Wednesday, September 10, 2008

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kaiya does not need SURGERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAY WHAT?????? I KNOW! I KNOW! I can't BELIEVE this!!!



Here's the deal.... when we got to China they told me that Kaiya had her palate repaired before I got there. However, I had been warned repeatedly that China often does only a partial repair. So I looked in her mouth and sure enough there was a hole. So I thought- yep partial repair! So I figured we needed a second surgery. Turns out they left a small hole to allow for her head to grow the right way. The doctor said they did an GREAT job and did EXACTLY what they were supposed to do.


I think my jaw was on the floor... I was like, "Uhhhhh soooo she doesn't have to have ANYTHING done??? I can just LEAVE???"


He said to get out of there and have some fun. SO WE DID!!! We celebrated with a Mommy and Kaiya day. I will post more details on all our fun later.


The cleft group was great. They were so impressed with Kaiya's development and how she has progressed. We will need to do a procedure when she is 9 or 10 to seal up the small hole that was left. Other than that they will just watch to make sure she doesn't have speech issues. She saw a speech therapist who said her language acquisition is excellent. She will meet with her in about 6-9 months again to check on her progress.

(Don't mind the black eye- Kaiya had a small collision with Kaitlyn's play guitar. My little disaster.... first of my kids to have stitches.. first with a black eye! LOL!)

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WOOOOHOOOOO!! NOOOOOOO SURGERY!!! I can not tell you how thankful for this little miracle.... it is a gift for our family. I am SO very grateful. All day this song that was dedicated to Kaiya when we first accepted her referral kept playing in my head. The CHI Special Needs China director Stefani even wrote her own version to celebrate Kaiya finally finding her family after waiting so long. It will always mean so much to me...


Here is a little girl who waited for 2 years in an orphanage. This is a little girl who waited for 3 months on a waiting child list as special needs. Her only special need is LOTS of love and plenty of snacks. She was just waiting for her momma and daddy to figure it out. I am so grateful. Thank you Lord for ordinary miracles...

:0) Angel


35 comments:

Farrah said...

Hip Hip Hooray....YEAH for Kaiya and for Mommy!!!

What a wonderful day for you...YEAH

Melodie said...

Yay!!!! This is wonderful news!!!

Amy said...

Amazing news! So happy for you guys! Yah for the blessing that is Kaiya!

Brandi said...

Whohoo!!! Praise our sweet Jesus. And look at all you learned in the process. He sure doesn't waste the things we know and the things we don't. I LOVE THAT!

Yippee. . .I'm just so thrilled!

Love you,
Bran

Scott and Carolyn said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!!! PRAISE GOD!!! I'm glad you all had a fun day together! :)

Carolyn

The Engelhardt 4 said...

Yipee...Woohoo!!! I saw that she didn't need surgery on one of Russ' tweets, but have been anxiously awaiting this update to find out why. Way to go doctors in CHINA!!!!

Glad to hear it's all good. Stay safe with IKE on his way!! later gator.

Sara said...

Super news! God never ceases to suprise us, does He?! How great is our God:)

Sarah said...

it IS a miracle .. praise God!

I hope you had a good special day with Kaiya. I imagine you must have been floating!

this is one of my fav. songs too!

melissa said...

Awesome news!!!

Tara said...

Oh Angel (& Kaiya) - such exciting news! So happy for you....

PS - Kaiya looks so great - her little cheeks are those you want to 'pinch' now!!!

Tricia said...

WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! GIRL, this is INCREDIBLE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!

You must feel like 1000 pounds were lifted from your shoulders!!!!!!!

What amazing news!!!!!!!!!!!

Greta Jo said...

Praise God, what awesome news!

Lilysmom said...

oh I an so happy for your family and especially for sweet kaiya

Tessa said...

Very cool! Kaiya is such an amazing testimony to God's amazing plan for each of us! To think of how she was placed as a waiting child and that is where you found her ... and she was there for absolutely NO reason! God is so good! You will be able to share this incredible story with her some day ... how cool is that?

Anonymous said...

YEA!!!!!

Liz said...

That is WONDERFUL news! Congratulations!

lifelaughterchaos said...

That is a HUUUGE yeah God!!

Leslie & Shaune said...

that is terrific news!

Phyllis said...

Angel - That is AWESOME news!! I'm so happy for all of you. YEA!!!
Phyllis & Kristen

Amber said...

That is wonderful that Kaiya doesn't need surgery. PTL! Sounds like a good day except for the shiner.

Amy said...

Praising the Lord for His answer to prayer! No surgery is a wonderful blessing.

DebbieT said...

That is the MOST WONDERFUL NEWS!!! And I know a HUGE relief for you - you should just celebrate that good news the rest of the week!! Woo hoo! Hugs, Debbie

Michelle Riggs said...

Praise God! I am so happy for your guys.

God is so good.

TNKerry said...

Such good news!!!! So happy you will not have to endure the stress of a surgery and so good to know that they are doing those surgeries correctly for all the other little boys and girls who will have that surgery done by those same doctors. :)

Lynn said...

So happy for Kaiya today!

love,the whole Collins family

Christina said...

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL news. Enjoy the rest of your week oneless worry.

Kay Bratt said...

What a blessing for Kaiya. Just hoppin' through and saw your blog. You have a beautiful family!

Kay

WashburnWife said...

PRAISE GOD!!! Isn't God amazing? He never fails to amaze me with his blessings and Grace!

Karrie said...

Doin' the Happy Dance!!!!!!
So AWESOME!!!!!!!

Karrie in IN

Darlene said...

Praises! What a relief for you and sweet Kaiya. Thanks for the update!
Darlene

amber said...

Oh -- what great news!!!! Praise God!!! What a fabulous, wonderful surprise.

Tracey said...

Incredible!! That is great news!!

Reba said...

I have commented in my head several times but getting it on the computer took some time...crazy week. Anyway, PRAISE God! What a wonderful surprise He had waiting. (And even more special in light of the whole hurricane/evacuation thing) I just cannot imagine the relief and joy you must have felt hearing those words. It kind of reminds me of Abraham. Here you were, holding your daughter out, saying, "Do it, I know you need to." You trusted. Then He answered and said, "Your faith is enough..." (I do realize He doesn't always work like that but in this case, that is what it reminds me of...)
Reba

Wife to the Rockstar said...

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Stefanie said...

WOW!! Praising Him with you for this blessed respite for you and your precious girl :) Glad your surgery day turned into a FUN day!!