Tuesday, February 24, 2009

GREAT NEWS AND BAD NEWS TURNED GREAT!!!

Melanie and Austan got great news from the cardiologist...Witt's heart is in great working order again! The valve is working very close to perfect so he does not need to take any more heart medicine. Their attention is now turned to what is up with his oxygen saturation. Witt's oxygen had to be turned back up to 1/4 and we now know it was not from the leaky valve. Witt was born with lungs that are small even for his size. His lungs have grown in proportion to his other growth which still leaves his lungs small. This could have something to do with his need of oxygen or it still could simply be from the virus that put him in the hospital over Christmas. March 5th Witt has an appointment with a pulmonary specialist. Melanie and Austan will hopefully start getting some answers to the lung/oxygen issues. The great and awesome thing about the God we worship is that He knows it all....He has all the answers....He has all the puzzle pieces and HE IS IN CONTROL!!! Witt will also see an ear, nose and throat specialist next week to evaluate his airways and to check if he is aspirating at all. We are still praying for wisdom for Witt's eating. He continues to take an average of 1 ounce out of a bottle then has to finish with a sippy cup.
Now, on to what last September was viewed as bad news for Melanie and Austan but now is great news! For those who don't know, Melanie's and Austan's house received a lot of damage in hurrican Ike. 2 huge tress fell on their house. The nursery that was ready and waiting for Witt received the most damage. We all were broken hearted for them. None of our houses received any damage...just Mel's and Austan's and especially the nursery. I remember telling God: "why not my house?" They already knew there were going to be issues with their baby and now there is no house to bring him home to!! Of course, it has been a huge blessing to have Austan, Mel and Witt living with us. And the great news is that they just found out that the insurance company (an engineer will confirm this) does agree that the entire house needs to be torn down and they now can rebuild! This is great...they can make changes that they have wanted to and probably even add on! It seemed so terrible at the time and so unfair but today they see it as a complete blessing. This is why we have to trust in God...trust in the only One who has all the knowledge...the only One that truly knows what is or will be best. We have to trust in God when we don't see the light at the end of the tunnel or we might not even see the tunnel, just darkness! God does know all and He does know what's best...that's Somebody to trust in!

7 comments:

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

That's somebody to trust in. I love that! Great news about Witt's heart and about the house. What a blessing. Continued prayers for Witt to get his intake back up. ~Mindy

Anonymous said...

Praise God for this wonderful news!Witt is such a strong little fighter. I am in amazement each time I read the blog and see his pictures. What a precious gift he is!!
Continuous prayers for complete healing - Amy in Houston

Gayle said...

Amen and Amen! Our God is definitely in Control always and in all ways. What a blessing to know Witt's little heart is in great working order. Now I pray God continues to heal and strengthen his body and that he begins to feel hungry and eating won't be such a chore for him and all of you. We know God can change things that seem so bad for the good.When we are in the midst of it all we sometimes can't see the silver lining, but God can help us see it. I know Mel and Austan are glad to finally hear about their home so they can start making plans. We will keep you all in our prayers for peace, comfort, rest, and strength. We love you.
Bobby and Gayle

Rise' said...

Isn't it amazing how God works?

Mandi said...

All of this news makes me SO happy! God's ways are always better!!!

Marjie said...

Wonderful news that Witt no longer needs the heart medicine, and an amazing blessing to be able to start over with a newly built home! Still praying for Witt's appetite to pick up, and for a positive report from the next appointment!
The Murff Family

Biker Chick said...

This news just continues to reinforce that God knows it all and we are along for the ride. He will continue to guide Mel, Austan, and Witt through this journey. I continue to check in weekly to the updates. Thanks for keeping us posted Luphers/McCords/Lehanes...the whole crew!
Emily