Thursday, August 19, 2010

surgery update

Just wanted to update that surgery went perfectly! We can already see the improvement in Mical's focus of her eyes. Incredible what resources we have available here in the States.
Very thankful.

Mical was not a happy camper today, but this evening she seemed to turn a corner. Expecting tomorrow to be a happier day.

Thanks for the prayers!!!
Mical...and fam

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to DeVos

Back to DeVos Children's Hospital for one last little surgery.
Mical's eyes don't work together which causes her several vision problems.

Thankfully, her eye specialist is going to improve things greatly for her on Aug. 18!

While she is very happy with her tummy and the ways the other Dr. helped, she is not trilled with the "methods" needed to produce these helpful, umm, the word "surgery" or "shot".

Going to the hospital hasn't happened in several months.
She's a trooper. There is no doubt in my mind that she'll handle it great.

Usually I dread things more for my kids than they probably ever do themselves. I remember the dread I was filled with over taking away the pacifier from my toddlers!

So, prayers that the surgeon's hands be guided by the Lord so she can have the best possible outcome.

Okay, and I'm going to share a cool story about how the Lord just keeps showing off through Mical's medical journey...

When we got the pictures of Mical and Moses, I mentioned to a friend how I thought from the photo that maybe her eyes weren't quite focusing correctly. This friend told me about the Dr. who worked with her from the time she was young. She also informed me how difficult it is to get an appointment with him! At her next appt., she and her grandma told him about our family's adoption and how our daughter might have vision problems. He told them he'd see us when we got Mical home. I didn't think much about it at the time because I didn't even know if her eyes had problems at all. Long story short, he's the Dr. doing her surgery. God had the Doctors lined up for her before we even knew what she was going to need. He completely guided us to the surgeon for her bowels...maybe a story for another day =)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

camp week

We normally stick to catching butterflies...
But this week, Cole caught a bunny in the garden.
We carefully carried it to a better location.
It's so cute I really don't think I'm that bothered if it wants to eat the garden.

Lyric and Gavin are spending the week at Pine Ridge Bible Camp.
We heart PR.
It's Thursday and I still haven't gotten a letter...

For those of us who didn't go to camp...
We were able to have a reunion of four Welcome Home kiddos!
(Mical, Moses, Nathan and Rebecca were all there together.)
We are so happy their family decided to vacation in MI!
Now we think they should come EVERY summer.
Last week we went blueberry picking.
Moses donated most of his to the ground and to his stomach.