Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ONLY GOD~Visit with the Nuerosurgeon

I feel like I can't do this story justice, just how big this is.  The enormity has just filled me up with awe.

People can and may dismiss this as, well...these things just happen sometimes.

We disagree.  We serve an awesome and wonderful God!

He knew.  He KNEW where we were at mentally and physically.  HE KNEW....

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Wednesdays are the hardest days to do anything for us.  This is the day we juggle more.  This is the day we have EVERYTHING going on....more than one co-op, home school, babysitting, dialysis.

This was the only day we were able to get in to the neurosurgeon.  We were not going to say no.  This day...this appointment held the results of the sedated MRI.

We knew Hope needed surgery at the base of her skull. Her x-rays made that obvious. Her discs were slipping.  Even we, the newbies to this, could see the severity in Hope's x-ray. This neurosurgeon (one of the leading....which is another God story) said he just wanted the MRI to make sure there wasn't something more extensive needed.

That brings us to this morning.  This morning was a bit chaotic.

Little mini explosions, tiny instances of defiance, washing machine isn't working and so there was a scramble for clothes...

We had multiple babysitters lined up.

Bekah, Grace, Hope, and I swung by and picked up Isabella.  (Sarah needed to head down to college.)
The entire way the babies (all sitting by each other) squealed and chatted in baby talk.  Oh, and they danced to the local Christian radio station.  (I need to get this on video.)

We drove deep into down town to a massive Children's hospital...armed with hand sanitizer and keeping our distance from anyone that even coughed once.

We checked in and waited in a large, fairly quiet, waiting room.


There were only two other children.

Of course, then there was us...and the squeaky shoes.  I had honestly forgotten I had bought them in China until last week.  Isabella has decided she LOVES them.




Imagine a forty minute wait and.... squeak squeak squeaky squeak.  I was laughing so hard and the other parents were good sports.  Our Isabella is a little busy whirlwind.

We were called into a small room with soft light blue armchairs....like the little rooms in the ICU where they call you in to talk about the seriousness of a medical situation.

The doctor came in, all chill with his gray hair and ponytail.  His bedside manner is kind and relaxed.  He looked (minus the white coat) like he should be on a surfboard.

He immediately pulled up Hope's MRI.  I get a feeling he hadn't really examined it beforehand.  He's a highly sought after doctor.  His time is (seriously) precious.

His first word's were, "Hmmmmm....this is different.  I'm going to sit down with the other doctors and go over this."  (This didn't surprise me.  We don't do typical here.)   He said this quietly several times throughout the appointment.

He stated it like he hasn't seen this before.

It's what he said next that fills me with awe and wonder.

He explained that Hope's body had compensated (his words) for the atlantoaxial instability.  There is NO pressure or narrowing of the spinal cord...NONE.  You could tell this in and of itself had surprised the doctor.  That wasn't all though.  IF the discs slip more, she STILL HAD MORE ROOM.  Her body had COMPENSATED.

HOPE DOES NOT NEED SURGERY...neither of the girls do.

He wants them back for x-rays in a year.

I wish you could have heard the doctor's voice.  It was almost like he was stumped as to how this could be.

ONLY GOD

I think he expected a bigger reaction from me.  I was straight faced.  My brain couldn't process this news.

ONLY GOD

It wasn't until we arrived in the car that the tears of joy started.  They rolled down my face like a triumphant myriad of angels sung in my heart.

ONLY GOD

We ask you to join us in praise friends, to our MIGHTY KING!!!!


"May the peoples praise you, God;

    may all the peoples praise you." Psalm 67:3

5 comments:

  1. PRAISE THE LORD!!!
    I can hardly wait to share the news with the church! God has answered the prayers of so many people through this!

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  2. Of course, I would be happy too. PRAISE OUR WONDERFUL KING OF KINGS PRAISE THE LORD, PRAISE JEHOVAH RAPHA.. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!!!!!!


    Erika

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  3. Whaaaaaat????? That is seriously awesome! PRAISE GOD!

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