“Please pray for Arabelle. We have been in the ICU here in South Africa for the last 12 hours. Arabelle started having a hard time breathing when we landed in Johannesburg. We ended up rushing her to the hospital where we found out there is a build up in her lungs and an extremely serious issue with her blood. The doctor told us that had we arrived even an hour later, she wouldn’t have made it through the night alive. Thank God she is starting to do a little better and we are believing for COMPLETE healing in Jesus name. Please pray for our little girl, please pray for Jamie (who hasn’t slept in 3 days), and please pray for the hospital staff as they treat her here. It’s not like being home, but we are trusting God to be the hands and feet of these physicians. We love you all, very much. We are believing and holding onto FAITH.”
“When one physician said, “It’s not looking good” this Doctor said, “Your daughter is going to be okay.” So much hope in the midst of chaos, confusion, and fear. This man is an angel. He has been by Arabelle’s side all through the night and all day today. When another told him to get some rest, I overheard him say he wanted to see our baby get better first. I’ve never been more scared in my life, but this man has given us so much comfort and encouragement. We will never forget what this man did for our little girl in our greatest hour of need. Please pray for Arabelle’s lungs and blood.”
“It’s 9am here in Johannesburg South Africa and Arabelle is doing SO MUCH BETTER! This is the first time she’s sitting up, playing with her toys, watching cartoons, and even smiling. We cannot thank all of you enough for your prayers and outpouring of support. We felt your love from all around the world. The doctors and nurses here treated our little girl like she was their own. Arabelle’s lungs and her blood are doing better, but we still have a long road ahead of us with treatment (although we are believing she is healed in Jesus name!). When we say you’re our family, we mean it. Thank you for loving our daughter with us. ❤️” Evangelist Jennings has this morning updated his followers on Instagram as to the full story of what is going on.
“THE FULL STORY: Monday night, after we landed in Johannesburg, Arabelle began having a difficult time breathing. Her face was pale, her lips were blue, and her eyes were rolling back in her head. We got a taxi and rushed to the nearest hospital. The doctors did an x-Ray on her lungs and diagnosed her with a unique strand of pneumonia. What they didn’t know, is that her lungs weren’t the only issue. In a terrifying turn of events, one doctor suggested her body might be shutting down due to her blood. They ran a test and Arabelle’s blood sugar was so high the doctors said she should have died long before we got to the hospital. They took her to ICU and began treating her lungs and her blood. She was in critical condition from Monday night until Wednesday. At one point we were told things were not looking good. But God had other plans and the doctor/nurses helped save her life. God answered all of our prayers and Arabelle’s vitals stabilized. While we are thankful God did a miracle and cleared her lungs completely, we are also feeling the weight of the news given to us. Arabelle has been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Doctors suspect the infection in her lungs triggered the symptoms of the Diabetes she’s always had but we never knew about. Her cells were attacking her own body and she was fading quickly. We spent the day meeting with specialties about ports, shots, medications, diets, and all the life changing things that come with having a Type 1 diabetic baby. Although the news was overwhelming and difficult, we were comforted by another great doctor and his staff. We are halfway around the world and the one specialist we were sent to not only worked at the children’s hospital in our home state of Indiana, but graduated from the same university I did. We believe God had a hand in that. We are still believing for healing for Arabelle and asking for another miracle. Thank you for all of your prayers. After days of sleeplessness, tears, and prayer, we are all three in need of rest. We will be staying in South Africa for treatments until Arabelle is fit to go home. Even in the storm, God is good.”
Let us keep praying for the Jennings family.
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