Monday, May 26, 2008
Signs Of The Times
Dr. Knott-Craig came in to see Victoria today and said that we might possibly get to go home at some point TOMORROW!!! He was going to look over her progress today and let us know in the morning if he thinks she is ready to head home. All of the blood work done today on Victoria looked good. We are only waiting to hear back from the x-ray taken today on her chest. They have been trying to keep a close eye on her lungs since she has had such a problem with them collapsing. We should know more tomorrow about the status of our departure.
Victoria did very well today without her supplemental oxygen. Everyone seemed rather pleased at her progress. I was, frankly, so thankful to have one less tube attached to her. It made holding her much easier. There are only a few more wires to be removed. There is a pacing wire and monitor wires that will probably be removed closer to the time that we leave. She also has one IV line remaining. It's been nice to see wires and tubes removed one at a time. With each removal, I remember what a miraculous work that God has done in Victoria's life.
The past few weeks have been very interesting. It's hard to even describe how I have felt stretched in my faith. To feel totally out of control is a horrible feeling at times. At other times, you just realize that God is way bigger than you give Him credit for. When you are put in a situation so huge, you know that you cannot do it alone. If you are smart, you call upon the One Who holds each moment in His hands.
As I held Victoria tonight, I looked at her sweet face. After the past two weeks, I don't notice her Down's as much. Don't get me wrong. I still notice it some, but it doesn't bother me anymore. What I see now is a baby I love with all my heart. I love every feature about her face, fingers, toes ... her whole body. She is a gift from God. I can see myself always wanting to protect her.
In a weird way, I thank God for this special time in Victoria's life. He has given us all a chance to see His miraculous works. He has let us get a glimpse of His hand at work in all of our lives through a special baby's life. He says in His Word that He chooses the simple things to confound the wise. He just happened to choose Victoria to blow our minds.