We are back home in Indiana, friends. Let me just say, as I sit in amazement. Lillian went in for her procedure and the doctor came out and said her airway looked totally open except a tiny shelf. They did go ahead and do the balloon dialation and used a chemo drug to spread on the airway to discourage further tissue build up. The doctor was simply astonished. She asked the whole OR if they had the right kid, but her airway was very much open now and even her stoma was smaller than a week ago. Seriously, I was sitting there in stunned silence. She said,' I don't know what happened, I really didn't anitcipate the procedure working for her considering the amount of stenosis there was, and now it is almost completely open...' I said ' it was prayed open'...she said you must be right. I feel like I've been on the fastest roller coaster in the land this week. There is absolutely no comfort like the Holy Spirit reaching down and showing us what God can do. I'm speechless for the most part. Speechless and so thankful. Everytime I close my eyes I am giving thanks. I said going into the surgery that that I knew this was God's path and not my own. He continues to bless us and answer our prayers even though it may not be the way I want it. We take her back in four weeks for a follow up in the office and then another bronch and closure of the stoma if needed. They may need to do one more balloon dialation, but she felt that was slim for the time. She did have quite a bit of pain last night, but she is doing well today.
"We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials for we know that they are good for us-they help us learn to endure" Romans 5:3