Sunday, May 06, 2012
Miracles Do Still Happen
A week ago, pictures told a totally different story. A child, so small and frail looking, laying flat in a bed, hooked to more tubes and wires than I had ever seen, breathing tube attached. Monitors showing nearly every body function. All of us, in a state of shock, all feeling the same dreaded feelings, all having the same unspoken fear. Teams of Doctors coming and going, consulting constantly with one another. Her nurse with no other patients to care for, always by Mei-Lings side. No one certain what caused such high ammonia levels in her body...there have been other rare cases of this happening after the same surgery she had the first part of April. Prayer and more prayer. Desperate pleas, even promising God that we would do anything He wants us to, just to keep her with us. Tiny step by tiny step, there were signs of improvement. An eye open. Fingers that wiggled. A nod. She began to need the help of the breathing machine less. She went 12 hours without a seizure, then 24 hours. One seizure medication stopped, but there was delirium and confusion. Her tiny hand chasing away monsters and her little raspy voice calling to an unseen Kai Lan. Her brain so tired.
Each day, more improvement, baby steps. Anointing for healing, more prayer. Begging God for a miracle, and one came. It looks like today, she will be coming home from the hospital. Prayer works. Faith is real. God is real. Hardships come for whatever reason...and we just have to accept not understanding certain things in life. But, God never leaves us alone.
Your prayers worked. There are once again smiles and giggles. Talk of tea parties and Princesses. There are dolls to be played with and kisses and hugs to give and receive.
Thank you all for your prayers !