Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Much to be thankful for

A few weeks ago I proudly posted pictures of our new baby, Gianna Gabrielle Byers. A day or two later I took Shiloh and Gigi to the pediatrician to follow up for Shiloh because he had been sick with the croup two days before. Shiloh's report was great, his lungs were clear and he was recovering beautifully. However, when the Doctor checked Gigi he looked more than a little concerned. He suggested we take her emergency at the Children's hospital right away and warned me that it was quite possible that we would be admitted. They did xrays and blood work, and I held my tiny girl's hand through a blur of tears while they did a lumbar puncture on her tiny back.


It turned out she had RSV, because of it, she wasn't getting enough oxygen when breathing on her own. It was a tiring, scary week full of long nights and many prayers. Through it all, God was with us and our new little bundle.

A week after she was admitted, our sweet little miracle was released to come home. Today she went to the Doctor to follow up for her one month appointment and in the last 2 weeks, she has gained one pound, 7 ounces. She now is 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 20 ½ inches long. Sometimes it is in the quiet of life's most frightening moments that shows us just how much he loves us. If you happen to find yourself in such a moment, know that He is there and listen; He is telling you just how much He loves you.








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