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 !

14 comments:

Holly C. said...

Patty-I'm so, so happy this dear child is still here on earth! Praise God!

Hugs!

Holly

Rowan said...

What wonderful news! I've been looking two or three times a day for news and fearing the worst when none came. I have been asking the Great Mother for healing energies for Mei-Ling every single day and will continue to do so. Hopefully she will go on to gain more and more strength now as every day passes. I have been through this situation 3 years ago with my little grandson. He was only 7 months old and on life support for over a week so I know exactly what you have been going through.

Susan said...

How we praise Him! How He helps us in all of our time of need. Thank you, Father, for restoring health to this little one. We pray for your blessing upon this family-for your continued courage and timeless hope. Thank you, Father, for being with little MeiLing. How we love your ever present hand upon our lives and of the lives of this wonderful family.

Carole said...

Tears are coming to my eyes. Such good and happy news ! Praise the Lord - I am so grateful and happy for you all.

Maggie said...

I am so happy for your family. Prayers and love is what pulls our loved ones through difficult times. It won't be long and little Mei-Ling will be running among the summer flowers.

Kathy in Illinois said...

Yiu made my day, Patty! Such a nice post to read. I will continue to pray for a complete recovery for that sweet little doll.
God bless, Kathy in Illinois

Emily said...

Thank You, oh thank You, Jesus! I've not commented before but having been praying fervently for your sweet little granddaughter. May the Lord continue to pour out His blessings on her precious life. You are so good and kind, Father...to You be all glory and honor!

Amelie Ann said...

Thanks God, so relieved to read your post... so happy for all of you... xxx

Echoes From the Hill said...

Thank God!
nancyr

Bobbie Bentneedle said...

Praises be - God is good, ALL the time!

Peacemom said...

Wonderful news for you all. Precious Mei-Ling has been on her journey for sure. God bless you all and we'll continue prayers for her speedy recovery to full-speed-ahead kid energy and health. Sending prayers for you all from NH. ~Vonnie

Rosemary said...

Praise God!
I am just so happy and relieved .

debi said...

Thank you sweet Jesus. Thank you.

aimee said...

I am filled with gratitude to God for answered prayer!Smiling here with a heart of joy:)
Blessings,
Aimee