Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

We're Home!

Well, we've been home about six hours, but i kind of feel asleep on the couch. Yes, I fed the children some brunch first.

Good News: Josie-Tatum did beautifully. Her greatest fear was the IV. As soon as we arrived, I shared that with the nurses, and they were quick to calm her fears. There would no NO IV until the meds helped her fall asleep.

So, after they gave her the miracle syrup, she fought going to sleep. But, with her eyes wide open, she asked, "Are we still in the same room." She continued to look around the room at things without really seeing them. The nurses wheeled her away, and she never knew she had left her mama.

The doctor came out very shortly afterwards. The wires are out. The splint is back on...AND...she can take it off at night starting this weekend, move her arm up and down a little, and take a bath before she puts is back on.

Then, when they brought her back to her mama, she still didn't know she had ever left the room. We had to convince her the surgery was over by showing her the wires. She took Stan's phone, called Whitney, said a few words, stared at the phone, and then hung up on her. When we asked her why she did that, she said, "I didn't have anything else to say."

After resting a little while, she has spent the afternoon playing with her sister.

BAD NEWS for MOM : I spent the afternoon....sleeping on the couch. While the LORD granted strength this morning...Thank you, Jesus....I came home and crashed. The meds for the strep throat have really irritated by intestines...if you know what I mean. I don't have any energy. My throat hurts...though not as bed as yesterday...and my stomach is killing me. Because I am allergic to penicilling, this was the best option. Please pray for my throat and my stomach. I sooooo want to feel better for the rest of Caleb's visit.

Thank you for the prayers for JT. BTW, her greatest fear...the IV....never happened. The surgery was so short, they never had to put one in! ;)

1 comment:

Kim K. said...

I'm relieved to hear how well everything went for JT. Sounds like YOU need some extra prayers, Robbie.

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