Maddie Update

Thank you for praying for us and especially for Maddie. Oh, God is good and He is with us. We have received literally dozens of responses from you and we cherish your prayers and thoughts. You all are dear to us and your encouragement has been the deepest of delights.

We visited with her doctor Thursday and she underwent a colonoscopy, endoscope and colon and small intestine biopsy this morning. Jenny was able to hold her while the anesthesiologist put her to sleep. The doctors and nurses were tender and wonderfully kind and we only cried a little. The gastroenterologist saw no abnormalities in her colon or small intestines but took several biopsies to rule our Crones, Celiacs and cystic fibrosis.

Ok then...

Madeline took a very long nap and is nursing and eating well. She had, as of her Thursday appointment, gained 8 ounces in the past week. We praise Jesus for a half pound on our baby girl!

We will find out results later next week and if nothing is wrong we will head back to Guatemala as soon as we have an open flight. We made it though the 2009 Greater Dallas Ice Capades and through to Lubbock with only two cancelled flights and an overnight stay with brother and sister-in-law. The 300 miles between DFW and Lubbock proved a tougher haul than Guatemala to Dallas. 

Thank you again for your prayers as we have felt so dearly the gentle hands of our Lord and Shepherd guiding and comforting us these past several days. He is indeed Immanuel, God with us.



Schweers' Mom said...

Thanks for the update. I'm so glad to hear the procedures went well. I know I would have cried buckets. It's hard to watch your kiddos be poked and prodded like that. I'll be praying for the results and a quick return home to Guatemala.

Alicia said...

Oh yay! Thanks for the update! We're still praying for you guys.