Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Good Couple of Days

JingJing has had a GREAT couple of days.
Her sats have fluctuated but all in all she's doing great.
This morning I was able to go in to see her about 9am.
When she saw me,
she burst into major tears and did not want me to pick her up.
Completely mad at me.
I picked her up anyway and tried to get her to look at me
or touch her hand...
she wouldn't have anything to do with me
and cried for about 30 minutes.
Finally between singing to her and holding her tight
and feeding her puffs,
she forgave me and we were friends again.
All the nurses were amazed how much she changed
once she was secure again in my arms~
lots of smiles, laughs, and fun!!!
Dimples too! :)
She has been such a good baby about the crib
and we have read her books a million times,
wrote on her magna doodle, watched movies,
and ate lots of yummy things.
Scott ran EK home today to stay with the girls
and got our things to stay her for a while.
When he walked around the corner,
JJ knew right away 'fun Baba' had arrived!
We were able to meet our surgeon today~ Dr. Krishbom.
He was very straight forward, not sugar coating anything.
Her TOF is a little more serious
than previously thought but we know God chose
this child, this time, and this place.
We are completely giving this whole thing to Him
and allowing HIS will to be done!

Dr. Krishbom is the best
and JJ is in the best of hands~
the drs and God's!
Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow around noon.
We would appreciate your prayer during her 4-5 hour
surgery and recovery.
Bless you all!!!

To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!
Eph 3:21


  1. Oh Sharon!! Praying for Healing! Comfort! And so many things that GOd has planned and purposed for you your family ... for ShayleeJoy!! LOVE you and will intercede throughout the day!! Let me know how you SPECIFICALLY want to be covered!!

  2. That precious smile melts my heart. She is so beautiful !! I will be sending prayers up during the her surgery. I know poor JingJing is confused with you not being able to stay with her at night and I know it is soooo hard for you to leave her but I know she is in the best of care and you do need to rest because she needs her mommie !! Just praying that the surgery goes great tomorrow and JingJing has a quick recovery so that yall can return home soon and pick up the fun where you left off !!
    I hope EK is feeling better too !!

  3. First of all, your daughter is GORGEOUS (well, they both are actually)! Congratulations!

    I found your blog through Rebecca who you traveled with in China. Anyway, I have a friend, Robyn, who brought her son home from China in the winter with uncorrected TOF. I knew I recognized the RMH in your pictures, it's the same RMH she stayed at when her son had surgery at Egelston 5 days after they arrived home from China!!!

    I e-mailed her a link to your blog.....she's a wonderful woman of faith, and I think she would be a great encouragement to you. I actually think she lives in or around Athens. (Not being from that area myself, I can't recall.)

    Anyway, I will be praying today as JingJing has surgery!!!

  4. Sharon,
    I just caught up. I had no idea you were dealing with all of this as I was emailing you yesterday. Oh, sweet Jing Jing!!! I will be praying for the master of ALL physicians to guide your surgeons capable hands!
    Blessing to all of you as you wait and care for your precious daughter!
    I am so thankful she is home!! God's timing IS perfect!
    Hugs from MN,

  5. Praying for this monumental day in your daughter's life. Praying God holds her heart in His hands, and guides the hands and thoughts of the surgical team. Praying you have indescribable peace as you wait, and that the waiting will be over quickly. And praying this experience serves as a way to show your sweet baby that Daddy & Mommy are here to stay.

  6. Tia and I woke up and started praying. We will be praying all day today. I'm so thankful Jing Jing is reconnecting with you each morning. Sending lots of hugs and prayers!

  7. So happy to see updates, and to see Jing smiling with that sweet little smile!

  8. Hi Sharon, It is so good to see her smiling and happy....and glad to hear it has been a good couple of days. It looks as though you are in wonderful hands. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. Please keep us posted.

    Love and Prayers,


  9. Her sweet little tiny heart -- it will be just wonderful!

  10. Will be praying for all of you today, and for the Docs who will be doing the work....

  11. I'm praying for all of you. And I'll be thinking of Jing during her surgery today.

  12. We are praying for you and for JingJing. I had hoped to see you last night, but by the time I could step away you had already left. JingJing is a sweet, precious girl--everyone on the unit adores her. She is in THE BEST hands. Stay strong, try to sleep when you can and (((take care of yourself))) so you can take care of your precious daughter when she wakes. We love our children and our families....and we LOVE what we do.

  13. I heard about your family through Rebecca and I know Rebecca through my daughter and her family who have adopted and are adopting again from Ethiopia. I am asking my entire ladies's group
    at Church to pray as healing begins for your daughter. So blessed to know the Great Healer and know how much He loves us. Praying in North Carolina.
    NC Granny

  14. Oh my gosh! I can't believe all that has happened in just a few days.

    Good luck to you. Jing Jing is a lucky girl and so are all of you to have each other.

    Linda, Waiting for Shanna, BAAS