Day 4: HOPE!

Day 1 started with Amelia drinking almost nothing at 2oz. Day 4 and she drank 19oz! So far each day has seen improvements in quantity. Giving her the bottle has become easier and easier as well and she really wants it now which is awesome in itself!

We were also able to borrow a baby scale from a local children’s store called “Boing Boing!” We went in to weigh her and mentioned we would be back a few times and what was going on, and they suggested they simply let us take the scale with us and borrow it.  SO KIND AND GENEROUS!   Blessings like this assure us so greatly of God’s presence with us in all of this!

The start of day 5 and we are filled with hope!  HOPE and indescribable amazement at how well she is doing…we so no signs of lethargy, dehydration or unsatisfied hunger.   At the end of this 10 days, we pray the G.I. doctor will see every reason to think she can thrive without the G-tube and our little girl can have a fresh start without feeding interventions!

“And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” – Romans 5:2-4


Fun toys (like the one above and the smiling squeaky toy two pictures below) are a great way to get Amelia to eat.  I use them as a reward between each bite!:)

Feeding therapy session yesterday…

Lest you wonder what the other kids have been up to during this time, I can assure you they are keeping busy, dirty and…happy!:)

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8 Responses to Day 4: HOPE!

  1. Grace says:

    Yay! What great news!

  2. Adrienne says:

    Truly wonderful news. She really looks healthy.

  3. Joanne says:

    I do not comment much but I do read your blog often. Found you through Anna at Hope Road. I have been praying for Amelia, as well as you and Rick. Praising today for answered prayers and pray for continued strength and wisdom. Thank you for sharing your journey and glorifying God in everything. It has been very rainy and gloomy here in Ohio and today is bright with sunshine and beautiful. Your post only brought more sunshine!

  4. Susanna says:

    Thank you Joanne! It is always SUCH an encouragement to hear from visitors near and far, frequent commentors or otherwise so thank you so much for letting us know you are praying and for your beautiful words! Your words brought sunshine to my day as well!!:)

  5. Lynne says:

    Wonderful, wonderful news Susanna!! Our small group prayed for Amelia last night and for you and Rick and Micah and Ellie as well. We’ll keep praying. Ephesians 3:20-21.

  6. Franci Hoyt says:

    Great! Keep up the good work, everyone! :-)

  7. She does look happy :) I’m glad that things are going well

  8. Susanna says:

    Thank you everyone! I will post again tomorrow!

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