Another hard day, but still lots of things to be thankful for. As you heard from James' post, Cora's surgery was cancelled. They did an echocardiogram this morning and found that the fluid around Cora's heart was the same or maybe even less. This was a praise! Joel and I prayed last night that the surgery wouldn't be necessary. Cora has been on an oscillator since this morning. The doctor decided that she needed to be on this machine to help recruit the collapsed lung space. She transitioned well to this machine and has been pretty stable the rest of the day. There have been many answers to prayer today. We are trying to focus on the little praises (baby steps), but sometimes it is so hard when your baby is still lying on a bed hooked up to all these big machines. We are longing to hold our baby and giggle with her again. Pray that this will be possible soon! We know that God is good. He is holding our precious little baby in His hands. That is the best place she could be. We are praying for a miracle. Lord, please restore our little girl's body and get rid of the cancer!
"The LORD your God is with you, he is MIGHTY TO SAVE. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17
-The surgery was cancelled!
-Cora transitioned well to the oscillator
-Cora has had lots of very wet diapers today (That is a good thing. Yeah for pee!)
-The seeping from Cora's incision seems to be slowing down
-All of Cora's blood gases were normal this evening
-The skilled doctors and nurses who are taking such good care of Cora
-Friends and family who continue to support us through this journey (Joel's friend Nathan even flew in from New Hampshire today)
-Cora is 11 months old today!
-Cora's lungs would open completely up and function properly
-Cora would be able to transition back to the ventilator soon
-We would continue to see signs that Cora's body is functioning like it should
-The chemo would be killing the cancer
-Cora's lungs would stay free from infection
-A good day tomorrow
-The ability to rest in God's peace as we wait
Thanks for your continued prayers. We are so thankful for the army of prayer warriors who are storming the gates of heaven for our daughter.