Friday, April 19, 2013
Four days ago on a Monday evening, I went against my own personal rule of holding someone else's newborn. My dear friend's fourth child came into this world at a whopping 10lbs. 3oz. He was born the same morning that I came to visit. He felt heavy in my arms and cried when I unwrapped his double swaddle to take a glimpse at his already chubby legs. He was perfect. My friend was feeling great after her unplanned c-section and was discharged two days later. The kids and I brought them dinner on Wednesday night to their home and Babydoll beamed with a smile from ear to ear as she "held" him in her tiny arms. C came past his due date, weeks longer than his Mama would have liked but in God's perfect timing. We all couldn't wait to meet him.
Today, Friday, this sweet family was back at the hospital and C was having major surgery after only four days of life to put his "insides where they should be". After profusely vomiting and finding blood in his diaper they took him to the ER where they did tests to find his appendix floating around in his body and issues with his bowel and how organs were attached to each other. Bringing him in as soon as they did, being born past 40 weeks and being such a high birth weight saved his life. They drove him by ambulance to another hospital to do the procedure.
Psalm 139:13-16 came straight to mind.
"For you formed [his] inward parts;
you knitted [him] together in [his] mother's womb.
14 I praise you, for [he is] fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15 [His} frame was not hidden from you,
when [he] was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw [his] unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for [him],
when as yet there was none of them."
Just four days ago I was holding this precious gift in my arms.
Today I was on my knees praying for his very life.
Baby C came through surgery great. Everything was put back in the right place and his appendix was removed. Praise God! For none of C's days have been a surprise to his Maker!