Sorry about the four day lag in updates, been a little busy… Naomi is doing good. We just got back from a wagon ride. One of the nurses that had not seen her in a week made a comment about her getting her fine motor skills back, how her color looks so much better, her respiration sounds better… she pointed out several things, and I have seen nice improvements in the last 4 days. Yesterday we tried to see how she would react to standing up. We had to hold her up but she reacted well. Her feet are flexing nicely and we see some good flexibility in her legs and arms. She has been a little fussy with her feedings, but we are working that out. She’s a little fussy right now, trying to let me know I need to fix it. I’m trying… This morning I was told her Lovenox levels were at good therapy levels. That means we are heading to rehab! I find myself wanting quicker gratification in her getting better, and I have to keep telling myself that I am used to big ‘ole daddy steps… she is used to little tiny baby steps. Naomi has taught me a lot in the past month. Patience. Kindness. Forgiveness. Perserverance. FAITH. Love. Compassion. Tenacity, which is something I thought I had in great measure until I saw that character shown in Naomi.
Isaiah 11:6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.
Wolf with the lamb? Lions and calfs? Improbable? And a child to teach and lead the way? As improbable as Naomi’s healing may have seemed, It happened. The speech therapists are here now, and say that her swallowing is excellent (she just started with oral stimulation this morning)… her healing has already taken place, and her body is just catching up. (Break) OK… the speech therapist just did a prelim swallow test and Naomi did well enough for them to try to feed her… our baby girl that was on full life support three weeks ago just finished eating applesauce!!! This is why we speak as though her healing is already complete, because that is what faith is… the ability to believe and see an outcome different from the one our eyes would try to convince us of. Three weeks ago… well, that was then. This is now. Tomorrow is not here yet. We have seen the hand of God on our little girl, and we continue to believe and stand in faith for her… and as we stand, we learn more about God’s character, and our very own as well.
Thank you God for this miracle wrought to teach us to be more like You, every day a couple more baby steps like You.