Monday, March 28, 2011

My Girl is a Miracle

Dr. S, the chief of orthopaedic surgery at JH, is a world-renowned spinal surgeon.  He is one of the best in the world and is very highly respected in the spinal world.  We knew he was who we wanted to see to find out more about Abby's spine.

In Abby's initial spinal xrays, she had scoliosis and kyphosis (a curve and a hunchback).  We were looking at several spinal surgeries involving metal rods and spinal fusion.  We were bracing ourselves for the announcement of the first of several surgeries at today's appointment.

So imagine our surprise when Dr. S said that she no longer has scoliosis and that her kyphosis is within the normal limits!!  NO spinal surgeries are needed!!  We don't even need to follow-up unless our pediatrician sees something concerning. 

AMAZING.

We were in shock...still are, I think!  I'm processing everything slowly because for five months we just assumed that metal rods were in our future.  After today, it doesn't seem like that's the case!!  We can safely look for Abby to walk, run, skip, jump, and roll around much like a typical child! 

Very few people saw the NICU xrays that we saw, but those that did can attest to the miracle.  It is a miracle that Abby's spine is perfectly fine now, because it wasn't.  You could see and feel the hump when she was on her stomach, and we could run our fingers up her spine and feel the curve about halfway up.  It wasn't normal...and now it is!! 

Whether or not you agree, we believe that God has performed a miracle in Abby and that He is using her to show others how awesome He is.  So we're going to do our part and tell everyone about this miracle!!  :)

 We're on cloud nine tonight with this awesome news.  I hope it brightened your day too!

11 comments:

Darryl said...

Your mother and I saw those original x-rays and we can attest that God has performed a miracle in little Abby. I am confident that this is just one of many that the Lord has in store for her as a part of the testimony He is building for her. Praise The Lord!

mom said...

I think those x-rays are forever etched in my memory. This is truly a miracle. The thought of Abby being able to run with her cousins is such a gift from God.

Amanda Davis said...

What a blessing. It is wonderful to see how God answers prayers and uses a little girl to show us His miracles. Thank you for sharing this wonderful news. I will pass it on to the Mom's group I am in, as we are always praying for Abby.

Becca said...

that is amazing! Thanks for sharing that wonderful miracle with us :-)

Megan said...

I saw those xrays!! WOW! God is amazing and that Abby girl sure is a miracle! :0)

Debbie said...

I am in awe and stunned to have a spectator's part in this living miracle. May God's blessings continue to be with each of you.

katie said...

My mom, Julie E, told me about your blog. I am so thrilled that you got such fantastic news today!

Sandy said...

Miracles are all around us--we do have an Awesome God!! :) How wonderful for Abby! And, isn't it a joy to share the miracles with others so that they may see the power of prayer & that God is in control and that we are not. Loving you guys from afar, Sandy Murphy

Mindi and Adrian said...

That's fantastic news for Abby and your family!!! :) Hooray!!

Anonymous said...

I can't tell how overwhelmed I am with gratitude to the Lord who is the greatest! I asked my Mom, a wonderful prayer warrior, to pray for Abby at the time of her birth. When I told her the miracle news, she said" I told you the Lord has put His hand on that child!" Her message to you is to keep praising Him and trusting Him to finish what He has started ! P.T.L.

Toni said...

Our God is so much greater than anything we could imagine. His work in Abby and in all of us who have been praying is ongoing and all-powerful. Celebrating with you and praising HIM!