Well I’m sitting here thankful for quite a few things. First off, for all the support and love that people have sent our way through emails and comments on our blogs the last couple of days… you guys are making me weep (in good ways) – and reminding us over and over that God has not forgotten about us, He’s still laying Ava and our family on your hearts – and even your little one’s hearts – and so even today when I don’t seem to have much hope in hearing good news tomorrow, we know that God still cares and is being so faithful.
And the verses that you guys are sending!!! Love them! Here is one that a friend sent… with her note
Romans 15: 13 May the God who gives hope fill you with great joy.
May you have perfect peace as you trust in him.
May the power of the Holy Spirit fill you with hope.
(this is from the NIV bible for young readers…so simple isn’t it?)
It is simple, so simple, but exactly right and just what we need right now, joy, perfect peace and hope…. all free gifts of God to those who believe in Him and call on His name. We are so blessed by God even in this crazy situation.
So yes, the situation. Ava’s echo tomorrow is going to be a sedated echo, so she will be NPO (nothing passes orally) starting from 4:00 am to get her ready for sedation for 9:00. It is going to be a very thorough echo, they are going to leave no blood vessel unscanned as they seek to discern whether or not Ava’s heart function has improved at all.
As the doctor on rounds said today, if her heart function looks better, we will redo the cath. If it’s not better, or if it is worse then…. He just stopped talking. He didn’t need to continue, we both knew what he meant. It means we need to think about transplant.
But that is still tomorrow’s worries, so I won’t borrow trouble.
I am thankful that my mom could come down and spend a night with me and spend time with Ava. I’m grateful that the Ronald MacDonald House got us an apartment and that my mom could help me move in and that Jason and the kids will join me shortly. And I’m grateful that we have such good care at Sick Kids and that Ava’s cardiologists, both in London and Toronto are very caring and compassionate.
And I’m thankful that Ava is doing so well and had a good day and that even though we are in room with sick children we still can laugh and joke with the other moms and nurses and have good days.
And I’m grateful that Jason is doing an amazing job at home with the kids and that friends and family are helping so he doesn’t have to do it all on his own.
But please please, keep praying! Your prayers are strengthening our faith and God’s power is evident, and whatever comes tomorrow, we know that God will see us through.