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Kaydence Has a Lot of Heart

Yes, as noted by the title, Kaydence has a big heart...already. Not too big, but it measures a little bigger than what Dr. E thinks it should be. I just think it is a sign of the kind of person she will be! Yesterday we traveled to Dallas to see our wonderful doctors, and the sonogram for her measurements went great! Kaydence still has no calcifications on her brain and no more than the few original specks are on her liver. Dr. M was very optimistic and basically said he doesn't see any more signs of viral damage. Thanks be to God! Her brain and body all are measuring where they should be so I am very confident that we will not see any brain damage in Kaydence. But Dr. M did get concerned looking at her heart, so he referred us to Dr. E, one of the sweetest and most genuine doctors I have ever met.

I bet she looked at images of Kaydence's heart for 45 minutes at least. She told us the day of the amniocentesis that there was a hole between the ventricles, but it was midsized and would probably shrink a little as time goes by. Yesterday, Dr. E was a little more concerned because that hasn't happened yet. The blood was flowing through the aortic valve a little faster than it maybe should. This raises concern that her artery may develop a narrowing and cause issues later. I personally believe that God can fix this so I'm just going to pray specifically about it.

The best part is that the doctor was really trying to downplay it all. She said it wasn't severe enough that surgery would be required immediately upon birth, but it may be required anywhere from 4-6 months of age. Personally, I am doing okay with this as a little over a month ago, another doctor told us not to expect Kaydence to even take her first breath! But I also am going to pray that God continues to heal her heart now. The doctor also confirmed that she wants Kaydence to be born in Dallas (at Baylor) so that was good because we've been wondering how all of that will go down. I have been concerned that if I have Kaydence in Palestine that she will need to be care flighted to a hospital with a NICU and I would be stuck in Palestine away from her, so now that worry has been taken away.

God has answered prayer after prayer lately and I want to make sure I listen to His voice. Last week as I visited with my pastor, we opened up the Bible and there was a verse that spoke loudly to me in Psalms 87:5 that God himself will establish her. Yes, I know that the passage was actually referring to Jerusalem, but I feel that God was letting me know that He is taking care of Kaydence Grace and establishing her. No matter what happens, I know God is with us and He is working on her. I take great comfort in that. When we knock the dust off of our Bibles, we can see what He really wants to say to us.


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