Micah's PIC line was removed this morning. It's nice to be able to see his right foot! And we received a bit of information from his latest echo. Not much has changed in his heart situation except that the left side of his heart used to be a bit weaker than the right, but that is no longer the case. Most importantly, nothing has gotten worse.
I spoke with one of Micah's doctors this morning about the game plan. I basically asked how long we ride this out before he would need to get a G-tube inserted to be able to go home. He said a few more weeks. We'd rather avoid the G-tube if we can, so we'll wait and pray that he gains the strength required to orally take all the food they want him to take.
There was a nurse visiting the NICU today with her 2-week-old baby. Her due date was next week, close to mine. I was so jealous. There she was, visiting her co-workers to show off her new baby, same size as our little Micah, but in a car seat, with no wires, and out in public.
A dear friend of mine's father sent us a new devotional book (thanks so much, Brad). He first read my friend's copy, who received it from another friend of ours, who heard about it from her neighbor. It's a wonderful devotional that is written in first person from Jesus. It's called "Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence," by Sarah Young. I hope she doesn't mind me sharing yesterday's devotional here. It really spoke to me:
"Come to Me for rest and refreshment. The journey has been too much for you, and you are bone-weary. Do not be ashamed of your exhaustion. Instead, see it as an opportunity for Me to take charge of your life.
Remember that I can fit everything into a pattern for good, including the things you wish were different. Start with where you are at this point in time and space, accepting that this is where I intend you to be. You will get through today one step, one moment, at a time. Your main responsibility is to remain attentive to Me, letting Me guide you through the many choices along your pathway.
This sounds like an easy assignment, but it is not. Your desire to live in My Presence goes against the grain of "this world, the flesh, and the devil." Much of your weariness results from your constant battle against those opponents. However, you are on the path of My choosing, so do not give up! Hope in Me, for you will again praise Me for the help of My Presence."
(italics hers, bold mine)
scripture references: Romans 8:28; Psalm 42:11