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Friday, November 2, 2012

Ask, and you shall receive!

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Anything you ask for in prayer!


 As you can see, she has lost quite a few accessories in one short morning! What a day it has been!!!
I walked in to her room as usual this morning, but later than normal. I overslept and did not get to her room until 8am.
I did what I always do. Dropped my bag off. Washed my hands. Turned on the lights. Walked to the bed and kissed her head, held her hands and said good morning tiny miracle!
And she opened her eyes!! She looked at me for a few seconds, then around the room, then back at me. I began to talk to her. She shook her head NO to everything I said. You've been such a sleepy girl. NO
You are my brave little hero. NO
I love you so much and I missed you so much. NO
Laughing, crying, just overjoyed, I squeezed my tiny little miracle as long as I could and called the nurse.
Things began to move quickly. Ivy pulled off the Bi Pap mask. She was very graceful about it. It was big, annoying and oh so unsightly, so she just carefully removed it. Standing in awe as the doctors and other nurses came around to see Sleeping beauty had come back to us, her oxygen saturation only dropped to the high 80's, low 90's. So Respiratory came and skipped right passed the High Flow one would normally step down to, and went right to regular oxygen. They started her at 2 liters and then wanted to see just how amazing she was, dropped it to 1 liter and she remained at 99-100% saturation! Cheers began and cheers continue!!!
Next she had some lines removed. She had not needed them for a while but since no one really understood why she still was not waking up, they left them in, just in case. Out they came!!
She asked for water so we tried some. She drank way too much way too fast and choked a little. She asked for more so we took it slower. I asked her if she wanted to eat and she nodded NO.
She had a bath and got fresh clothes and even went for a ride in the go cart. She was not impressed with her walk, or all the people saying hello or even her mommy to be honest. She is not happy about all the junk on her arms and face and she is still in quite a fog. She knows what is going on basically, but she seems very dizzy still and very very tired obviously. We had a good amount of awake time, took a nap and then mommy got hold her baby girl!!

She had been rejecting me all day (totally a normal thing) and nodding NO when asked if she wanted me to hold her. But suddenly she decided to forgive me for all of this and she gave me some holding time. 

We ordered her some mac n cheese upon her request and she ate a great amount of it. She usually takes forever to chew and eat but today she just gobbled it up! She has a working heart now!! Lot's of things will come easier to her now!



 Her little body is so tiny and her legs have hanging skin from all the lack of muscle and fat. I have no doubt that will be a thing of the past in no time!~

The fluffy socks were requested by the nurses who always stop in her room to see her. We were happy to oblige!






 This picture gives you an idea of just what a bitty thing she is. My hand size in gloves is small... He feet are just adorable! Sorry for all the pictures but remember this is my documentation of the life of the girls and all that Ivy has been through and overcome. I think she should see this some day :)




It was a very busy morning so mommy put the do not disturb sign on the door and closed it! Leave this baby alone!




Thank you Team Ivy for asking!!! We indeed have received!!




Thank you Father in heaven for this family I am so unworthy of.  Thank you for carrying me through every day of this beautiful journey! Amen Pin It

92 comments:

Lisa said...

Mary!!! PRAISE JESUS!!! Oh, how I've needed to hear from you all day long!!! Tears of joy at these fantastic reports. I could scream! And cry!! In fact, I am crying!!!

Steph said...

Yay! Tears of 'joy' for that sweet little muffin! Praise God!

Living Benson said...
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Living Benson said...

So incredibly happy for you! What a wonderful morning for you all. She is such a precious gift!

Paige said...

crying again!!!! Thank you Lord for answering!!!!!!!!!! Oh she is so very precious!! Happy early birthday Mary!

Anonymous said...

SO happy to see these pictures and read about Ivy's day so far! Happy Day for all of us!!!! Will continue to pray for her.


Rachel

Sarah said...

What wonderful news, and how much happiness is being spread by this!

Debbie said...

oh my gosh .. crying. been praying all day. so thankful for answered prayers!!!!!!

DiJo said...

Just marveling at the entire day!! You were right.. There was a reason you needed that extra sleep this morning! Because your tiny miracle is AWAKE!!!! The prayers of Team Ivy have been so specifically answered it gives me chills!!! She's awake, she's eating!!! AMAZING is His Grace!!! Happy Birthday a few days early Mama!!!!!!

Psalm 118:24
"The LORD has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. "

Enjoy those beautiful brown eyes!!!!!

Thank you Jesus for hearing our prayers and answering them with an exclamation point!!!!

Ecstatic and Thankful in Chanhassen!!!!
Diana

The Oswalds said...

Yay! Praise Our God! I'm so thrilled to read this post! And see all the pictures! Prayers continue for you & your little miracle!

Blessings,
Shauna

jennifer said...

Whoo HOO!!!! Yay God!! Yay Ivy!! SO glad Sleeping Beauty awoke!! What a blessed day!

Jamie Lynn said...

What wonderful, glorious news!!!! Prayers were answered today. She is a miracle for sure. Tears of joy flow from my eyes. I can imagine you are feeling some relief now as you hold your sweet child. So happy for you.

Joanna said...

Thank you God for the miracle of Ivy Joy. I am so happy to see that she is awake. I have found myself thinking of and praying for Ivy many times each day. My daughter's face lit up when I told her Ivy is awake. She came running over to see the pictures. Love the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Woop! Great news and what a lovely sight!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

That's amazing news!! Overjoyed for sweet Ivy Joy!

KK

John & Michelle said...

PRAISE GOD!!!! So very thankful to see Ivy awake!

Jane Doe said...

I can't imagine how happy you are because I don't even know you and I am grinning ear to ear! :-)

Lori in Texas

Kath said...

Joy in the Morning! Was definitely worth the wait and oh the prayers, we have stormed the heavens with you and we are grateful, humble and in awe of God's goodness and mercy. On my knees giving thanks and rejoicing for your family and for "sweet, sweet baby, Ivy Joy!!
Kathleen

Jane Klingenberg said...

"This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!!!"

Thank You, Jesus!

Happy birthday, Mary!

With love and an overflowing~with~gratitude heart!

Jane

Anonymous said...

So very happy to read this news!!! I check on Ivy at least twice a day, praying and hoping she will pull through and live a LONG and healthy life :) God has surely blessed her and her whole family. I am so excited for all of you as I sit here with tears in my eyes and gratitude in my heart.

Love from a 'silent praying mom' in Ohio.
Bridget

Ladyblog said...

Oh My goodness!!! PTL!! I am sooooo happy she is awake and doing so much better! I wasn't going to check your blog until later because it seems to be updated usually at night, BUT so glad I did!
We are rejoicing with you from Florida!!

We will continue to pray, pray, pray for you all. This is a long journey, but the first steps of recovery are just beginning.

Thank you God for answered prayers! HE is ever faithful...

Anonymous said...

Crying tears of complete JOY! Continued prayers for a speedy, uncomplicated recovery.

~ Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow! ~

Deb

KeithJonesBlog said...

Oh man, that's just the best news I've heard in a long time! Praise God!

Maggie said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Great news!

Jboo said...

So happy to hear this news!!

janet

Di said...

Cheering for Ivy and her mum! I am so happy to see this....onwards and upwards to strength and joy!

Holly Girgin said...

Praising God and crying 'happy tears'! I've followed Ivy's story for some time but never commented before. I learned of Ivy Joy from a friend of mine who also adopted a little girl from China. Thank you for sharing your family's incredible story and journey.

Charity Strang said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!

Jennifer said...

What a miracle this tiny little girl is!! So happy for y'all and thanking God for answered prayers!! We will continue to pray for full and complete recovery!

Carmen said...

Thank you Lord for answered prayers. Love, love, love that she woke up with an attitude. I'd be really mad too. Can't wait to see her say YES to everything: running, dancing, jumping, skipping.

Alison @ Notyetwhatweshallbe.wordpress.com said...

Yay!!! Such great news! So excited for you and for Ivy :) Thank you, God!

Kim said...

Our God is truely and Awesome God!! What a most precious gift she is!

Heather N said...

Yes, yes, YES!!! Thank you, God. Amazing. We will continue to pray for a fast recovery. You must be over the moon happy. Congrats!!!

Karen said...

What incredible news!!!!! I remember Ivy from the waiting child list and have followed your story since you and your family courageously followed God's call and took the leap of faith to give her a chance at life. Her story is truly inspirational and this latest development came at a time when I was questioning my own faith. God does have great plans for your tiny miracle, including restoring my faith that all things are possible through Him. Thank you for this gift. With my faith restored, I will pray for this precious child.

Anonymous said...

All in Ivy Time! I can't imagine how wonderful you felt when little miss sleepy head opened her eyes! I sat here and cried- it was truly the best thing I've heard in a very long time. Can't wait to see what's next for your little sweetie! Can't wait to get home and tell my little China girl that her "little heart baby" is awake!

Best,
Antinette Mama to Hadley

The Harlicka Family said...

Smiles and cheers of joy at our house! Thank you God for answering all our prayers and please continue to heal Ivy Joy completely! Cannot wait to see those legs and arms get chunkier everyday!! Happy early Birthday to you Mary!! :)

lesmdes said...

Keep up the great Work, Ivy!!! THe first time she runs you need to post video!

Sharon said...

I have tears in my eyes! So thankful that she awake and praising the Lord for all his greatness!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Mary - Praise GOD!!
I have been praying non-stop and all but cyber-stalking you anxiously awaiting the sight of this sweet face, with eyes open and no mask! Continuing to pray for you and Ivy.

Yvette said...

Jumping for JOY!!! We are beyond excited for your sleeping beauty!!

Holly said...

Ivy Joy and family,
We are so happy that you wake up with a stronger heart. You deserve it baby girl and so does your Mom. Your Mom and you are the strongest fighters in the world!! Your will to find inspire me, my children and the entire world.
We can't wait to see you eat a lot of Hershey kisses!!
Love,
The Nguyen from Virginia

Paula said...

Oh, happy, happy day!!! What absolutely joyous news! So looking forward to seeing what the many tomorrows bring!

Jo's Corner said...
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Jo's Corner said...

Giving Thanks to our Father in Heaven for His Healing touch! I'm SO happy that your Lil' Sweetie is more alert. I look forward to seeing some chub on those precious brown legs. Love You, my Sweet Friend! ~ Jo

P.S. I "borrowed" a couple of photos for a "Prayers for Ivy Joy" blog post. I linked back to your blog.

Suzette said...

Oh my goodness! What exciting news! As I prayed this morning I prayed that little Ivy would open her eyes and sit up today. She did that and more-Praise You Jesus! Ours prayers will continue until she is completely healed.

Luciana said...

Ha!!!!!!!!!!! What a lovely, lovely sight. I cannot even contain myself I'm so happy. God is great! This munchkin needed her time to rest. God does all things right, even if we don't understand it. Those sweet almonds are so beautiful on that tiny Jellybean. Sweet baby.
Praise God, in the name of his son Jesus Christ. Amen.

xo

Candy said...

This is the most exciting news I've heard in forever. I am so happy that Ivy Joy is awake. Hopefully this is the beginning of her journey to health and happiness.

Fannie said...

Oh my!!! What a beautiful, awake little girl!!! So glad it was FINALLY time for her to wake up!!! You must be the happiest mommy out there today! :) I pray that God will continue to give you and little Ivy strength in the days ahead and he will help her little body to heal and grow! Looking forward to all the wonderful days in her future. :)

Diane said...

Amen!!! God is soooooo GOOD!!!
God Bless,
Diane

Terri said...

Tears of joy are coming down! So happy for little mIss Ivy Joy! Thank you Jesus!

Amy P. said...

Thank you Jesus!! Happy, grateful tears!!!

Anonymous said...

Mary. shall we ALL "PRAISE GOD FOR WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW"!! aLL IN hIS WONDERFUL tIME!! SORRY ,LORD FOR OUR IMPATIENCE BUT WE ARE THANKING YOU FOR THIS TO SEE THOSE SWEET BROWN BABY IVY JOY EYES OPEN! wOW! i AM SO HAPPY I SHED TEARS OF JOY I CANNOT IMAGINE HOW YOU FEEL --THANK YOU,LORD ,FOR HEARING OUR PRAYERS --LOVE THESE PICTURES !! WHAT AN AMAZING BIRTHDAY GIFT!! GOD BLESS US ONE AND ALL!! HUGS AND PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS AND LOVE, CATHY IN ILLINOIS!!!

Valerie and Jeff said...

PRAISES and tears of joy are being lifted in my heart right now! What a testimony of God's love and how He hears prayers! JOY-JOY-JOY!
Blessings,Valerie

Lesanne said...

Crying so many happy happy tears!!!
Always praying, Leslie and Julianna

Grandma Shelley said...

So happy to read this! I have been praying for this day for your family. Can't wait to read about all the things Miss Ivy will be doing in the days, weeks, and months to come. Our God is an Amazing God! Thanks be to Him!!!

holly:) said...

To God be the Glory in all things.Thank you, Lord! Amen!
Love to you all, holly:)

Anonymous said...

So happy to see the little peanut awake! Love to all Maggie K

Betty said...

A more beautiful sight has never been seen!

Annette Duty said...

Thank you thank you thank you Jesus!!!!! I knew she'd be back and there she is! John, being an RN, shared with me that the meds were in her tissues and her liver just needed to get them out. Thank you God for answering all our prayers and bringing her back in all her sweet adorable glory! It's a happy day indeed!!! We cannot wait for you guys to come home!

dawn said...

Sometimes there just aren't words, just tears.

The Allen Family said...

Hallelujah! Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful wonderful news! In just a day - from sleeping to go cart, that really is a miracle! So relieved for all of you. You are two amazing ladies up there in Boston. Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

oops, that was me, Dale in Baltimore

Turtle Mom said...

Praise the Lord! So happy for you and your little miracle!

Lori said...

It's almost midnight and I've just now found my way here!!! I am over the moon with happiness!!! Thank you, sweet Lord!!! You are so very good to us!!! To see those sweet lips and fingers such a beautiful PINK! Oh, how I LOVE pink!!!! Precious Ivy looks like a brand new girl! She'll be running the halls in no time!!!! So much promise for a beautiful future... Hugs, hugs, and more hugs in celebration with you tonight, sweet friend! :-) Lori McCary

Laine said...

Praise The Lord!!!!!! so very sweet!!

Diane said...

Your precious little bumblebee is flying now because God said she could.

Praise God!

I love you and precious Ivy. God bless you!

ashley said...

PRAISE!!! Thank you Jesus!!!
I have been praying for this post! Ivy, you are such a mighty little girl. We love you!

Georgea's Mommy said...

Tears of JOY!!!! Our girl is back....in HIS time!!

Jen said...

Hallelujah! Rejoicing with you in Ohio.

Lotte en Eugene said...

Wow, good to see her awake. Of course she is in the NO-modus, who wouldn't be.
I hope you see more beautiful things happening soon.

Shawn and Ragena said...

"He makes ALL things beautiful in His time" Bask in the Glory of God's gracious face today!!! Thank you Jesus!Glory and Honor are all yours!!Blessing today sweet Ivy and Momma!

Tera said...

Hallelujah!! Praise the Lord!!

Anonymous said...

Psalm 28:6 Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the voice of my supplication. The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
Praising Him with you, Grandma in Nebraska

snekcip said...

What a LIVING TESTIMONY Ivy Joy is. Thank You Sweet Jesus!!

Keisha said...

Praise The LORD!!! So glad she's awake! Thank you for posting! Still praying!

Anonymous said...

Yay God! Still praying!
Joy

Joy Altman said...

Thanks and praise to our Jesus, the Author and Giver of life!

Renee said...

Crying tears of joy this morning and praising God for hearing and answering all our prayers...

Rach V said...

I have been thinking a praying for you this whole time! So glad to hear she is on the mend, and our prayers have been answered. What a precious blessing she really is!

Anonymous said...

Oh what wonderful news!!!!!

Jessica

Catherine said...

Praising God with you!!! Tears of joy for your sweet Ivy Joy!!!

my3 kids said...

So much beauty!!!! Hoping that Ivy had a good day today and is able to get up and move around very soon..such a sweet sweet girl. xoxo

Ladyblog said...

Praying for Ivy's healing, a fast recovery, good pain management, and for her to start gaining weight and getting STRONG!

Big Happy Family said...

I am hoping you and Ivy are having a glorious time in Boston this Sunday! Thankful Mary. You and Ivy are never far from my thoughts.

kim647 said...

Prayers and thoughts for you all. I am glad things and looking better. Ivy is a joy to see awake. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

No post for 48 hours praying that all is still going well for sweet Ivy Joy.

Anonymous said...

Praying that all is well for Sweet Ivy and her family!

Shay Ankerich said...

Could NOT have read a happier post!!! Bless you sweet friend and SO happy that IJ is awake and looking at you! Blessings and love!!! XO

jnetntheboyz said...

I love seeing all the pictures and how Ivy is progressing. She really is a tiny little thing. She will appreciate the photo and journal entries especially as she gets older. It is also a testament to God's provisions in her little life. Continuing to pray for you all over here. jeanette

Anonymous said...

Ask and you shall receive anything you ask for in prayer? What do you say to the parents whose children died?

Sheila said...

Anonymous- You should be ashamed. You should also be brave enough to sign your name to a post.

I am so happy Ivy is well. Continued prayers for her recovery and for you to have strength.
Sheila

 
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