There are no words… (updated with photos)

We could not have asked for a better day! This morning on rounds, the Neonatologists and Cardiologists agreed that Maryellen was doing so well that she could be allowed to eat. They wanted to start slow, but they forgot to tell her. She took the bottle like a fish to water. The echocardiogram tech who came by this morning looked a whole lot like Jen’s cousin Carolyn Hull and was very nice. The waiting was pleasantly interrupted by a lunch with Jay Hollis. His daughter has recently recovered from surgical repair of a coarctation of the aorta, so he uniquely could empathize.

The call finally came at about 3pm. There is NO COARCTATION!!!! We couldn’t believe the news and there are no words for how overjoyed we were. Practically, this meant that Maryellen could have most of her IV lines removed and could eat as much as her hungry little tummy desires. After a few hurried calls to our immediate family, Jen was able to feed Maryellen for the first time since the delivery. To make a long story short, she fed very well and seemed to be more awake than ever!

I think that our instinct tells us to find an explanation for what has happened since the first questionable ultrasound during pregnancy. It must have been the difficulties of ultrasound, it must have been something that would have healed anyway, etc… To me, this view completely negates the possiblilty that this is all in God’s hands and completely in His hands. This all happens for a reason and God’s ways are insearchable. May this serve to increase our faith! We are very hopeful that we can bring Maryellen home tomorrow and will definitely upload any new photos tomorrow.

20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21

***Update*** Found the camera. Included are pics from today including visits from Aunt Amanda, Pop, and Aunt Sissy. Yes, Maryellen is jaundiced.

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6 Responses to “There are no words… (updated with photos)”

  1. Dee Sinard Says:

    Praising God with you!! I am overwhelmed and overjoyed. Thank you for the wonderful news.

  2. Carol Allison Says:

    Yeah, God! What a GREAT miracle!!! Yes, we know it was You! Praise, praise, praise! Avery and Jen, I am soooooo thrilled! Enjoy her to the fullest now! Luvya!

  3. Joy Says:

    Crying tears of joy with you guys! (no pun intended, lol)… We are thrilled to hear this news!!

  4. rebecca Says:

    Hallelujah! He makes all things beautiful in His time! can’t wait to call and welcome her home! Give her extra kisses from her favorite aunt in GA!!

  5. Sara Rippel Says:

    So glad to hear that she will be going home soon!

  6. Emily Says:

    So happy for y’all! Praise the Lord! What a beautiful, sweet baby girl. Please keep pictures coming. I love seeing them. I really wish I could give each of you a hug in person. Love from Tampa. . .

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