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God's Plan For Us

This is our journey - God's incredible plan for our lives. When we followed the moving of the Holy Spirit, He opened the windows of Heaven and poured out upon us blessings we never dreamed of! Indescribable joy!

" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, January 20, 2012

Change of Plans

Xiaoyun (with special glasses on) and Zak
So the slumber party was not meant to be. Xiaoyun had had a good afternoon, enjoying being with Zak and eating a bit. One of the child life specialist's had procured for her the one and only pair of special glasses in the hospital that allowed her to watch the tv while looking straight up at the ceiling. She was having a blast with those glasses and we were having a fun time, when all of the sudden she started telling me that under her arm felt swollen. I didn't think much about it, since it was around the area of her incision, and didn't look abnormal to me. A few minutes passed, and she started complaining about that area hurting and being hot. She looked at me and said "Mama, I'm not strong" I didn't know what she was talking about, but she went on to say that she was going to cry. Oh My Heart!!!! I quickly assured her that strong people cry and it was fine to let it out. The nurse came in and thought perhaps her PICC line had been infiltrated (leaking out). An x ray was ordered, and all her meds/fluids moved to her other arm where a backup IV was located. By then she was really hurting and the x ray made it much worse. They gave her some more medicine and once the fluids had been out of her PICC line for a bit, she settled down and started feeling better.Virgil walked into the midst of the chaos, and plans were changed and he stayed with Xiaoyun and Zak.  The x ray showed no infiltration, but they're not sure what is going on yet. The IV team will come in the morning and decide what to do. Hopefully she will not have to have another IV started tonight, but I'm afraid with all the stuff going into that one vein, it might blow. Please continue to keep her in your prayers!!!!


  1. Oh, bless her heart..I was just thinking that I had not heard you mention her crying. I know I would have after the first surgery. What a strong and brave young lady yall have there! Keeping everyone in my prayers. Christi

  2. “Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Pooh

    Xiaoyun is so very brave and so very strong. And so are her parents.

    I just found your blog this week and read the whole thing. Xiaoyun is in my thoughts constantly right now. All of you are.

  3. I have been following your blog since we found each other. I will continue to pray that she gets stronger and that everything works out the way it is suppose to..

  4. Oh Cindy!!! I am praying for your sweet, precious Xiaoyun! Please tell her that there are SO many people thinking about her and praying for her!!!!

  5. Hi,this is John from Guangzhou as your guide,I noticed your blog and Xiaoyun's condition on facebook,and I just wanna tell Xiaoyun she is a brave girl and I wish she's gonna get better soon!! And I'm typing in Chinese to tell her the same thing if she is ok to read it,also saying happy Chinese New Year to Elli,Enya and her:小云,你是一个坚强的女孩子,祝你身体早日恢复,春节马上到了,也希望你春节快乐!!

  6. My goal is to give Mama and Baba a night at home together next week. WIll be so glad to be there to help out. Love to all. Mama