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And You Should Have Seen the Doctor's Face

Today we had appointments in Dallas again. It was bittersweet in a way, but heavy on the sweet and easy on the bitter. First Tommy and I had hoped to get a little more detail about delivery, but didn't get much there. We visited with a NICU doctor who just told me stuff I can Google (and have done that). However, while waiting to meet the NICU nurse I was looking at the bulletin board with all of the staff on it and noticed someone on there who originated from Centerville. I really pray that she is on duty when Kaydence gets here because I'd like to have one staffer there that I kind of know.

Let down number two was we didn't get to see Dr. M, and instead we saw Dr. Y, who as you know from previous posts, is the bomb dropper it seems. Tommy just gets all out of sorts about her and he doesn't dread seeing many people! It's not that she is bad, she just is extremely blunt and isn't really a pep talker, while Dr. M gives you the reasons to be thankful. However, I tried to maintain a positive outlook and things were good. Not as good as I would really love to hear, but still good. The great thing is that Kaydence weighed about 3.5 pounds and none of the things that CMV caused in the beginning have gotten worse. Her brain is still a little on the small side, but I still hold very firm that God will form her brain to be completely fine. There are no calcifications, no scars. THAT is stuff to be thankful for. Dr. Y thinks that she may have some developmental delays due to size, but I have faith she will be fine. And it has taken me all afternoon to feel less stressed about it. I have decided to reject that call on her and place all my faith in God. And anything standing in the way of that healing can just go away; there is no place for evil here.

But here is the AMAZING part of today. I had a visit with the cardiologist again. During the last checkup, the heart became much more of an issue. Kaydence apparently had a huge hole between her ventricles. Today, after a whole lot of prayer, the hole was much smaller! Dr. E's face was awesome. She was actually excited about it and even said that she feels like it will all correct itself. Isn't God an awesome God? I smiled at this news because I know God has been working on my baby. Dr. E does still have concern that the right side of her heart is working a little harder than it should and that maybe it is an issue with the placenta so she still wants me to deliver at Baylor. She also thinks the thickening of the heart will resolve itself as well. Praise be to God! I know that my high maintence daughter has a special purpose in God's plan even though I have no idea what that plan is, but I am thankful for each day I have had with her through this pregnancy, and once she gets here I will be thankful for each day I spend with her on this earth. I'm thankful for each day I have with all of my kids as a matter of fact. I hope you cherish the time spent with your family as well.

I would like to close with the prayer that my Pastor texted me earlier in response to this news. Please feel free to pray it with us. "Lord God I life Kaydence Grace for complete healing of her heart and brain. I ask her hole in her heart be mended by you Lord. Close it and make her heart normal. I ask you develop her brain fully Lord; grow it to normal. I ask for a well baby to be formed and developed by you Lord. Hear our prayer. Lord, in the name of Christ Jesus, I rebuke any evil or obstacle to this healing; claiming Psalm 35 and 37. I ask your angels come and help. Lord have mercy. Kaydence Grace in the name of Christ Jesus be developed fully; be healed in your body; your heart be whole in Christ. Your brain be fully developed in Christ. Lord have mercy. In Christ, Amen.

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