Mr. Prince and Miracle Myra
Myra is now a whopping 9lbs 9oz and 21.5 inches long! I feel like she is in a forever newborn state! But, who doesn't want their baby to stay a baby forever, right? Well....not exactly, but having her small and cuddly for a little longer has made things a little easier. I think as she grows, the small size of her head will become much more prominent and I'll be getting a lot more stares and questions. I'm not quite ready for that. Anyway, her growth curve is starting to fall, which was already below the charts. So, she suggested we fortify any bottles we give her with formula (which is only about once a week right now) and said if she continues to not gain weight well, we may have to fortify once a day or more. They will recheck her weight in about a month. Grow baby, grow!!
And, just in case anyone was doubting parts of Myra's suchers being smoothed out at the healing service we went to....her head now measures 33.9 (up from 33.6)! Based on what the neurologist said about her brain not putting pressure on the skull because it has enough room to grow inside right now, it MUST have been God that moved those bones!
Also, the eczema we have been suspecting since Thanksgiving now has a staff infection apparently. I wouldn't have any clue it was infected, so I'm glad she said something. Myra is now on antibiotics, which I HATE, but it's best for her right now....so I'll deal.
Paul and I attended a Birth Trauma class this week and met someone who works at a place called Turnstone, a center for children and adults with disabilities. She was telling us about social worker options, therapy options and additional programs we might be interested in. Yet another God-ordained meeting. I have been floored by how very clear God has been speaking to me through sermons, books, devotionals, people and prayer the last few months. He has made it very clear that He is not done healing Myra. So, maybe we won't need those extra programs after-all. Until then, I'd like to research as many options as possible and maybe attend their support group. It feels a little isolating to be surrounded by all perfectly healthy children, including my own.
But, for now Myra is doing physical therapy once a week and I continue the therapy daily. I am pleased with her range of motion and tone right now, but they are telling me we will see what her true tone issues will be when she starts more voluntary movements. But, we are working on grasping objects, holding her head up, rolling and tummy time right now. I think she's doing well. I see improvements. =)
So, the waiting game still continues. The doctors say her brain has been severely damaged, but I know the God that created her brain to begin with!! HE will do what HE wishes with her brain, and her life. And I, but a breathe that has been given the unique opportunity to see His hand at work so intimately, will just wait in hope and belief.
As John spoke of a blind man from birth and his healing: "...but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life." John 9:3b
May Myra's life show God's work to all who hear...