"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18

Monday, December 28, 2009

Medical Treatment for Lilyia

Jeremiah 29:11
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 hope and a future.

When we were first given Lilyia’s medical information we knew that there was a very good chance there was nothing that could be done for her arm, as it really depends on how severe her case is. It did not give any indication in her file (from what we could tell) how severe her brachial plexus injury is, but we also knew that we could not turn a child down because of something so minor. She needed a family and we were willing to be her family and give her the best life possible while teaching her the love of Jesus. Well, I did a lot of research on brachial plexus injury when we were over in China trying to find some sort of medical intervention for some of the children at PHF. So, I recently e-mailed a doctor I was in contact with in the past, who specializes in this injury and I sent him all of Lilyia’s medical information. He looked over her files and I got a call a few days later from his secretary saying that he feels after looking over pictures of her arm and her medical information she is an excellent candidate for surgery. He feels she will need 2 surgeries which will take place about 3 months apart and will then give her 70% mobility of her arm. Wow! What an answer to prayer. We were fully prepared for surgery to not be a possibility for her as I know for many children with this type of injury, surgery is not an option. This is such great news and we give all the glory to God! We will continue to be in contact with this doctor as well as other doctors after we get her home to see what types of physical therapy she will need and when it will be best to do surgery. No matter what happens with her arm we know God made her this way for a reason and He has great plans for her life.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful news! God is good!

    In Christ,
    Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and soon to be home Eli