Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Tiny Life ... A Journey Begins.

It's a blessed journey for our Granddaughter, Claire. She was born premature on April 15th at 12:04 in the afternoon, only 25 weeks old. She weighed 1 pound 7 ounces. She arrived via Cesarean section; A rude awakening to the new world awaited her. During the weeks that have followed, Claire has been on a ventilator, fed intravenously. In order to provide the best medical care possible, she has required blood transfusions. Holding her or touching her would present too much of a risk. Her mommy & daddy could only talk to her in an effort to comfort during this fragile time. During the first week of her life in the NICU, they found a 1.7mm hole in her heart. Her lungs were filling with blood and she would tire easily. She was 'riding' the ventilator as she was too tired to breath on her own. After administering medication to speed her heart to heal. She miraculously recuperated & the hole healed to .7mm. Unfortunately, this was not good enough. She began riding the ventilators a day later and her lungs were filling again. She was taken to surgery where they performed heart surgery on little Claire, grateful for every prayer, healing thought &  powerful gesture!!  We waited.

Claire came out of surgery still fighting. The doctors listed her critical & we waited. One week later, Claire has been taken off the ventilators, and is looking forward to her first feeding. Today, her mommy gets to hold her. Thankfully, Claire is thriving! Her heart is healing.

THANK YOU!!!  Thank You To every single person who kept Claire in their thoughts, prayers, daily blessings & healing circles. The action of prayer & healing is a powerful thing!  Never under estimate it's presence in your life! If we only knew it's breadth we could move mountains!

Now we look forward to Claire moving forward in her life, moving home to be with her family! She has a big Sister, Big Brother, her Mommy & Daddy and an loving beautiful world full of Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and a circle of friends who look forward to greeting her home!

Hurry little angel! 
Get well and speed home to all that wait for you with open arms!

"Angels are often silent, 
But they are listening to every thought that stirs our soul."