Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Looking for the end in sight

Mia's little personality is coming back more and more with each new day! Today she will need to have a chest tube put back in. She started eating yesterday and the fat from the food is causing some fluid to collect in her chest. We are told it is not uncommon for this to happen. Another small setback for an already slow and difficult recovery. I was really looking forward to hearing that we were being moved to the step down unit today and we would be one step closer to home. I am trying to focus on the positives and I know that we are moving in the right direction but I am tired of all of the setbacks. I try to look at the "grand scheme" of things and know that the memory of these past 2 1/2+ weeks will eventually fade. Ultimately Mia's life was saved with this surgery and while the journey has been unimaginable at times I would do it all again in a second. I am hoping by the weekend there will be an end in sight or at least talk of us moving closer towards home.

11 comments:

Carey and Norman said...

I know the setbacks are frustrating. My heart remains with your family and Mia as I know you are ready to be home and moving forward with your normal life. I continue to pray that God quickly heals Mia and speeds up her recovery.

Praying........

Tara Anderson said...

You may be facing small setbacks throughout the process, but precious little Mia's health is still taking HUGE leaps forward! The "long term" is a great place to focus on right now! Praying for you all....

Jill said...

Just stepped over from Kim Kenwards blog to check on Miss Mia.....

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during Mia's recovery!

Kim K. said...

I'm sorry to hear of additional setbacks. Prayers continue from West Michigan and the Kenward household. Mia's darling little face is going stay at the top of my blog as long as it takes. Hugs!!

Shanna said...

Mia got a good mommy!

I can't believe how much she's grown and how good she looks from her pics. I should email you a few from China (of her crying on the red couch)...you can see such a difference! How are your boys holding up in all this?

Anonymous said...

Spoke with Dan tonight at soccer and I'm sorry to hear about her setback but please know that I and so many others are thinking and praying for Mia and all of you!! The road to home is getting closer, but just has a few bumps right now! Mia is definitely a strong little girl and God will see her through this!! Will continue to say prayers for little Mia and to continue to heal her and give her the strength to get over this. Try to take care of yourselves and will hope for good news tomorrow. Hugs!! Jeanie

Mom said...

This journey has been difficult and has tried your patience and your strength and perhaps even your faith. But our trust is in a good God-a God of mercy and infinite wisdom. Wisdom we can not hope to understand and so there are questions we have no answers for. I look at Mia and I see this precious gift that God has graciously given to us and I am overwhelmed and humbled by His generosity. He knew He was giving her to the best parents and family for her-don't ever doubt that. Now we just need to believe and trust that He is molding her through all of this to do great things someday. Perhaps the greatest would be to return to China someday and adopt a little girl. That takes a special person to do that. Mindy, you are special-you have given new life to Mia. Everyday her life is better than it ever has been. We will get through this. Trust God-He knows His plan for you and for Mia.

Juli said...

Oh how wonderful to see her smile...continuing to pray for you all.

TanyaLea said...

There are so many good and encouraging words already on this post, but the one from your Mom really touched me to read. Clearly you have an amazing family and support system...and she is right...you have given Mia a new life...one that she can LIVE and that is an amazing blessing worthy of giving praise for! God is faithful, He WILL see you through!! <><

Blessings and Hugs,
~Tanya

Lindy said...

I'm sorry to hear about another setback. What a blessing that Mia has a loving family to see her through this life-saving procedure.

Shannon said...

I'm praying for you!!!!! Georgia wound up with fluid around one of her lungs and it was frustrating. Keep your eyes on that big picture and the fact that you will be home before you know it...seriously Georgia just had her one month post-op Monday and the surgery feels like it was eons ago already. Mia will be running, climbing and jumping before you know it. Georgia just started dive-rolling like a football player yesterday, Mia will be there soon!