Friday, October 30, 2009

Myra is HOME!!

Miracle Myra currently 1 month old, 7lbs 5oz

Well, our computer crashed the day we brought Myra home, so I haven't had a chance to update my blog. Our good friend was nice enough to rebuild the whole thing for a SECOND time over the weekend. We are truly blessed with our friendships these days!

The Klan has been waiting 30 days for their baby sister to come home!

Myra came home on Friday, October 23rd. She left weighing 6lbs 12oz and is now 7lbs 5oz, less than a week later! She is doing great! She is still full-time breastfeeding, too. She is having some gas issues from the nissen fundoplication and we are trying to work those out using Mylicon drops and Gripe water. I hope this won't be a long-term issue and she will start to feel better soon. After all she has gone through, I hate for her to be in more pain for many more weeks...

Angelica Pickles and Myra

We have received so much support and prayer during this time we are overwhelmed with thankfulness. A good friend of mine has organized meals 4x a week since Myra was born, continuing through the second week of November. My children would have had pb and mac and cheese for weeks straight if these wonderful meals weren't coming! It has been such a blessing! We have also had many friends and family provide childcare while we needed to be at the hospital. Another good friend from MI will be staying with us the first week Mr. Prince goes back to work and my mother is coming the following week to help, too. And I can't forget to mention the hundreds of people lifting Myra and our family up in prayer. He is listening and has been answering those prayers daily. Thank you so much!

Princess Pea and Myra

So, at this point we are doing well and adjusting fine. Myra seems to be doing better than anyone expected, and we know it's because her Father in heaven has been restoring her little body bit by bit, despite the doctor's diagnoses. I read her discharge paperwork this week and she was actually given 22 diagnosis during her 30 days in the hospital....all of which have resolved (except some slight hypertonia in her legs which will be treated with physical therapy). Wow! It's overwhelming reading through the paperwork and realizing just how sick our little girl was and how dire the situation was those first 48hours. But, we are so thankful for the peace that God graciously poured on us during those days and the hope and promises He gave us. He spoke to us very specifically through His Word and through many different songs during those weeks in the hospital. Those songs and scriptures I will always hold dear and can't wait to share them with Myra when she is older. I have also kept a daily journal for her, recording her condition and all the miracles God performed as he restored her. I'm so glad I kept up with it looking back on the experience.
Sid the Science Kid and Myra

As for the future, it is still unknown. Though, we know Myra's life is in God's hands and trust His omniscience and His love for Myra. He knows exactly what He created Myra for, and we've trusted that all along, whether in life or death. And, we are still asking for a complete healing for Myra. The doctors say she has "global atrophy" in her brain and that they can't pin-point specific areas of the brain that are damaged. They said we will see deficiencies as she grows and develops to tell us what has been damaged. But, we know the brain is an amazing organ that heals itself and creates new pathways after paths have been damaged. Anyone who works with the brain must know there is a Creator because of how complex it is and how unpredictable it can be. We are praying that whatever parts have been damaged are parts of our brain that we don't use anyway, or that God will restore the functions that have been damaged. Either way, we want Myra to have full capacity in the end. And, what greater testimony than a full restoration from a body that had no life when it was born!! And, it's quite obvious in this case that is was God restoring Myra. Even many of her doctors have attributed her success to God! The doctors sustained her body for a time, but they could not make her organs start to function, her breathing come back, her suck/swallow reflex come back, or anything else that has restored. Humans are still very limited when it comes to such medical conditions, and we are so thankful we had someone Greater to turn to in a time like this. I don't know how anyone could go through a situation like this without a belief in a Greater Power. And I'm thankful God found Mr. Prince and I early in our lives and prepared us for this situation, too.

Boo Boo and Myra

So, thank you to all who have been praying for Miracle Myra and we ask that you continue to lift her life up in prayer, praying not only for her restoration but for her testimony to "astound" anyone who hears it. Isaiah 29:14, "Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder."

This scripture tells our story perfectly....

2 Corinthians 1: 8-11 "We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many."


J-momma said...

it's so nice to see her without all the tubes and needles all over her body. she is just so gorgeous! the kids must be so excited to have their baby sister home. didn't your oldest predict it would be a girl?

Inglesidemom said...

Beautiful baby! God is so very good. We will keep praying!


Shanna said...

Praise God for your precious little one!

Janna said...

What an amazing God we serve! So glad she is home and doing so well.
Enjoy your family!