Wednesday, April 16, 2008

His Compassion is New Every Morning

As many of you know, back in January Eden was diagnosed with a tethered spinal cord that they found on an ultrasound. They had told us that she would need surgery on her spinal cord sometime before she was a year old in order to prevent damage to her legs. Well, today we went for the MRI and to talk with Dr. Fuchs, the neurosurgeon about her surgery. The MRI went well - Eden was sedated for that and did great. We then went to meet with Dr. Fuchs. He came in the room and said that he wasn't convinced she had a tethered cord. He said he looked over and over her scan to make sure it was the correct patient becuase it didnt match the ultrasound they did back in January! Once again, we have just witnessed another miracle of God in this sweet baby's life. I was reading in Psalms and it says, "tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonders that He has done." I wanted to send post this to proclaim His goodness and the works which He has done in Eden. Thank you all who have continued to pray for her. We know that God is faithful and will continue to answer prayers. I wanted to also ask for your prayers for a few other things going on with her. Her pediatrician is concerned becuase she still has closed fists - at this point, her hands should be opening more. Please pray that she will begin to open her hands and play with toys. I know this seems insignificant, but I know that this matters to the Lord and He who has taken away fluid on her brain and corrected a spinal problem can also open fists:) We also have an appt with a genetic specialist at Duke in May to go over her long history of "quirks" (as Dr. Herriott likes to call them). She just wants to make sure there is not something underlying all these little problems they have found. Please pray that this appt would go well and there would be nothing else going on with her health. As many of you who know me well, know how much of a worry wart I can be. This past weekend, I went on a women's retreat (and yes - i left Eden at home with Josh). The topic of the retreat was "facing life fearlessly". It was so timely in my life as all that has been going on with Eden lately. Please pray for me that I will trust the Lord with her daily and rely on His strength to get me through each day. Pray for me as I battle worry each day.

We continue to pray Colossians 1:9-12 for her, "And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God." If you think about our sweet girl from time to time, please lift up this prayer for her. We know that the Lord has Eden in His hand and that His glory will shine through her. We are so thankful to get to watch His plans unfold firsthand in her life and we hope that you can praise God with us. Thanks again!

Josh, Steph and Eden Carroll

Sorry for no picture this time - I meant to take a picture today of her in her pjs while she was a little drowsy from the sedation b/c she was so cute - but I forgot... we were having to much fun lounging around together. I'll post pictures later this week.


rachel nadeau said...

We will be praying for her and her coming doctor's appointment. You testimony and faithfulness to the goodness of God are such a blessing. You are so inspiring! I will pray for you as you battle worry, it's such a mom thing and can get a little overwhelming sometimes. Thanks for your vulnerablilty. Your a blessing.

papajoe said...

Eden we are so blessed that you are a part of our family. What a blessing it is that God continues to bless you. We pray daily for you and that God will conitnue to do his great work through thru. We love you and hope to see you soon. We love you and your mommy and dad. Take care

Nana & Papa Joe