Friday, April 13, 2012
Leaving for Court!!!
Tomorrow morning we are leaving on our court trip. 3 days ago, I had serious doubts as to whether this would actually happen. We got an email informing us that the doctors in Ella's city were not happy with my x-ray and CT scan that showed a very small granuloma on my right lung. They told us we needed to get a report from an oncologist and a pulmonologist within 48 hours or they would not approve us, and we would have to reschedule court in 3 months. This would mean Ella would not come home for another 4 months and would miss out on so many fun things we had planned - a family vacation to Florida to see the beach, multiple birthday parties, trips to the science museum - all things I had imagined her enjoying with us. Instead she would have to spend another 4 months in an orphanage because of a stupid benign granuloma. Well, I lost it. I cried, and I begged God to make a way for us. How in the world was I going to get in to see not just one, but TWO specialists in 2 days' time?! But God had a plan. There was a reason this particular obstacle was chosen for us and not some other family because we had the connections to make it happen. Ryan's work in clinical research gave him a lot of contacts, and he did a lot of begging. We have an oncologist in the family, so we took care of that quickly. But we were really worried about the pulmonologist. Not 5 minutes after we prayed as a family, we got a phone call that a pulmonologist had agreed to come in ON HIS DAY OFF to examine me. Thankfully, his findings were in agreement with the other doctors, and the doctors in-country agreed to approve me. It was amazing, and I am going to be baking a blue million Russian tea cakes when we get home as a thank you to all of the doctors who went above and beyond to help us. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, and thank you again. So now here I am all packed and ready, getting to make the trip after all. Thank you, Jesus, for making this happen. And thank you for making a way for us even while I was doubting it would happen. Please pray we have safe travels and get there with all our luggage. We are taking 4 big suitcases and 2 carry-ons, and I promise it's not because I took too many shoes. We have 2 full suitcases of orphanage donations, plus tons of gifts to give out. So also pray that we don't slip any discs at the airport. I will be blogging in-country, so check back soon for more updates!