Immeasurably more HOPE! Update #4...

Hope overflowed when Dr Bleiweis came to meet us grinning from ear to ear!  Surgery was a complete success and Rachel is doing incredible!  After hearing the wonderful news, we were allowed to finally see her!  What a sight for sore eyes!  Our precious baby girl was still sleeping through this most miraculous day!  I stroked her hair and cried like a baby!  The nurse tried to console me and tell me that she understood how difficult it was to see her this way!  What she didn't know was that I wasn't crying in sadness, but in absolute JOY!  It appears that the Lord has "extended the loan" to us on the life of our precious daughter!  All glory to Him for proving Himself immeasurably more than I could ever imagine! I am humbled by His love for me through the gift of this little treasure.  I am equally humbled that He would express such love to me through so many of you that have willingly stood in the gap on Rachel's behalf today!  May His blessings overflow to you in return for your "labor of love"!  I covet your continued prayers for Rachel, as the next few days will be difficult ones...


Rachel is beginning to wake up and begging with her sad, sad eyes for an escape from her pain, her thirst, and the very uncomfortable breathing tube down her throat.  It is heart-breaking to watch the tears roll down the sides of her face and have absolutely no power to do anything about it!  OK... now might be the time for consolation!  Better yet... I'll pray that my God, who has immeasurably more power than I will ever possess will sooth and comfort...  


I'd especially ask you to pray early tomorrow morning, as the plan is to decrease sedation medications at 5AM tomorrow morning, so that they can "wean" Rachel off the intubation tube and hopefully remove it shortly thereafter.  I'm dreading this, even as I type, but can not forget the incredible Father that I serve!


Thank you again for your wonderful support and encouragement!  I will never grow tired of telling Rachel the stories of your love for her...









13 comments:

  1. God is the ultimate healer! Thank you Lord for cradling Rachel in your hands throughout her surgery and for watching over her until she got in the arms of her most precious family.

    Rachel, we are praying for you, Sweetheart. We know that God will use you mightily to serve him during your lifetime. Thank you for showing all of us that the Lord is always working miracles.

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  2. Praying for your sweet Rachel...Lord, wrap her in your comforting arms and help her to understand that "this to" shall pass.

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  3. I couldn't get home fast enough to find your next update - THANK YOU! We continue to pray for your sweetest angel who has touched so many of us.

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  4. Sweet Rachel has been in my thoughts and prayers all day. I will continue lifting her up as she recovers from her miraculous surgery. What a marvelous day!!!

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  5. I've been thinking about you guys all day. I'm so happy she is doing well :)
    Looking forward to PINK pictures of your precious girl.

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  6. Wonderful news, I have been praying for her ALL day! I will pray tonight as well, sweet baby!!! Can't WAIT to see pink lips and fingers:)
    Hang in there!!

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  7. Praising and Praying with you!!!!!

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  8. Thank you Lord! What a beautiful report. You will be home and playing dressup in no time. Praying for all of you.

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  9. We are so happy to hear this news. What a blessing and miracle to be a part of. God bless you all and prayers for Rachel tomorrow and the coming days.

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  10. Praising God with you for the miraculous day! I pray for a restful night and good pain control especially as they begin to wean her from the sedation.

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  11. Praise God!!!!! I will continue to pray for your precious Rachel and continue to praise the Lord for your beautiful child!!

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  12. Praising the Lord this morning as we read Rachel's update!!!

    Lisa Murphy & family

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  13. Praying for precious Rachel and for her pain to be as minimal as possible. I really believe God chose you for this child because not only did He know how incredible you are as parents, but because you two would witness to so many people through Rachel's story....I love how God works!

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