Just a note to thank all of you for the sweet and uplifting messages and prayers for me and my family during this difficult time. This week, we experienced the power of those prayers at work.
Our daughter is six months pregnant and in the hospital on complete bed rest, due to complications which could cause her to go into labor at any time. Her doctor has ordered daily biophysical tests to be performed on the baby, which include a detailed ultrasound to observe the baby's body movements, muscle tone (flexing of the arms and legs), breathing movements (the baby's ability to move his chest muscles and diaphragm), and the amount of amniotic fluid surrounding him. A non-stress test is also done to assess whether the baby's heart rate changes when he's moving. The highest rating a baby can receive on these tests is an 8, and our baby has scored an 8 both times!
My husband continues to do well while recuperating from his hip replacement surgery, but will have several more weeks of physical therapy to regain full strength in his legs.
In the meantime, we are trying to keep things as "normal" as we can under the circumstances for our granddaughter Avery Grace, who celebrated her sixth birthday this past Wednesday.
Thank you again for your genuine concern and compassion and, most importantly, your prayers. We still have a long way to go, but I know God will grant us the strength and patience to endure whatever He has waiting for us.