Monday, November 16, 2009

What a Day!



I posted this song to the side bar a couple of weeks ago but listen to it again! It moves my heart everytime I hear it and it is so relevent to the day I had today!

Then Jesus said to the disciples, "Have faith in God. I assure you that you can say to this mountain, 'May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,' and your command will be obeyed. All that's required is that you really believe and do not doubt in your heart. Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you will have it.
(Mark 11:22-24 NLT)


So I have totally overbooked this week! I am pretty sure that I have most of it covered and taken care of! Minus of course all of the loose ends that will NEVER end!

We had one appointment scheduled for today with GI. Then on Weds we were supposed to have a rehab appointment. That was a huge part of my over scheduling as it conflicted with 3 therapies and a meeting that HAS to happen. Early this afternoon the scheduler for rehab called and asked if I wanted to bring Makenzie in today as she noticed that we were going to be there for GI. I am not sure how or why they knew that but it was a God send none the less!

So off we went.

Are you ready to hear about a MIRACLE? Yes? I can't hear you! Fine I will save it for another day.....

Ok the suspense is killing me! LOL!

Makenzie is gaining weight! That is a miracle in and of it self but that is not the BIG news!

I suggest you sit down!

Makenzie is eating enough by mouth to cut her tube feedings from 32oz to 18oz!!!! That is almost in half!!! This all in a matter of 4 DAYS!!!!!

God is SOOOOOO good! I have given this part of Makenzie life fully to him! I have to remind myself of this often but I feel I have done a good job of sticking with it even though some days have been unbearable hard! Days when I just wanted to throw in the towel! I have had to ask God many of times for strength, patients and grace! I have yelled at him, I have praised him, I have cried to him and tonight, well, tonight I am THANKING HIM! To God be all the glory!

I think I am still in shock!

We then went to our rehab appointment which also went very well. I love this doctor and had a great time talking with her! She said that she thought Makenzine looked brighter, she was sitting up much better and she also got to see her eat. All be it not a perfect pretty sight (eating) her doctor didn't seem to have any concerns! Go Maknezie!

We talked about the tightness in her hamstrings and agreed that the next time she gets her tube changed that we will do another round of phenol in her legs. She asked me if I thought it had worked last time and I said I thought so. When I got home I talked a bit with her PT and I asked her if she thought the phenol had worked. She answered me back with a question.... " are you kidding?" LOL "Yes, it worked! and next time I want it in her pecks too!!!" So next time will be soon as her tube was due to be changed Oct 1st!

I do not have enough good things to say about her medical team! I love to chat with them and feel like I am heard, respected, and Makenzie is deeply loved by these people! Truly God's hand!

Tonight I feel VERY blessed! Tonight I want to ask that you pray for continued healing but more specifically for her eating. Pray that she can start to consume a higher volume so that she can come off the tube!! Also pray that she is not burning a ton of extra calories while eating! THIS IS GOD'S! He has a plan! He listens when we ask, and HE ANSWERS!!! Believe with me! Pray!

Dear God,
You are a God who answers prayer. You have promised that you do. God, you know that brain injury looks like an insurmountable mountain. And yet, Lord, you have authority over all the mountains of the earth, and can throw any one of them into the sea. I ask you, Lord, that day by day you will begin casting pieces of the mountain of brain injury in Makenzie's life into the sea. And even though I may not see it every day, I pray, Lord, that you will give me the faith to believe that you are at work. Even on the days when I am so overwhelmed by this mountain of brain injury, give me the faith to believe that the mountain is crumbling and that your mighty hand is at work in ways I could never imagine! Move this mountain on Makenzie's behalf, I pray!
In Jesus' Name,
Amen.

3 comments:

WhitneyBooze said...

beautiful!

Vickie said...

I have never left a comment on your blog, but your story has inspired me in so many ways. I check on your precious daughter every single day. She has the sweetest smile I've ever seen and her strength and determination astound me...as does yours.
My son was shaken by his sitter at 9 mths old and suffered a brain injury. Our struggles can't even begin to compare to yours, but reading your blog and your prayers inspire me to be a better mother and Christian. You're an amazing person. God knew exactly what he was doing when he chose you for his special angel's mom!
Congrats on McKenzie's success with eating. I have faith w/ you that it won't be long until she's eating pizza!
Vickie Smith
Atlanta, GA

Bunny said...

Hi are you willing to share Mackenzie's new drink, that is chock full of calories?

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