Greetings from sunny central California!
Ok, everyone, here's the news. Yesterday, we had Lilee's first cardiologist appointment in 3 months. After doing an ultrasound on our wiggly little girl, it looks like the grafted hose attached to her heart is narrowing. The doctor wants to see her again in 2 months to check the rate of the narrowing to determine when her next surgery with be. He believes it will most likely happen before she turns 1 in October.
As you can imagine, this news isn't the greatest, but like Chris has reminded me, we knew this would be happening but didn't know the timing. Frankly, the thought of going through all this again is completely TERRIFYING! However, it's amazing how God is using this to remind us of His faithfulness! The funny thing is that I don't necessarily feel scared, but sad. Everyday, I get to see this beautiful baby transform into a sweet little girl. Picturing her back in the hospital gives me the chills.
As always, we are completely dependant on your prayers. PLEASE, agree with us in prayer and ask our gracious God for complete healing and wholeness. I am not above asking for a miracle!!! Friends and family, we are continuing to count on your support! God is so good and I know He is able, whether reoccuring surgeries or financial hurdles. We love you!
The dependant Finches :o)
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Happy May Day, everyone!
Thanks for keeping up on our Lilee Jane blog. Next Wednesday is Lilee's cardiologist appointment, so I'll be keeping you updated as soon as I can.
Today, I got some overwhelming news. Since Lilee's surgery, I've been battling the bills with attempting to gain help with Medi-Cal and California Childrens Services (CCS), along with Social Security. It has proven to be a frustrating endeavor, only to discover today that CCS will only cover bills accrued from March 2008-09 (long story). Since, Lilee's surgery was in December or 2007, the remaining money (after ins. coverage) is not covered. Not only this, but all her cardiologist bills (before March 2008) aren't covered either.
All this to say... HELP! I, personally, need your prayers! It is really easy to get overwhelmed and MAD! However, I was recently reminded that GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE, no matter what! No matter how much money we owe, no matter how many surgeries Lilee needs! Dear friends, I am asking that you would specifically pray for the Lord to help us meet these financial needs! He is a God of details and I KNOW that He will work this out for HIS good. I know it!
Thank you, again, for reading this. I can't tell you how much it means to us to have such dear friends and family to count on during this whole CRAZY ordeal. We love you and TRULY count on your prayers!