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FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU, DECLARES THE LORD...PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU...PLANS TO GIVE YOU A HOPE AND A FUTURE.
JEREMIAH 29:11 (NIV)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

SHOUTING MY GOOD NEWS Plus Surgery update Jan. 5th

 NEW picture as of 1 hr. ago
James
 St. Louis Children's Hospital
Jan. 5th, 2012
Pre-surgery...post "Happy Juice"
edited Jan. 5th
I just got word that surgery is running behind schedule, James was getting very upset due to no food plus fear.  He has been given some medicine to calm him down, plus, they are allowing his mommy to walk all the way back to surgery and stay till he goes to sleep!

MAY I SHOUT MY GOOD NEWS FROM THE ROOFTOPS???

You are looking at a Young Man who NOW uses a Walker
  However,according to Dr. Parks at St. Louis Children's Hospital...

Based on an intensive Pre-Surgery Evaluation....

Drum Roll Please.....



WE ARE LOOKING AT A FUTURE INDEPENDENT WALKER

YES, it's TRUE!!

The Pre-Surgery Evaluation was filled with such Good News my daughter could hardly contain herself.  I won't go into the 2 hrs. before when her insurance company told the Hospital they did not issue insurance to the P family.  After many phone calls back and forth between Hospital, Insurance Company, Corporate Office and one HUGE Emergency Prayer Request Phone Call to ME...Divine intervention came to the rescue and ironed out out the little details.  Surgery could proceed as planned.
However, Dr. Parks, who did the initial SDR surgery on James in June of 2010, could not believe his eyes upon looking at James, his movement,  increased strength, and the on target nature of  specific markers they look for when making a prognosis of whether a child will be an Independent walker or one needing walkers/canes/wheelchair.  He looked at my daughter and said these MAGIC WORDS, 

"BASED ON EVERYTHING I SEE, JAMES SHOULD BE AN  INDEPENDENT WALKER.  HE MAY NEED ASSISTANCE WHEN WALKING FOR LONG DISTANCES OUTSIDE, BUT GIVEN HOW HE HAS SURPASSED EVERY PROGNOSIS SO FAR, I AM CONFIDENT JAMES WILL BE AN INDEPENDENT WALKER."

SURGERY, TODAY AT 10:00
Heel Chord Release
Next Step...February, 3 Week Physical Therapy Camp
UAB, Birmingham Alabama

Now..
Go find your Children and/or Grandchilden, Kiss each one of their healthy legs and give a Prayer of Thanks that those legs can run, play, climb, jump, ski, hop, and climb.  Never take those precious Healthy legs for granted.  The next time your child's legs navigate them into trouble, before correcting, take just 3 seconds to be grateful for those healthy legs and the ABILITY to navigate them wherever they choose to go.

Thank You 
from the bottom of my heart for all your heartfelt words of prayers and encouragement
Cerebral Palsy not only touches the life of the child but the lives of an entire Family!
CP is THE most expensive disability because of it's lifelong complications.


25 comments:

  1. I am praying for you all today! He is such a resiliant little man and we know he has the heart of a champ!! Please keep us updated as time allows!!

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  2. YAY!!! God is so good and faithful!!! What an exciting thing to have the doctor say!!! :)

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  3. That is FANTASTIC news!!! Praying for all of you today.

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  4. Such good news! I have goosebumps all the way down to my toes!! You are all in my thoughts today.

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  5. Couldn't stop thinking of James last night as I was working in my sewing room. Starting praying for wisdom for the doctors and peace and comfort for James and the whole family. Thinking and praying for you today!

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  6. Oh Jane, that is the best news anyone could hear. God shines down on your family. I am so very happy for James, Mommy and family! God bless his Doctor as well.

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  7. Prayers have reached you to give you strength to endure today and the journey ahead - really good news and so happy for all of you. Judy C

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  8. What wonderful news! Praying for God's continued blessings on you and your grandson, and all the family! Our God is indeed an awesome God! :)

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  9. I am praying for the whole family. Blessings to all of you. The news you have shared today is awesome. Sending a great big HUG

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  10. So happy for you and your family...what wonderful news!!! :o)

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  11. We are sooooo glad to read your news!!! :o)

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  12. glad to hear that great news. We;ll be praying the that the surgery goes great and for a speedy recovery

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  13. Woo hoo! Awesome. Prayers are still coming for a successful surgery, but thank you for the magnificent update. As an aside, how cute is his teddy bear in scrubs?

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  14. May GOD continue to BLESS this child!

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  15. Love the news Jane - love, love, love! I'm doing a happy dance for you. :) Keep us posted. blessings, marlene

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  16. I'm so glad to hear this good report.
    My DH and I have been praying for little James
    since your request. Praise the Lord!

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  17. James, the Angel, little big man! Glory to the Highness!Waiting for more Good News!

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  18. Whoppee Hurray. Doing the happy dance for you and Little James Happy Feet!

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  19. So glad to hear the wonderful news! Miracles do happen!

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  20. What wonderful news Jane I am so over the moon happy at the diagnosis . Praise the Lord he does answer our prayers. Sandra

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  21. I am so happy for you. God answers prayers.

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  22. Prayers for your family.
    Wonderful news ;)

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  23. Such good news on your grandson & what an answer to prayer. My granddaughter had brain surgery at that same hospital Dec. 19th & flew home to Nebraska the next day. They are pretty amazing at that hospital.

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