Living Faith

Noah was surrounded by people who wanted to dissaude and detract him from following God's call in his life. Noah acted in faith to God's call even though what he was called to do went against common sense and the "rules". Noah ran his race with the intent to win. He did not worry about public opinion. We can look at Noah's life for guidance when it seems we are the only ones walking a certain path; running an only course. We are not alone in our faith. God will always be there to guide and help through life's many storms and trials. An active and living faith can at times require actions that may seem new and uncomfortable, but the rewards are eternal.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Surgery plus three, S+3

We are three days from surgery day and Chloe is looking much better.

Thankfully, they do not tell you how bad your daughter "was" until she "is" better.

The surgery was an emergency. I was hoping they would wait until morning but they did not want to risk something bursting in her abdomen. Her tummy was so taunt that it sounded like a drum, her blood vessels were pushed to the surface of the abdomen looking like a road map and her skin was so shiny.

I do not think they would have gotten to her in time if it had not been for a special nurse. She stood up for Chloe and stuck to her evaluations that something was definitely not right and waiting any longer would only do damage.

It reminds me of the story of Esther. This young nurse, with her dark hair and dark skin could be an Esther look-a-like. Esther, an orphan, raised by her uncle stood up in the face of death to rescue her fellow Jews. Oh, to have the faith of Esther. This nurse, of faith, stood up, respectfully asked, did not back down to what she knew was right even though she could have been dismissed.

We named one of our Bulldogs after the nurse. Not much in the way of thanks, I know.

I am pretty sure we will come back up to visit all the wonderful nurses on TCH6 when Chloe, Raeya and I come up on our nephrologist appointments every 3 months. The girls and I will make many wonderful treats for these nurses who go above and beyond what is required.

At three days after surgery, Chloe has been able to lengthen her time between extra pain medication boluses, she is interested in doing puzzles, coloring and playing with some very special Hello Kitty sticker books.

Everyone is amazed still at the way she has hung in there. God has granted this little one another recovery from a near fatal health status.

Serving Him in the good and what seems to be the not-so-good.

Many Blessings,

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