Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Baby Gracie News


Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in answered prayers? I sure do!! I had a phone call this morning from Melody with an update on Baby Gracie. Well folks the news is wonderful to say the least. The Doctors did 'Gene Testing' on our little Baby Gracie and the results are in. Baby Gracie is a fine healthy baby girl that does not have Smooth Brain Syndrome. Not only that but they did a few more test and she is in the 98 percentile for her age. Just how wonderful is all of that? Just a few short weeks ago a prayer request went out for Baby Gracie and her family and thanks to the many people that honored that request with prayer, God heard us and touched this sweet Baby with His healing love as only He can. If you react to this news as I did, you have tears streaming down your face right now. I take comfort in knowing that all we need to do when the burden becomes too difficult to bear is to offer it up to the Lord and He will take care of it for us. Thank you all for your prayers and if you posted the prayer request on your blog for Baby Gracie, please be sure to spread the good news.

We also have news about Mindy's health issues. The lung specialist told her that he does not believe that she has lung cancer. He did say however that she could very well have something else wrong that can be just as dangerous to her health as cancer. He wouldn't go into any detail until after she has gone through a series of tests. Mindy is a smoker and is trying very hard to quit. She also went to a Diet Dr. in Kentucky for quite some time. The lung specialist told her that between the smoking, diet pills and caffeine she has done considerable damage to her heart. He has ordered an EKG for her before he will scope her lung. He also told her that if she doesn't kick the smoking habit she will be dead by age 31. She will be going back to him the end of the month. So please keep her in your prayers. I know when I quit smoking, I did it with the help of Chantix. Mindy is going to have to quit on her own. I tried that and I failed numerous times. So your continued prayers for Mindy will be so very much appreciated.

Operation 'Git-r-done For Winter' is still in full swing around here. I was going pretty good for a few days and got side tracked with a Doctor's appointment. I also had a bad flare with the fibromyalgia and the Doctor took me off of Byetta and replaced it with Humalog. My blood sugar readings have been yo-yoing between the mid 200s and high 300s, which makes it difficult to function. I have been working with the Doctor trying to adjust the dosage, but haven't hit on a winner yet. I have a date with JD this afternoon to get the screened porch cleaned up today, then I will probably look for a spot to curl up and take a nap.

May your blessings be many.


17 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Awesome news for Baby Gracie! Its good to know that God is still in control :)

The Old Man and His Dog said...

Great news about Gracie.

Good luck with the Humalog. Let me know how you make out. I'm on Byetta now and it's working great, so far.

Mike Golch said...

that is wonderful news about Baby Gracie.

PEA said...

Dearest Jo,

I do indeed have tears, such wonderful news about baby Gracie! I've always believed in the power of prayer and He certainly heard all of the ones being said for Gracie!!

I pray that Mindy can quit smoking. My mom was 35 when the doctor told her if she didn't quit smoking she would never live to see her 40th birthday. She managed to quit and is now a healthy 77 year old:-)

I'm so sorry to hear that your fibromyalgia flared up...hopefully you'll soon find the right dosage you need. Please take care of YOU!!! xoxo

Lanny said...

Praise God for his mercies. Praise God for continually reminding us as to how precious life is and to what we ought to be lifting up in pray that others struggle with daily.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Praise the Lord about Gracie and Mindy! I know Mindy still has some difficult days ahead and still has to get past her tests and diagnosis, so I'll pray for her.

I know what you mean about feeling bad when your sugar is high, and also trying to get your dosage adjusted so you feel better without many nasty side effects. Praying for you too, dear heart.

Have a good rest of your week, Jo. :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Jeff K said...

Very Good News. So glad to hear it.

Juli said...

How very wonderful !!!

I could never doubt the power of love and healing, I see it every single day :)

Kate said...

Hi Jo, That's wonderful news...
"Thank the Good Lord ! "
Blessings to you and yours,
Hugs across the pond, Kate x.

nanna said...

How awesome is the power of prayers and loving hearts. How awesome is the power of our Lord.
Take care of yourself, Prayers are continuing for you and your family. Love, Nanna

Betty said...

Jo, I am so thankful you have gotten good news on your loved ones. Prayer does work, doesn't it!!

Connie said...

Jo, I am very happy for you and your family. Life is so full of ups and down, but it's hard on all when they come at once.

You are blessed.

Tracy said...

Awesome news! I am so happy for you!

Yes God is good.

Thank you for sharing, and i hope you have a blessed weekend.

Mountain Mama said...

Our Lord answers prayer. There's no doubt about that. I thank him for all he is doing for you and yours.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good afternoon Jo, what great news about Baby Gracie!!God's little ones are carried in his arms... a true blessing ...I am praying that Mindy will stop smoking and recover her health..also for you to feel better with less pain.. hugs, Baba

Aisha said...

Oh wow! That is an amazing news on baby Gracie! God is so good! :)

Sorry i haven't been visiting you, Jo! Hope to read more posts from you.

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