I have to tell my fibro family a beautiful Christmas story

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   Posted 12/14/2008 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Seven years ago this morning I knew I was going to have a granddaughter. What I didn't know was whether this baby was going to live or not. My ex DIL has juvenile diabetes and that does not mix well with pregnancy. When she was about 4 mos. pregnant they found the baby had birth deffects, all her digestive organs were on the wrong side of her body. What they didn't know was if everything was there and if it was all hooked up right. That was the longest 5 mos I've ever spent. DIL was hospitalized 6 wks before due date because her sugars were out of control and she developed toxemia. She also had a great amount of ambiotic fluid which can be a sign of other birth deffects. As soon as the baby's lungs were developed enough they did a c-section.
To say we were a wreck when they took her to surgery would be an understatement. We were all praying when we looked outside and the biggest snow flakes I've ever seen was coming down. When they brought the baby out they let us have a quick peek before rushing her to the NICU. They had oxygen on her and of course we all fell apart, thinking bad things. After they got the line in her belly button and everything we could go in and see her. She was breathing on her own which was a good sign. They did all kinds of testing that day and even though her digestive organs are all on the wrong side of her body everything was hooked up perfectly and they only kept her in NICU a couple of days.
So today we are going to her 7th birthday party but I will never forget those big snow flakes that were coming down that morning when she was born and that was the best Christmas our family ever spent knowing she was okay.
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   Posted 12/14/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
That was beautiful!  Children are definitely gifts from God.  Enjoy her today and wish her a happy birthday for me!
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   Posted 12/14/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Loved your story Marlee - how heartwarming.

Have fun with her today!

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   Posted 12/14/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Wow Marlee.  That is definitely something to be thankful for.  What a blessing. :-) Sue

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   Posted 12/14/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats really wonderful! Im really glad that she is okay, and wish her a very Happy Birthday! Shes a miracle and something to be very thankful for! Thanks for sharing that with us! =]
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   Posted 12/14/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   


Such a beautiful and heartwarming story. This is the time of year that we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the joy & peace he brought to us. Your granddaughter truly is one of God's little miracles. Hope you spend a happy birthday with her!

Hugs!!   Margie

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   Posted 12/14/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
What a wonderful story Marlee :) Children are a miracle of God :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)

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   Posted 12/14/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, thank you for the beautiful Christmas Story.  It was just one more thing that helped me enjoy the Christmas season.  Who needs presents with stories like that.
God is good!  I believe in miracles and I see them every day.  I'm so glad that I'm one of his own.
God Bless!
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