Friday, April 24, 2009

Home For Good

I am happy to report that Baby Girl came through her surgery yesterday with flying colors! She was supposed to stay at the hospital until at least 3 or 4 in the afternoon (and possibly overnight!), but by the time she had been out of recovery and in the room for an hour and a half, she had managed to drink two full sippy cups and remove her own IV!

At that point, the hospital staff decided it was time to send us home. ;-)

With no arguments from anyone.

And, in even better news, her endoscope was totally clear, which means that she had a totally normal upper airway and throat...and showed no evidence of the condition which she had been diagnosed with in Ethiopia. It either resolved or was never there in the first place.

By the time she came home and took a good, long nap, she woke up well-rested and into as much mischief as is her status quo.

In case you were wondering, yesterday was also the day we received the results of the MRI (done both with and without contrast) because her soft spot was still open at 18 months. In a completely perfect ending to an already perfect day, her MRI was absolutely, 100%, thoroughly N-O-R-M-A-L!

Praise God!

And thank you, for all of your prayers and support! We had a wonderful surprise at the hospital, when the husband of a friend from our parish strolled his friendly face into Baby Girl's room as her anesthesiologist!

They say the Devil is in the details, but yesterday God was right there...two steps ahead of him.


Sarah (JOT) said...

I'm so glad! Praise God, indeed!!

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Yea! Thank the Lord for the wonderful news!

Becky said...

Glory to God!

Anne said...

We are rejoicing with you! Peter will be up doing a 'jig' soon. His cast came off today and it should be a week before he starts to walk.

Prayers of thanksgiving for such wonderful test results. May you not need any doctors for any of your kiddos for a long, long time.


Easter A. said...

Wonderful, wonderful news!!! Praise God, indeed!

Jane, have your relatives found jobs? We have a homeschooling dad we were praying for and got a job recently.

Hugs to you and your beautiful family! Happy Easter from Easter this Easter season! :-)

Renee said...

Praise God!

ESolgos said...

This is wonderful! So happy for you all!

Amy Jo said...

God is SO good!!! I have 12 close friends I met when we all adopted our "special needs" Chinese daughters. Wouldn't you know, all of the "special needs" resolved themselves when we brought them home (aside from cleft-lip/palate repairs.) So amazing. :-) Rejoicing with you. Sweet blessings, Amy

Michelle said...

Thanks be to God all went well! So glad to hear the wonderful news!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Good, good news! Now everyone take a deep breath and, exhale. Relax!

darci said...

Praising God with you!