Tuesday, July 19, 2011

One Reason...

One of the MANY reasons I am SEW BLESSED:

When we received Jia's file to review, it included a report from a well known, well respected American Cardiologist who had reviewed her medical file. Her diagnosis? A 4mm VSD, Pulmonary Stenosis and enlarged Ventricle Side of her heart.

When we arrived in the US with Jia, one of our first appoinments was with our cardiologist at Childrens Mercy, who confirmed the diagnosis. He told us not to worry, no surgery was needed, the VSD was small, there was no reason to limit activity and to just moniter her yearly.

Last year, I took her alone for her annual check up and was told ( this is what I gleaned from the all the big words Dr. G used ) that the VSD allowed the blood to flow through more quickly, and the Pulmonary Stenosis (narrow valve leading from the heart to the lungs) kept it from exiting as quickly as it should. Dr. G said if there was no change in the VSD and no change in the enlargement of one side of her heart, he would consider surgery the next year. This momma was like... "Say WHAAAAAAA??????"

Well, today was 'next year'. Jack took off work to go with us and we were both a little anxious. But I gotta tell you, this momma has been praying to Jesus for a year now to heal her heart because I do NOT want heart surgery for my mini me!

Our report? Her hole is measuring a bit smaller, 3.5mm (1/2 a mm, but we'll take it!), she's basically 'grown into' her enlarged side of the heart (meaning it's still enlarged, but she's grown and so the percentile is not outside of normal now, the very 'HIGH' end of normal (95%) but still w/i normal) and that Pulmonary Stenosis she was diagnosed with..... G.O.N.E.

Now tell me God isn't still in the miracle business. Our wonderful doctor had some medical jargon to explain that, but we're going with this: "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" James 5:16

So praise God with us and testify to His lovingkindness! We go back in a year and we'll keep on praying for that hole to shrink up! We are surely feeling SEW BLESSED!!!

Look among the nations and watch-
Be utterly astounded!
For I will work a work in your days
Which you would not believe, though it were told you!
(Habakkuk 1:5)

But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Blessed be God,
Who has not turned away my prayer,
Nor His mercy from me!
(Psalm 66:19)


Nicole said...

I agree he is totally in the miracle business still!!!
Yeah fir Jia and your family!!!
She is so precious:)

Andy and Tamara said...

Wonderful news!