Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thankful Thursday

We've been trying to decide which hospital is the best place for us to deliver.  We're not concerned about my care because either will be wonderful, but we want to make sure that Abby is in the absolute best place possible.  After lots of calls, emails, and questions, we finally feel a peace about our decision.  We're staying where we are at UMD-B and are very comfortable with it.  The aunt of a friend of ours is a NICU nurse there and I spent 40 minutes on the phone with her today.  It was wonderfully reassuring!  Depending on Abigail's surgical and extended-care needs down the road, we may need to switch to another wonderful hospital better equipped for her care, but for now we are staying here.

So...my thankful Thursday for this week:

*  I'm thankful for peace!  I've been so worried!  We feel like we're in good hands now.
*  I'm thankful for connections that have helped me to feel more comfortable.
*  I'm thankful for my pediatrician!  I love that man!!!

Lastly, I'm thankful for this guy...

He's so silly!

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Julie,

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say that I admire your (and your families) courage, patience, and persistence in taking care of sweet Abby. As a note of encouragement to you, I wanted to tell you about my sister, Kelsie. She was supposed to be born with Downs--all the test said so. The doctors even told my mom she needed to "consider all her options" because Kelsie's life would be miserable. My parents prayed for her, did research, we even went to classes and counseling on how to take care of special needs babies. Kelsie turned 21 in June, completely healthy. She has been able to live as a testament to the Lord's healing powers and has an incredible built-in ministry. On the other side of the coin, my sister, Savannah, fell sick when she was four with Encephalitis and Meningitis, both of which caused permanent brain damage. Savannah goes to therapy five days a week and still struggles to complete some tasks other kids her age are able to do with out problems, but she is growing and thriving and happy. She started third grade this week. :)

I have no doubt Abby will be the same way as both of my sweet sisters. God will use her and your family to do something amazing. He has a plan, even when we don't understand.

We are praying for you, your family, and sweet Abby. May HIS will be done.