The birthday girl had a cardiology appointment today. She has oodles of appointments, but this is the appointment. The one that really matters. In the early weeks and months after she got sick we has so many 'bad news' appointments--appointments where we would hear that she had developed a new problem, needed more medicine, or had fluid around her heart. Often, we'd be 'blind-sided'....feeling like she was doing well and hearing otherwise. Even though Lilah has many concerning 'health issues', her heart is the biggest and the scariest for us.
Her amazing cardiologist reiterated Lilah's "miracle girl" status today....telling us her heart was doing so well that she could discontinue 3 of her medications!!! Actually, Dr. Bremer felt like the only cardiac drug she needed right now was a blood pressure medication. I am speechless!! The problems with her heart are not small ones, and the fact that it is functioning well, allowing her to grow, learn, play-- is not by accident. It is the power of the prayers of so many, and the blessing of a God that has called her for His purpose.
We are overjoyed by such sweet news--the perfect birthday present!