Count of Chicks for Children

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

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Xiaoyun had a busy day today. She had to have three chest x rays (which are painful) and got the chest tube removed (Yeah!). The PICC line issue was never resolved. She is still using the IV in the other arm and waiting for the IV team to determine if the PICC is still good. The x ray of the PICC showed no infiltration, and they are going to try just putting fluids in it again to see what will happen. By this evening she will be back up to her full 18 pounds of traction. She is quite happy to leave it on at all times, which is a good thing, since that will help determine how straight she ends up being in the end. Her incision down the back is looking great and seems to be healing nicely (though if I understand correctly, they go in the same incision again for the last surgery). She's eating well and all in all doing very well considering all that she's been through the last few weeks.


  1. Cindy, I've been keeping up with your posts and am so happy Xiaoyun is doing better. She is quite the brave little girl, and seems to have the best attitude about it all. What a precious daughter you have. We leave on Wednesday for China, and I will be praying that all goes well with the next surgery - I'll be anxious to get caught up on your posts when/if we can in China, or when we return. May God continue to protect Xiaoyun thru the next surgery and ease her pain during recovery.

  2. I am amazed! Keeping X. and all of you in my prayers. Watching the blog daily. Blessings to all! Debbie H.

  3. You don't know me, but we are adoptive parents ourselves and on the journey to another child:-) Just wanted to tell you how touched we have been by your daughter's "story" and her testimony/plea for orphans. So much so, that my Pastor used a snip-it of her story during a Pro-life/adoption sermon last week! Jr. Youth meets tonight and then cards made by the kiddos will be in the mail to encourage your sweet miracle of a daughter! Hang in there!!