has been in our prayers constantly and it helps to have the updates.

The O'Connell Clan said...

We are praying Grays! God has Jordan and you wrapped in his arms! Keep updating us so we know specifically what to pray for as your needs arise!

Schlabach Clan said...

Jen, you are so faithful in updating all of us. Thank you so much for sharing all your trials and triumphs along this journey. We are praying for all of you and for Jordan to recover quickly!

Jami O'Neill said...


Your friends in Virginia are praying for you! Go Jordan Go! Thank you for the updates.

Love -

Mike, Jami and Riley O'Neill

Anonymous said...

Jen & Shannon-

You've been on our hearts. We'll keep praying for Jordan as she heals from surgery.
I have an encouraging story to tell you about Smile Train too. Because of your birthday tribute, I suggested Smile Train as one of the charities my Mom should present to her church. She did so this past Sunday and one family has decided to pledge money from their family foundation. I'll tell you the full story when I see you.

Shannon, Devany, & Henry said...

We are praying for you all.... She is a tough little girl so she will make it through this. Seeing your pictures remind me of Devany's surgery and how rough those surgeries are! I know in your blog you were saying that you didn't have a place to stay there, but if you go to the Tiverton House right across the street from the hospital CCS will pay for your stay there. Ask fo Shaun he has helped us before.. Well be strong for you little girl! You're in our thoughts and prayers!!!

Kristy said...

Wow, I was so focused on reading your updates that I didn't even realize Eli was eating my calendar and got ink all over his face. We are praying for you, Jordan and the whole family. Your strength amazes me.

Laura Larson said...

Thank you for your updates. We're praying for you all, and trust the Lord will continue to bring healing and strength!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Jordan's recovery and for your strength.

Chris and Ellen Downs

Anonymous said...

Dear Jennifer & Shannon,

Really wanted to be there with you this time, but felt you probably had plenty of family around, so didn't want to crowd :)
Jen, just spoke to your Mom, and she told me about the swelling etc..... the Prayer Team will continue to pray. I'm thinking of you both.
Much love,
Debbie Maxwell

Dale Thackrah said...

Hey guys - on behalf of your church family I just wanted to let you know that we continue (and will continue) to pray for your family. We are excited about the latest news that you may be home by this weekend!

Praying for His will with you

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,

Thanks for all the updates. :)
We are praying for the entire Gray clan! May our Lord in Heaven bless you all and continue to look over and protect baby Jordan as she recovers.

Angela Robinett~

Jenny Weber said...

Your faith and trust in Christ is a great encouragement to me! We will continue to check the blog for updates, and will continue to pray for Jordan and you all. Lots of love!! The Weber clan

We are blessed to know you! said...

Shannon and Jen, We continue to pray for your guys. I read the following Bible verse this morning and pray that God shows each of us what He wants us to learn from Jordan Joy and from your faith and strength in the Lord.

It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ,...he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Ephesians 1:11 (Msg)

Love, The Smiths (Lance, Amy, Drake , Gavin & Cassidy)

Christiane Williams said...

We are constantly checking in on all of you through out the day via the blog and lifting you up in our prayers. You are never far from our thoughts.

What a gift technology is!

I hope that you are deeply encouraged by the prayers of so many that love and care for you.

Love ya!