This morning we were there to see Addi when visiting hours started at 8:00 am. She was wide awake and looked so normal and content. She's so sick, but still looks so happy and has no clue what is going on. They performed another x-ray on her at 7:00 am, but the results weren't in yet. So, we just sat there and talked to our baby girl for about an hour. As we were leaving the neonatologist motioned for us to come look at the newest x-ray. He sat down with us and explained again what was going on. He then showed us the difference in last night x-ray and the newest one. There was improvement! Praise Jesus! We aren't out of the woods yet though. They are going to do another x-ray this afternoon to make sure nothing else has come up. Please pray that this infection disappears and she reacts well to the antibiotics. She will start getting more fussy the next few days b/c she will realize she isn't eating.
The doctor seems to think that whatever caused the seizures might some how be related to this even though they are completely different vital organs. They are thinking all of this might have happened before she was born. We will more than likely never know the cause. I never had any complications during my pregnancy, which makes this such a mystery. Right now I'm not worried about what caused it, I'm just wanting her to get better!
Yesterday, one of my best friends sent me an e-mail of a devotional she gets everyday b/c she thought of Addi when she read it. There was a poem in it that really helped ease my mind about everything. While we were in the waiting room last night I kept reading it over and over. Because it affected me so much, I thought I would share it with you.
When your heart is heavy and burdened
And you can't see your way through,
While you're going through trials and testings
And you don't know what to do.
There's a friend above who watches
And He cares what happens to you;
This wonderful one is Jesus
And He will see you through.
He cares when your heart is troubled
And the tears come falling fast,
He will come and heal your broken heart
And make it a thing of the past.
When the battle seems too great to win
And hard the enemy's blast,
Remember the battle is not yours but the Lord's
And againstHim Satan can't last.
So keep your eyes upon Jesus
And your troubles on Him roll;
He will fight your battles for you
And His love to you unfold.
He is a great and wonderful God
And His love as pure as gold;
Put your trust in Him today
And you will find rest for your soul.
Linna L. Lyle
Please keep praying for the healing of Addi. We want her to come home so badly. I know God has a reason for all of this, but it's still hard for us to understand. This situation has not only brought us closer to Him, but closer to each other. Thank you again for all of your love and support during this difficult time in our lives.