"Samuel had surgery to take him off of ECMO. He did fabulous and is now resting comfortably on a ventilator. The surgeon came to talk to us after the procedure and told us that Samuel was our little miracle. They don't often see 2 year old children respond well to ECMO and Samuel's recovery has been very surprising to all of the doctors. We all know that this is really the work of the Lord and that he has worked a miracle in Samuel."
Isn't it absolutely incredible to see this display of answered prayer!? Samuel is doing outstanding now, all things considering what his little body has been through over the past couple of weeks. He still has a long road of recovery ahead of him, so please continue to pray for the little guy.
And while we are on the subject of prayer, please keep my sister and niece (Ashley and Hailey) in your prayers tomorrow. Hailey has her first genetics appointment tomorrow, and the first appt is always very daunting and exhausting. I pray that they get good news regarding Miss Hailey...who, from what I've been told, is a whopping 10 pounds now! Hopefully they will also get some good news from her cardiologist appt today as well.
And you know that I simply can't leave many posts without pictures, so here's another proof that God is a merciful God who hears and answers prayers:
The little dude isn't quite walking yet, but he is so close. He will take a couple of good steps and is still trying to figure out the ins and outs of balance in the meantime. It was just a few months ago when we wondered if Nathan would be capable of such monumental milestones, and look at him now! The Lord is so good!