Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I couldn't make this stuff up...

Seriously fair warning what follows completely ups our crazy meter (if that is possible?). Right now we are resting, wearing sweatshirts, drinking coffee, and enjoying the quiet instead of being at the hospital for skin grafts. Why? Because God healed Miss Evy Imani. Again. Yep, I know! I sorta feel like cussing out of pure shock and joy (I think I just might)!   Honestly I could not make this up and we were just as shocked when after wrapping a wound that looked like this ten minutes before we got on the plane island side (a wound that was still open, not healing much and had signs of eschar inside...not to mention it looked like a few slices of her toe were gone)...... Evy Burn 015.jpgedit
we unwrapped a wound that looked this this 36 hours later in Chicago... evy toe
It was like a chunk of her toe regrew in the air.  I called Jason over and he immediately joined me in my freak out.  We prayed and prayed for healing for her in Zanzibar.  Even with my mustard sized faith I believed that maybe just maybe I would open her wound the next morning to find not even a scratch.  But He did not heal her that way.  We don't know why but He chose to have us rearrange things for an early departure.  I think part of it was to protect my emotional self from prolonged and painful goodbyes.  Maybe He knew we needed to wear sweatshirts and hang out for a couple weeks without much of an agenda.  Maybe this is another lesson in my ways are not your ways.  But whatever the reasons we are so thankful that our baby will not have to go through surgery or skin grafts, at least for now.   The awesome doctor at Children's could not believe she walked away from an electrocution in Africa with just this scar!  He examined her and affirmed that it was much better than the picture he saw of just a few days prior.  The pink area is new skin and shows no signs of infection at all.  He gave us instructions on keeping it clean, closed, moist, and treated; no fun in the sand or water for Evy (no worries it is way too cold for us Africans here) and she has to wear socks all the time and come back this week to check on the progress.  He said she may have a wicked scar (but I happen to think scars are pretty cool...you know "this is where I wrestled with a lion" or "this is where I put a pic ax through my knee" (a story for another time) or in Evy's case "yep, oh that. That is where 360 volts of electricity exited my 2 year body and God miraculously saved me."  So, she is doing great and we are in awe. Again.  
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14 comments:

jkww said...

Whoo-Hoo! Wow, that is a miraculous healing. I've never seen anything like it! Though, I do think that long flights do weird things to your body (ask me about that offline sometime), at least in Evy's case it was a weird and blessed healing!

Christina said...

I cannot believe how much change there was in that toe! Amazing!

Kim said...

PRAISE GOD! THANK YOU FOR THE PICTURES!!!! He is so amazing, so amazing! Hallelujah!

Doro said...

This is GREAT... and we are so happy, that you are not at the hospital right now!
Enjoy the free time and try to make it not to busy... it will be very busy soon enough.

Doro said...

That is GREAT! We are so happy, that you are not at the hospital right now.
Enjoy this gift of "free time" - it will be very busy soon enough.

Nicole said...

Amazing! Thanks for the update! Praising our Heavenly Father with you!!!

Nicole said...

Amazing! Thanks for the update! Praising our Heavenly Father with you!

Janet Rose said...

Amazing! Praise God for His goodness!

Gma Rho said...

A.MAZ.ING! Awesome God!!

Gma Rho said...

A.MAZ.ING! Awesome God!!

Gma Rho said...

A.MAZ.ING! Awesome God!!

Emily C said...

Oh, sweet friend, this is wonderful news! Praise God!

Sandy said...

Holy COW, Rox! Our God is an incredible god!!! I don't understand his ways, but He is sovereign and wise, and I believe you're right. He intended for you to leave when you did, and to get just a bit more glory for himself in the final details of your amazing story. xo!

Laurie Kuykendall said...

Happy to hear the good report! Awesome pics - God is good!!!