Saturday, November 14, 2009

Welcome Home Mya

Mya came home... this is Ava trying to process what she sees.. soon she overcame her feelings and she kept running over to Mya and asking," I want to see your surgery leg." Now she won't even leave Mya alone... she is "helping" Nana to take care of Mya :)





She has done super well... way beyond any thing I thought she would be at this point. Having done a fixator surgery before I knew what to expect. We have done 63 surgeries with the 17 children we have adopted in the last 6 plus years... some of the kids have had minor surgery and some have had some pretty major surgery... we have even done open heart surgery with Luke ( and will be doing it again in the future- he needs his aortic valve replaced ) but these fixator surgeries are pretty tough in my opinion. At Sinai - the Rubin Institute there protocol for pain is an epidural for the first 2 to 3 days... the kids usually do not feel the pain of their surgery... thankfully for Mya she did not... It is such an emotional surgery for these kids and their families that it is such a blessing to have that as a pain management option.... Even so Mya has done so well. Honestly I did not think she would handle it as well as she has.... Praise God because she has....

While in the hospital she melted the hearts of everyone she came across ... even other parents of children on the floor... she has such a sweet heart that cares for others... she would offer everyone one of her lollipops or gum.. she was so full of thanks for the visit from Joseph the first day... she told everyone about the flowers he brought her and the presents... just today she said, "You know mom I love Joseph . He is so kind. " He spent lots of his money on me." She wanted my cell phone to call her siblings or daddy... when she did she would say," When I get home I will share 2 cookies and one gum with you." Then she would ask if we could stop at the store and buy them some more things... it was so important that they had something too.
Now I have shared lots about Mya these past few days... I shared that 12 other families did not want her before us... yes, maybe they did not want to take a chance on her size, head circumference, and paralysis on the l side.... but my goodness what a huge gift and blessing did they miss... she shares so much love and kindness and joy to others.... please consider the kids who no one wants... they have so much to give and just need a chance to do just that.... we were told later if we had not adopted Mya that late January she would not have made it to the summer.... the world certainly would have been a sadder place and more empty if that had happened..... Yes she will be tiny all of her life... and yes she had lots to overcome and has ...but I do not doubt for a moment she will do whatever she desires and more... may you be blessed by coming across her path one day..... thank you Lord for being with her during this surgery... we could feel the prayers and your wisdom thru the health care professionals and we are grateful.

3 comments:

Hevel said...

You know, the 12 Ε‘ther families didn't want her, because she was meant to become part of your family.

mommajeane said...

Absolutely we believe that...She was meant to be with us. My point though is some famiiies overlook children like her ( admittedly you need to have insurance but her only diagnosis was hip dysplasia and later failure to thrive). Most families only want a healthy,girl under the age of 2. On our trip to adopt Mya and Anna ( they were in the same orphanage which is primarily a baby orphanage) our facilitator shared this, on the first trip when famiiies come to meet their baby the parents are happy... but when they return a couple of months later to do court they often change their minds because the baby's hair color or eye color has changed... like to redish hair or brown instead of blue... really sad to me reasons... so I share this post and many of my others to share another way... children are not commodities to be picked because of these absurd to me reasons like that but, they are chosen first by the Lord to be ours and given to us as a blessing... even our biological children... if only more people would see children as a blessing.

relying on God said...

fantastic news! And great testimony to reaching out to the "unwanted" and being blessed by God