Friday, February 22, 2008

Story of Our Lives...

So much has happened to us this week I cannot even begin to think on where I should begin!

First I want to update on Ava and Bella...

Ava came off of EMCO on Wednesday. Her oxygen saturation levels have been running a little low, but they are doing well enough that she is surpassing the expectations of what was expected of her. She still has a long road of recovery, but the first 2 majors steps are complete. God is definitely on her side:)

Bella had surgery on Thursday and is recovering very well. Jason and I actually got to see her last night. She looked incredible, as if she had not even had surgery that day. And the most amazing news was delivered after her surgery. Her pulmonary vessels have always been very slow. Matt and Megan were told this would never change, well as we all know she is an exception to the rules. Her vessels are "normal" sized. Can you believe it? It is as if God is showing just how much he can do for us if you just believe. Bella has been through many challenges, but still continues to beat the odds.
I have to be honest though, one of the toughest things Jason and I have done was to actually go into Bella's room in the PICU. She looked just like Gabi did...laying in the same position, iv's in every inch of her little body, medication by her side, the trach, her little tongue was moving like crazy, and most importantly she had little piggies in her hair. I had to keep staring at her hair color to focus on the fact it was not my little girl...all Jason could see was Gabi. Although it brought on tears later in the night, we were very glad we went in and saw Bella. We know that believing in God and what he is capable of doing for us is possible, but when we think of what happened to our baby it has definitely made us wonder. So seeing Bella reassured us that with God, all things are possible!

Now on for our update...
Kinsley is doing well and growing more everyday, so of course I am starting to look like a cow:) I will post picture next week. On Tuesday I will be 7 months...holy moley, we are sooooooo excited!

Jason has had an interesting week to say the least. His company decided to restructure and in turn down size. So after only 3 months in his position was eliminated. Can you say...what next??? With that being said he is currently looking for a new job and we have to find something fast, no income is not a way to live when you had no idea it was coming!
Today we also found out that our health insurance is no long in effective as of March 1. Being 7 months pregnant is not a good thing without health insurance. So anyone out there know of anything in the KC, Topeka, Lawrence, or Indianapolis area for a well experienced sales manager/recruiting/trainer positions? To get out of our lease and move back to KC will cost a lot, but at this point we are looking at all of our options.

I do apologize for venting, I haven't done this in a while, but it seems as if nothing is going our way. Oh, did I mention we got a flat tire on my brand new car on our way back to KC yesterday. And of course it wasn't something that could be fixed, so we had to purchase a new tire on top of everything! When it rains it pours...I wish we could find some kind of shelter for just a bit!

I did want to thank those of you who participated and donated this week for the one week challenge. The week is not over yet, so for those of you who have not had a chance to donate you still have tonight, Saturday, and Sunday. Remember it is for a great cause, these families could really use our help...we depend on you for that help! Thanks again!

And if I could I have one more minor request, please keep us in your prayers as we try to find our way through this n ext challenge we have been given.

Love to all:)


Kaden and Ava's mommy said...

I too am sorry that we missed each other yesterday. It sounds like you are having a tough month...hopefully it will get better. Well, it will in about two months when Kinsley is born!!!! I would love for you to meet Ava...instead of having to just walk by: ), hopefully Sunday. I will be praying for things to go better for you all. Keep your heads held high. Love, Amy

Anonymous said...

Sorry you had an awful week. I know Ryan's company Cincinnati Bell Wireless(he works as a project coordinator) is always hiring and he makes a decent amount of money.Although that is Cincy and not close to you at all! I will keep my prayers flowing..God bless everyone

Isabella said...

First off, I want you two to know just how amazing you are. Even in the midst of a storm, you two are still reaching out and helping others. Your selfless giving and continuous support of other families is something I don't think many people would do. But you two do!! That is why I know God has something wonderful in store for you and Jason. I am telling you, the rain clouds have to lift soon!! I pray every day that God will continue to ease your pain, and I was serious when I said I would do anything to ease your pain myself if I could. Gabi has to be so proud of her mommy and daddy because you two are the most amazing people in the world. I am praying for you always and I will be praying really hard this week for Jason and the perfect job that meets the needs for you both right now. It was so great getting to spend time you guys over the last few days.
Missing You Already

Anonymous said...

Hi. My name is Spring and I'm an old friend of Megan's. My husband and I live in KC. I don't know if we would be able to help out but if you wanted to send more information about what kind of job your husband is looking for my husband might know of something. He owns his own company and networks with a lot of other companies.

Spring Simpson

The Bryant Family said...

Oh Micah...I am sorry to hear about Jason. I will keep my eyes and ears open for jobs in KC. I will pass prayers your way.....Karen