Thursday, November 8, 2012
Omnipresent....or Just Hanging out in the Heart Station???
Genesis 28: 15, 16 states the following:
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you. Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it" (Genesis 28:15,16).
I know this is true, that God is omnipresent. Bob and I have discussed this in our studies over coffee (which I truly miss because I have not made it a priority lately). However, I felt like the only place He could have been today was in the Heart Station Fetal Echo room this morning at Children's in St. Louis. The news that was delivered to us today, I know it was from God.
Hayden behaved this morning and our tech, Diana, was able to accomplish her job in about 45 minutes! Many times it can take up to 90 minutes to get sufficient pictures of the heart becasue of constant movement. However, God was right there with us, moving her hands across Kelsea's belly and comforting Hayden throughout the process. After Dr. Singh came in and looked at the heart again for about 3 minutes, he turned towards us and said "The heart is functioning properly. It looks good and I don't see any major defects." Before he could finish, the flood gates had been raised and tears were rolling down my cheeks. It was unbelievable news this morning, something that I know ALL of your prayers had a hand in. God was so good to us today. He gave us some reassurance that He has a plan for Hayden and He is using him in so many ways. He is using Hayden to reach out to families who are hurting today, families who are making difficult decisions, families who feel like there is no hope. He is using Hayden to show His love and grace is greater than all things we could imagine here on Earth.
We also got to tour the NICU which was like a whole different world. Children's is such a neat place. From the train when you walk in from the parking garage to the little kids's voices in the elevators. It is truly an amazing place. The Neonatologist and Pediatric Surgeon we met with for over an hour gave Kelsea and I reassurance that Hayden is going to get the best care that is available after he is born and Dr. Cahill, the MFM we met with today, along with Dr. Shanks from our last visit, and Shannon and Chris (our Nurse Coordinators) have given us the confidence the Kelsea and Haydne have the best care leading up to his birth.
Thank you everybody for your prayers and well wishes. It has been another long day, but such a rewarding day. It was a nice change to hear some good news, some news that made the selfish, human part of me happy!