Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

– Ephesians 3:20-21

Amen! And we saw that power at work today!

We were expecting a normal consult this morning. Of course, it was a fun happenstance that we were going to see Dr. Weinhouse on Julia’s eight month birthday, but we couldn’t have dreamed of what we would walk out with. The weigh-in showed that she was growing well (14 lbs. 12 oz. and 25 inches), but the real fun came with the echocardiogram.

It was standard stuff to begin with, but Dr. Weinhouse got more excited as the testing progressed. His descriptions began with “very good” and progressed to a big smile and an enthusiastic “Beautiful!” The outcome was that the leak in Julia’s mitral valve could only be classified as “mild plus” and her heart’s contractility was better than average. Toward the end of the testing, we were thunderstruck when he said that there was no need to keep Julia on her heart medication!

We were told at Children’s Hospital that Julia would need Enalapril indefinitely to reduce the blood pressure and protect the newly constructed valves; so our expectation was that the therapy could last years. For it only to be four months was far, far beyond anything we could have asked. We celebrated by giving Dr. Weinhouse an addition to his picture collection and Julia celebrated with a soak in the tub.

She continues to amaze us as she continues to grow. Her preferred mode of transport is rolling where she wants to go; but she’s getting stronger daily and it won’t be long before she’ll be able to sit up on her own. Thanks for your continued prayers!

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2 Responses to Eight Months and a Great Surprise

  1. She is soooo beautiful! I cant take it! Grady rolled around a lot too at first!! cute,

  2. Debbie McFalls says:

    Hi Chris & Jocelyn & Julia – what a beautiful child of God you are blessed with! Love her smile & the brightness of her eyes! So happy to hear the great updates on her health & stay connected via the internet. Love & Blessings to you all! Debbie & Garry P.S. please tell me what size she wears; I insist on sending a little gift so don’t make me guess the wrong size!

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