Just another quick update on Amelia. The picture below is shortly after her surgery. Her entire hand is covered so her cast looks like a club. Hence the name "weapon of mass destruction." One of the physicians who assisted in her surgery approached us yesterday about the possibility of using a part of the nerve in her thumb they removed to help aid them in research of abnormal nerves in childrens' fingers that grow unusually large. They want to study the DNA from both types of nerves. It was strange to hear that Amelia had a normal nerve in her abnormal thumb, but once again God is revealing his purpose to us in this situation. Of course our response was "ABSOLUTELY!" We are so blessed with the team of doctors we worked with and their excellent care of our baby.
And another blessing--Amelia stood up by herself today when we got home and walked around the living room. It just proves to us how resilient she truly is. All we can ask for now is that she is able to get full range of motion of her new thumb (her former index finger) so that she can use her hand to its fullest potential. Thanks again for the calls, visits, prayers, and food. We feel so blessed.
"For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever." 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
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